Wednesday, October 7, 2009

TLV-52 Toyota Corona Mark II

The Toyota Corona Mark II was an upscale version of the Toyota Corona sedan. By the 1970s, the Mark II used a separate platform from the plain Corona and was much larger. Once the platform was separated, the car became known simply as the Toyota Mark II.

Subsequent Mark II models spawned several variations, each of them sedans but with different styling. The sportier Toyota Chaser and Toyota Cresta appeared in the late 1970s.

The Mark II found success as a private-use executive car in Japan. The Mark II and its variants often sold in numbers comparable to the smaller Toyota Corona and Toyota Corolla. Popularity peaked in the 1980s and the Mark II was available with engines ranging from a 1.8 liter straight-4 cylinder to a turbocharged 2.5-liter that pushed the 280 horsepower (209 kW) self-imposed limit of the Japanese auto industry.

*taken from wikipedia

Here is my 1st Gen Toyota Corona Mark II by Tomytec in 1/64 scale. It has very accurate details with regards to the headlights, rear lights, signal lights, chrome grilles/bumpers and tire rims.

LV-52b Toyota Corona Mark II

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