As for the electric razor remark in this post's title, I made it because the frontal ensemble of the Corona somewhat reminded me of the shaving end of an electric razor. And the razor-edge bit was intended to be a sly take on razor-edge styling on custom Rolls-Royces, vintage 1940s.
The backwards-leaning Corona front was unusual for its time. That's because styling fashion in those pre-aerodynamic days was to have front fender profile leaning forwards, the objective to have a strong, long line at shoulder level to make a car seem as long as possible. Toyota's contrarian approach gave the car a stubbier look, but that didn't seem to affect sales negatively.
All things considered, I consider this Corona a successful design.