Posts Tagged ‘toyota’

Go-Rolla – 1979 Toyota Corolla

March 17, 2016

Sometimes, you can find a car that allows you to both get in on a growing trend, while still getting decent performance for fair money. You might be wondering what a stock 1979 Corolla with the simple addition of JDM-tite-yo mirrors is doing here, but hang on for more details on that. While the Corolla’s current reputation is cemented as an emotionless, reliable-as-death-and-taxes car that will bore anyone who’ll sit in it into working on clearing out their email inbox, brushing their teeth and sipping a latte while driving it, nostalgia means we can look at the few older examples that remain and appreciate them for what they are. But before that, let’s look back at period reviews, in which they were actually criticized by Road & Track for being too large, heavy, overpriced, too small inside, and for consuming too much fuel. The rear suspension also came under fire for being crude. With that convincing sales pitch, you’ll definitely want to check out this 1979 Toyota Corolla for sale for $3000 in Austin, TX.

1979 Toyota Corolla left front



Five-Speed Drop-Top – 1988 Toyota Celica Convertible

January 25, 2016

With the fourth-generation Celica moving to the front-wheel-drive platform shared with the Corona, lower-specification versions of this car were more and more of an appliance with a fancy dress. So normally, the only ST162 Celicas you’d find here are the GT-S with its 135hp 3S-GE twincam four-cylinder, or the homologation version Alltrac Turbo. That said, a convertible top makes things fun, and finding a well-kept one with a manual transmission is fairly unusual, so let’s take a look at this 1988 Toyota Celica convertible for sale for $3200 in Garden Home, OR.

1988 Toyota Celica convertible left front


Tarnished Crowns – Pair of 1969 Toyota Coronas

January 20, 2016

While Toyota sedans of the late sixties never had the sporting reputation of the Datsun competition, they’re still a compelling driver classic with funky Japanese styling, available manual transmission and a willing 1.9-liter four-cylinder. Arguably Toyota’s “break-out hit”, the independent front suspension should help with the handling, and the light weight can’t hurt either. While there were plenty manufactured and sold around the world, that means finding one shouldn’t be too hard, nor should keeping it up. We have a couple of examples to look at today – first, let’s check out this 1969 Toyota Corona for sale for $3300 in Stockton, CA.

1969 Toyota Corona 1 left front