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 Post subject: My 1969 Toyota Corona RT40
PostPosted: Fri Jun 04, 2010 1:47 am 

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I came across this rare beauty a month ago, and just had to buy it and save it :) It is all original, only 73.000km. Never restored. Some (many) pics here:

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 04, 2010 3:56 am 
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Fantastic! What a time capsule.

What a travesty if this had have been crushed.

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 04, 2010 6:31 am 
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Beautiful example of an original survivor! :tu:
I hope you'll keep it that way.
Congratulations and thanks for saving it!

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Nice find! It looks so tiny compared to those modern "small" SUVs. :)

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 05, 2010 3:30 am 

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ben wrote:
Nice find! It looks so tiny compared to those modern "small" SUVs. :)


Yes, it is really tiny, it feels like having to wear it on instead of sitting in it :D But in the original brochure, it says that it has all the room you need for a holiday with 5 persons and luggage. Times sure have changed since 1969.

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 05, 2010 3:32 am 

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toyotageek wrote:
Beautiful example of an original survivor! :tu:
I hope you'll keep it that way.
Congratulations and thanks for saving it!


Of course I'll keep it all original, no doubt about that.

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norwaycrown wrote:
Of course I'll keep it all original, no doubt about that.


Are you taking off those mirrors then?


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 05, 2010 12:42 pm 

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datsunfreak wrote:

Are you taking off those mirrors then?


No, why should I? That's how it vas delievered from the car store in Norway.

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yeah that's a very cool little car. i love the 4-doors, they look like they are speeding along even while standing still. funny to see it between the SUVs, as well!


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norwaycrown wrote:
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Are you taking off those mirrors then?


No, why should I? That's how it vas delievered from the car store in Norway.


Yes they are original. Fender mirrors were commonly fitted as standard back then. My Australian delivered 1969 KE15SL has them too, though soon after this, Toyota began fitting door mirrors as standard.

I find them very difficult to see anything out of however. I'm on the lookout for a period clip on A pillar mirror to augment vision.

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norwaycrown wrote:
datsunfreak wrote:

Are you taking off those mirrors then?


No, why should I? That's how it vas delievered from the car store in Norway.


:lol: Good answer! :tu:

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I find them very difficult to see anything out of however. I'm on the lookout for a period clip on A pillar mirror to augment vision.


I have to agree with you there, the mirrors are totally useless :D If I had used the car as a daily driver in heavy traffics, I could never live with them.

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i have trouble with the door mirror on my corona. it's so tiny and is only on one side, it's basically useless.


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is it easy to find a set of those fender mirrors in norway? i'd like a pair for my MS55 of the same year. got a pair of brit mirrors of the time, which are quite close in shape, but of course the jap mirrors are more authentic


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 11, 2010 7:39 am 

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crown69 wrote:
is it easy to find a set of those fender mirrors in norway? i'd like a pair for my MS55 of the same year. got a pair of brit mirrors of the time, which are quite close in shape, but of course the jap mirrors are more authentic


No, it is almost impossible to find here too. Maybe in Japan?

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 11, 2010 10:27 am 
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tnx anyway; I'm sticking with my brit mirrors


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 11, 2010 8:47 pm 
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Did you try Crown Classics?

http://www.crown-classics.com/items/gt053/gt053.html

They actually have more than just this one style (see the Mooneyes site).
http://www.mooneyesshop.jp/product-list/377

Drop them an email and ask - they read & write English. :tu:

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 Post subject: Re: My 1969 Toyota Corona RT40
PostPosted: Thu Sep 04, 2014 12:28 pm 

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Found another old thread of mine, and I have some newer pics of this car too :)

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 Post subject: Re: My 1969 Toyota Corona RT40
PostPosted: Fri Sep 05, 2014 12:49 am 
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Another beauty!! - just like your MS65... :D
You sure do choose your classic Toyota's carefully. Nothing like a thoroughly original and unmolested classic... :tu:
I remember looking at a white RT40 that was for sale in Sweden probably about 4 years ago. It wasn't anywhere near as nice as yours, but I still kind of regret that I didn't buy it. Such a cool design...

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 Post subject: Re: My 1969 Toyota Corona RT40
PostPosted: Fri Sep 05, 2014 5:52 am 
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Seriously, the Nordic countries are a treasure trove of old Toyota's lately! How have they all survived, don't they salt the roads?

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