The Toyota Corona was manufactured between 1957 and 2002. The Corona was one of Toyota’s first international exports, followed shortly after by the Toyota Corolla, a slightly smaller vehicle.
The 1969 model we have in our museum is a third generation Corona, which spanned from 1964 – 1970. This generation was known for its wide range of body styles, including the original sedan, a 5-door hatchback, two different styles of pickup, a 3-door van, a 2-door hardtop, and an extended cab with a canopy. Battista Farina, an Italian designer, assisted in the design of the third generation Corona. Exports of this generation Corona were popular in both the US and Europe because of the increase in engine performance and durability from its previous generations.