The Toyota Crown Affair

Yes, we are totally stalking this car. Last night, our friends at Katysnest twisted and mashed potatoed the night away at the city of Torrance, CA’s Rock Around the Block festivities, a celebration of 1950s nostalgia put on by the Torrance Historical Society. Torrance would be an entirely unremarkable town full of strip malls and office parks were it not for the enormous, sprawling campuses of Toyota USA, Honda of America, and (until their recent move to Tennessee) Nissan USA. With Mitsubishi close by in Cypress, CA, the area is an absolute mecca.

Apparently, when a fifties shindig goes down in your own backyard, it’s a little easier to celebrate your 50th anniversary. Thanks to Katysnest, we finally have some good pictures of the 1958 Toyopet Crown that Toyota USA recently restored and featured on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. As you can see, taking a photo of the actual car, rather than a photo of a 13-inch countertop television, does wonders for the resolution. Beautiful! We can’t wait to see it in person at the JCCS this year.

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One Response to The Toyota Crown Affair

  1. Don Hawkins said:

    We’re thrilled to see the Toyopet being met with such great response by everyone, and to see a car that our shop (Custom Automotive Restoration in Portland Oregon) completely restored. Toyota of Portland handled the paint and tremendous hours of parts locating etc….Don Hawkins

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