Zero-meter 1974 Toyota Corollas found in Cyprus

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When Turkey invaded Cyprus in 1974, Turkish retaliation was imminent which broke out a war between Turkey and Greece. Peace was later found by UN intervention and dividing Cyprus into two parts just like Kashmir is divided amongst India and Pakistan.

As UN peacekeepers went on to document Nicosia, Cyprus, a Toyota showroom was found with 1974 Toyota Corolla stalled there with literally zero meter clocked in their odometers.

Beneath the Ledra Palace Hotel in the abandoned city of Varosha is a treasure trove of dilapidated but nearly unused Toyotas. Dust-covered Corollas, Corona Mark IIs and Celicas can be seen rotting away.

Unfortunately, many of them have damage, including caved-in roofs, smashed windshields, or missing parts. Some look like they’ve been rifled through, trunks and hoods left open. Others, are in surprisingly good condition.

As it is said that any good leader will find a way to avoid war but when it is imminent, people have to abandon their homes and their belongings which become treasure for the people who return to see the devastation of an intense war.

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  1. Fawad says

    O long time ago..I remembered my Corolla 74 model car, really I enjoyed that time with such a solid body…Can we bring this car from Cyprus?

  2. Talha says

    Can we order a celica?? Or its part from there?? Please this is urgent!!

  3. abid khan says

    1974 model car chaye palese for demand ??

  4. Azam Sultan Ahmed says

    We had this corrolla model in our family for 16 years and I will never forget it (1974 to 1991) What a strong and sturdy car, its not like paper cars of today, these cars were rock solid.

  5. Rizwan Rauf Baba says

    I still have corolla 1974 I am restoring to its original these days.

  6. Sartaj Khan says

    I have 1974 toyota corolla but I need same parts. if same one have part so plzz send me email ( [email protected] ).

  7. Samad Khan says

    I have one and its such a great car!

  8. Naseer Uddin says

    I want to buy how any one please tell mee…

  9. Naseer Uddin says

    please I want to buy urgent….

  10. Hector Rawimage Torres says

    I want one can I buy one I'm restoring a 76 toyota corolla

  11. Morten Sinding says

    All those cars you can not get hold of, they are in the buffer zone in no man's land, if you can get hold of them, you are a very good diplomat. there is no one who has been able to resolve the Cyprus crisis which has lasted since the war in 1974.

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