It is at least rear-wheel drive, which allows for dreams of sideways screeching smoking driving. I don’t think anyone will have to look out of a side window, mid-drift, to see in the direction the car is moving. Allow me to illustrate:
So this car probably won’t be anything more than a dull old Toyota, but it still looked gorgeous in the evening light up Lafayette St.
A lot of sources refer to the Cressida as a four-door Supra, the top-of-the-range sports car in the Toyota lineup. Thinking of things the other way around (i.e. the Supra as a two-door Cressida) and neither one sounds very interesting. What the four-door Supra distinction signifies is a predilection to swapping parts from one to the other to up the performance.
I just love the staid, conservative lines and the mulberry paint. Very businesslike, which would be fun to live with if you’re not actually a businessperson.
It’s cars like these that I really miss when they’re not around. A little interesting and a joy to photograph, this Cressida makes up a small piece of the vast automotive network of parked cars acting like image and thought vortices for my brain and camera.