i've been a member for some time now. i've had a handful of toyotas over that last few years. the most recent is a 1978 toyota corona
that my girlfriend bought about a month or so ago.
it is a corona 2000 with an 18R-C engine and what looks like a borg warner automatic. leaf springs in the back.
i have been working on it to get it ready for registration. in the last few days i have changed a few steering parts and done a minor service on it.
the car itself is in pretty good condition. it was in the same family all its life until we bought it. all the chrome trimmings are there and the interior is in very good condition. everything works. unfortunately, it does not have air conditioning, but we don't mind.
myself, i have a thing for old ford vehicles (i currently have a 1977 LTD, a 1978 Falcon and a 1984 F-100) but i've always had a soft spot for toyotas and this one i really like. i really think the build quality of these vehicles was outstanding and i'm glad my girlfriend has bought this car. she also has a 2002 toyota corolla, but she'll be selling that soon to drive the corona on a daily basis.
as you can imagine, i'll be doing all the servicing on the corona...
i've previously spent a lot of time on the camry section as i used to have a sedan
and a couple of wagons
(all gen3). i also used to have an ST162 celica.
i am a tradesman motor mechanic and i look forward to contributing in discusions regarding general maintenance, but i don't do any modification work. just not interested in that.
i'm 33 and i live in Brisbane, Australia, but born in Peru.
EDIT: car is now registered. here's a pic we took just before taking it to get a roadworthy certificate yesterday: