Here’s a fun game – fire up eBay on your browser, hit the automotive section and marvel at what you can find near the top when you set your search for ‘Cheapest price first’.
Undoubtedly you’ll see plenty of Toyota Corolla Hatchback’s in there but you might just be lucky enough to land on one with personality, like today’s find ‘The Red Baron!’
Yep, the Toyota Corolla Red Baron comes complete with a 71kw 4AF motor which means you can remove the ailing 2AC with the dud bearing or pull parts off the 4AF and replace what’s missing (there’s a few bits and pieces that need to be reattached according to the description and the pics)
She’s a bit rough around the edges but has always been reliable. I was hoping to get it on the track for some hill climb events but simply have too many other project and now with the move it must go. It’s a good project car with nearly everything included. Maybe a father son bonding project or get her back on the road or track. Alternatively you may just want it for parts.
Considering the age and current condition you’d probably end up in a river of tears trying to get this Toyota Corolla back to road worthy condition (although parts for this beast would be incredibly cheap) but the seller is spot on, it’d make a ripper little track car for Motokharna or even paddock bashing. You can just picture the look on your fathers face though when you took it off the trailer ‘Look dad, our new project…’.
And check out what comes with it!
We can only hope someone buys this 1987 Toyota Corolla and gets it up and running so the Red Baron can fly once more..