WTF: Toyota Corona Super Roomy

WTF: Toyota Corona Super Roomy


After Yesterdays Lincoln Touge Car I remembered I came across something very different some time ago: a Corona T170 Super Roomy!
Toyota Corona super roomy limo
Toyota Corona super roomy limo

A what??

Well, basically it is a standard T170 Corona, but then lengthened in the middle:
Toyota Corona super roomy limo
Toyota Corona super roomy limo

And it still has got those cheap hubcaps on it… 🙁

Well, at least you can sit very comfortable on those velours seats with all that extra space:
Toyota Corona super roomy limo
Toyota Corona super roomy limo

Apparently from what I found was that Toyota introduced the Super Roomy to celebrate the sale of the 10 millionth Corona in 1990 and offered this 210mm stretched limo in a limited run of 500 cars.

I can’t imagine many people actually bought this Corona! The Corona wasn’t that big, luxurious and only the extra space may be a bit more comfortable… Looking at it it may have been good as a rental limo or a extra luxurious version of the Corona Taxi lineup, but for the “normal” people it would not have been an attractive car. However back in the early 90s Japanese were just buying anything that looked more luxurious than what the neighbour had on his driveway. As the source mentioned: The Corona was a limo that had the common touch, like the car was a symbol of the bubble period.


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