For $13,500, Is This Corolla A Trueno Romance?

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Toyota corolla/trueno

For $13,500, Is This Corolla A Romance?

Today’s Nice or Crack Pipe AE86 is positive that the Toyota hasn’t always been as as a kiss from your but will this one’s dull your ardor?

break down yesterday’s Locost by the numbers — 5.0 about 1,850 lbs, something like 8 lbs per pony to around; a historic wireframe 7 in its nose; and thirteen five, was its price tag. What that all add up to? A 63% Nice Price that’s what.

Anthony Bruce Chapman sure had a of a lot of names for someone who advocated Read more Read on


Okay, that’s enough let’s queue up today’s

In the nineteen eighties Toyota the entire Corolla lineup rear-wheel drive to front after first testing the with cars like the and Tercel. This switch much plunged Toyota’s car into a cold dark of performance purgatory in which it is mired.

But before Toyota the Corolla’s cojones they what are arguably today the desirable of that model’s — what’s generally in the US as the AE86.

So venerated are these that the new ball-deep amazing FR-S has a boxer piston on its flank with 86 in its middle in its Sadly, that stylized on the FR-S looks to me like BS, and I pointed that out to a Toyota rep at the intro he kind of crapped his in agreement.

Alas, I digress.

Here we have a 1985 AE86 SR5 — or Trueno in JDM parlance, and these cars stock are all and a bag of shrimps, this one eschews the sturdy factory 4A 1.6 for a larger and chested 3S-GE 2 litre. claimed to be the 4th-gen BEAMS Breakthrough Engine with Mechanism System — top, an engine good for 200-bhp.

The motor is claimed to been professionally yanked a JDM Toyota Al Jazzera Altezza and the transplant brought along car’s 6-speed manual for The description of those upgrades ad space with a litany of hardware that has been updated or refreshed, including a rack up front and a Supra in the back. There are plenty of pictures of the colorful underpinnings include adjustable KYBs little knobs that should go up to 11.

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There are a number of updates to the as well, mostly centered a set of gauges crowded into the double DIN radio used to and a gnarly set of checkered flag mats that look cool. On the outside, the car sports said as its original paint and a shall rise again pin treatment, along with the de JDM-style Trueno bumpers and back. This generation of was the only one to feature pop-up and while many an AE86 has retrofitted with the JDM Levin’s units, this one still some of the mystery alive by its headlights.

Other exterior features smoked tail light a matte black (faux fee-bray?) hood, and blue alloy wheels. that’s all set off by a bear stance that good but doesn’t require puckering over RR crossings.

The price for this heavily upon AE86 is thirteen — exactly the same as Locost. Both cars a unique driving proposition, their approaches couldn’t be different. That Canadian racer was like a ball hammer in the hands of Mike — what with its V8 and not else — while Miami-based Corolla is more a bento box full of awesome. Of a challenge for some may be just the thing registered in their — I can tell you that would turn this … back at the border batting an eyelash. Florida of would let you register your for the street if you so wanted, and apparently car too has been able to make it the DMV process there.

Considering all that — and how car seems to balance the rice, baby — do you think worth $13,500? Or, for that does this AE86 not Trueno blood?

You decide!

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