1968 Toyota Corona Hot Rod

1968 Toyota Corona Hot Rod

I’m not sure what was on that guy’s mind when he imagined this beast – I’m thinking he was a guy, since this outrageous ride is oozing testosterone – but all of those questions seem to disappear into thin air the second you get a glimpse of the 1968 Toyota Corona Hot Rod. This awesome ride is being auctioned off, with this odd mix of Japanese design and American power looking very appealing. I can’t, for the life of me, figure out why would anyone part with this blue marvel.

1968 Toyota Corona Hot Rod

Southern California based mechanic Mitch Allread imagined and built this thing back in 2004 – you see, I was right; it was a guy who built it – after stripping the original and adding a steel space-frame for extra strength. Also worth mentioning are the 106″ wheelbase, strange and aggressive front end, as well as that mesmerizing Gulf-Racing Blue paint job. Keeping inline with the overall muscle-car looks, the cabin was fitted with customized Jaz racing seats, window nets, and full harnesses. Power is delivered by a 4.0-liter DOHC Lexus V8 engine, good for around 250 hp, through a four speed automatic transmission. No price-tag is too steep for this Toyota; at least, not in my mind.

1968 Toyota Corona Hot Rod

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