Auction Block: 1968 Toyota Corona Hot Rod

Jun 13, 2016

Category: Rides

There are a handful of food combinations that wouldn’t immediately strike you as being great complements of one another, but taste great all the same. Think tortilla chips and vanilla ice-cream. Shots of cheap whiskey backed with pickle brine. This 1968 Toyota Corona Hot Rod being auctioned off later this month is essentially the automotive version of that culinary mashup.

While folks don’t usually associate Japanese cars with the very meat-and-potatoes American hot-rod scene, you can’t do anything other than put this modified Toyota Corona in the same category. Built by the Southern California based mechanic Mitch Allread back in 2004, this car was stripped down to its bones and given a tubular steel space-frame and 106 inch wheelbase along with an aggressive front end and Gulf-Racing Blue paint job. To go along with this muscled up build originally intended to compete in the Silver State Challenge, the interior of this racer is fitted with a couple of fully customized Jaz racing seats, window nets, and full harnesses. To match the car’s good looks, Allread fitted it with a a push start 4 liter DOHC Lexus V8 that puts out 250 horses through a four speed automatic transmission. The car will be put up for auction on the 26th of this month, and is estimated to go for around $25,000 – $35,000. [Purchase]

1968 Toyota Corona Hardtop 1

1968 Toyota Corona Hardtop 2

1968 Toyota Corona Hardtop 3

1968 Toyota Corona Hardtop 03

1968 Toyota Corona Hardtop 003

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1968 Toyota Corona Hardtop 6

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