130,000 Miles in Three Years with a New 1970 Toyota Corona? No Problem!

1973 toyota corona magazine advertisement
130k Miles in 3 Years with a New '70 Toyota CoronaToyota

What kind of car would be best for delivering newspapers and mail in mountainous, snowy Lewis County, Washington, in the early 1970s? Perhaps a rear-wheel-drive sedan might not be your first choice for such duty, but Mary Mahoney's 1970 Toyota Corona was still on the job as of the publication of this magazine advertisement for the 1973 Corona.

1973 toyota corona magazine advertisement

We can assume that rust killed Mary's Corona long before its forklift-derived 3R engine failed.