Indiana Cressida Proves That A Snowball Has A Chance In Hell After All

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This is Down On The Street Bonus Edition, where we check out interesting street-parked cars located in places other than the Island That Rust Forgot. You know those movies about the scattered survivors of a heinous plague? Here's a machine that's emerged victorious- though hardly unscathed- from repeated assaults by the dreaded Yersina Rustis. 72Riv spotted this Cressida in Winona Lake, Indiana, a region in which most Malaise Era Japanese cars dissolved like a serial killer's victims in a basement quicklime pit- not that I'd know anything about that- and shot some nice photos and video for us. Jump away for more.

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Today I ran across this old, first gen Toyota Cressida (circa '77-'80). I thought it would fit the DOTS Bonus Edition. I took some photos and some video of it

I always find the old pre '80s Japanese steel to be interesting. They were still feeling out the American auto market and seemed to be going down the econo-Mercedes track rather than the sub-compact track at first. Found in Winona Lake, Indiana. An interesting tidbit—it has an Explorer (as in Explorer Conversion Vans—based in Warsaw, Indiana) logo on the right rear fender. I'm not sure why that is there. Perhaps it was put there by an employee that owned this car at some point. Looks like it has been an Indiana resident for quite some time. It is showing the rust that the salty winters bring around here.

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Dealkiller the Very Tired

Maybe I should take a picture of the '79 Honda Accord 2 door hatchback that is sitting for sale at a Big Boy parking lot near me. It's purple, showing some surface rust and the owner is asking an incredible $2,500 for it. I'm thinking crack-pipe all the way at that price.