I've spent over an hour trying to track down owners of some rare Toyotas for this project, but at least when I need to find a dope late-model big-body lexus it only takes seconds. Enter @nat7272's LS460L, VIP to the bone. Now only 39 variants left in my quest to illustrate every Toyota model ever sold in the US.
Number 163 in my quest to illustrate every Toyota model. This morning I'm fawning over the sweet, sweet photographic skills of @lito_photography, and giving his little 'rolla wagon a bump. The car is cute, but his real calling is with his DSLR. Go check out his stuff!
Staying local today, this Thunderbird is parked a few blocks from my house and has been begging me to lay down its long straight lines. This particular model is a 1979 Heritage Edition and is a last celebration of the truly large personal coupe. The 1973 and 1979 oil crises, along with the instroduction of more efficient imports, spelled disaster for the American land yacht.
Number 140 in my quest to illustrate every Toyota model. Let's visit @toyotatundra05 in Ontario and ask him why his Tundra breaks down all of the time. Seriously, my 2001 was indestructible!
Yet another Japanese import in my quest to illustrate every single body style of Toyota vehicles sold in the US. (#31/244) This MX73 Cressida sedan is posted up over at the JNC forum by owner Ayocab. It was as close to showroom as possible when he snatched it up and his tasteful mods have only improved the classic boxy eighties styling.
Every week I choose a random Toyota owner and illustrate their car. Today the lucky subject is a 2016 Highlander LE AWD that was just purchased by Hoosagoodboy on Reddit.
Commission 25/26 (car #19/26) for Doug S in Portland OR. Rebuilding an abandoned house means lots of Home Depot trips. That means you need a truck, right? This beast once belonged to Doug's brother-in-law, then to his nephew, then ended up in his own driveway. It was involved in more than one accident thanks to his two kids, but in each case the insurance payout for repairs was more than the value of the truck.
I had long lusted for a finned-Cadillac and one day as I was driving in my neighborhood this one jumped out at me with a For Sale sign on the dash. It was a short-lived romance, though, as the electrical system was failing and it needed a complete rewire in the near future. No thanks.