Takahashi, who was riding the second-generation Corona, will start considering switching to the new Corona when the third-generation is released. Then, in 1965, one year has passed since the third-generation Corona was released, the Corona Hardtop was obtained.
高 Mr. Takahashi seems to have started pursuing the run, as he said, “I was running hard.” And in 1967 he bought the Toyota 1600GT.
"I didn't like this Toyota 1600GT. I went to a dealer about 40 km away, but on that day I ate a stepping stone and felt it was a bad idea. I've been hit and I don't have a good impression of the Toyota 1600GT. "
橋 The next thing unfortunate that Takahashi encountered was the new Toyota Corona Mark 2, which was launched in 1968. The grade I started riding is HT 1900GSS. After that, at Mark 2 for a while, it seemed as though the car selection was calm.
"The Mark 2 was also a good car, but it was different from the Corona I was riding before. It was a big body and the handling was poor, and the suspension was fluffy. Mark 2 is a little disappointing. '
And finally, we arrived at Corona, the headwaters. It was the Corona 2000GT, which was later one-owner vehicle.
"The fifth-generation Corona was released in 1973, and I didn't jump right away, and in the following 1974 I bought a 73-year 2000GT. I chose the 2000GT because of its good engine performance. I liked the flowing design of the hardtop.When I actually got on it, it felt good and the body size was right for me, and I loved it more and more. "
Takahashi's occupation is a stamper. His father is a plasterer, and he seems to be particular about modeling. Starting with the second-generation corona, I'm worried about cars with cutting-edge designs.
With more variations and a choice of four-doors and hardtops, they were able to choose a car with a flowing design without hesitation. However, the Corona 2000GT has a long relationship with cars thanks to its superior functionality beyond its design.
Published: Nostalgic Hero, August 2008, vol.128 [All contents in the article are as of the time of publication]