1984 Toyota Corolla Levin GTV — Back To The Future — Super Street Magazine

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1984 Toyota Corolla GTV — Back To The Future

revs approaching five per tacho sweep, second became third, third became fourth and fourth was for fifth.

The unmistakable sound of a naturally-aspirated four-cylinder engine across the valley. With approaching five digits per sweep, second gear third, third quickly fourth and fourth was swapped for And then it appeared. Not the Atlantic open wheeler one could imagine as the source of the aural but an AE86 Corolla meticulously with full Toyota Developments N2-spec mechanical and 1980s period-correct TRD racing Someone pinch us.

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Steve Wilcock, the Corolla’s and custodian, has been infatuated Toyota’s iconic AE86 for the part of two decades. It all stemmed a co-drive in a rally-prepped machine in the late 1980s a chance that was quickly followed up by the of his first AE86 road But that was just the beginning. may only (his words, not own seven examples at present but all at least 30 examples have through his hands over the It was always only going to be a of

time before he decided to his ultimate tribute to the lightweight, cult-classic.

In Steve’s eyes the TRD N2 machine is the embodiment of the AE86. Drifting may given the car’s popularity a boost in recent years outside of Japan but it was on the racetracks of its in the one-make N2 series where the Toyota originally earned its stripes in the mid to late 1980s.

the right engine was the crucial says Steve, Without the thing it really would been a real struggle to the rest of the car. The 4A-G in had originally been fitted in a DB4 Formula Atlantic-spec open (hence the raised ends on its cam and was initially engineered in the US. We can’t be sure who built it, says but going off the information we have it was Hasselgren Engineering or Loyning’s Service so it’s the real anyway. The local Kiwi of the

DB4 had purchased the racecar for the chassis, but had no for the engine and had sold it to one of Steve’s He had it kicking around for a few years, and decided that he wasn’t going to do anything with it. So I was lucky!

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