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.
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.