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77' Toyota Corolla orange by Mister-Lou 77' Toyota Corolla orange by Mister-Lou
spotted this Japanese beauty while i was riding my bike yesterday afternoon and the first thing that drew my attention was the color itself. that Orange looked so right on these "Peanut" Corollas asides the chrome Corolla AE85 SR5 wheels. this is a 1977 Corolla 2 door sedan with the Toyoglide 2 speed automatic (quite a rare sight too, since most of the ones i've seen had 5 speed manuals). the Toyoglide was basically a Chevrolet Powerglide transmission which Toyota built under license back when they made the first 3 generations of it.

it ends up the owner is the ex husband of my elementary school teacher, who we knew personally as well since my brother's friends with him( not to mention sold us his KP61 in May 1999 after he lost his 4th gen Corolla wagon in a car accident).

this was bar none one of the cleanest looking 3rd gen Corollas i've ever seen and its for sale. the asking price is 4,800$, not sure if i would buy one for that price though but i believe its a reasonable price.
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PokemonFlanneryRulz Featured By Owner May 3, 2012
cool
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NataLeeSan Featured By Owner May 3, 2012
This is the first time I fave a pic of a car and trust me when I say I'm NOT a car fan.
I seriously LOVE this car! Every time I see it, I squeel lol
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Mister-Lou Featured By Owner May 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
ajjajaj. tiene ese efecto, esos Toyotas viejos tenian una personalidad propia en su propio derecho. porque crees que ves tantos por la isla?
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rustyironmonger Featured By Owner May 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
High price, but worth it. The market sets the price after all...

Very nice car... I liked the SR5 liftbacks myself since they were the only shooting brake in the US (Corvette and Cadillac conversions notwithstanding) after Volvo quit making the 1800ES and Jensen went out of business. You can tell that I'm a car geek by me referring to wagon-like hatchbacks as "shooting brakes" like Top Gear and Jalopnik! :lol:
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Mister-Lou Featured By Owner May 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
you know, its the first time i ever hear of someone referring the 3rd gen lift back Corolla as a shooting brake. oddly enough, they also made a 3 door wagon of that gen as well asides the 5 door one.
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rustyironmonger Featured By Owner May 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Cool... the 3rd-gen liftback Corolla does fit the description of a shooting brake...
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WH2007 Featured By Owner May 2, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It got great paintjob. Looks like new :)
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Mister-Lou Featured By Owner May 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
tell me about it, its like it came out the factory in '77.
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davincipoppalag Featured By Owner May 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
It's in great condition
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Mister-Lou Featured By Owner May 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
indeed, not a hint of rust at all. although interior wise, the headliner needed a new layer of vinyl.
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davincipoppalag Featured By Owner May 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
amazing
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AaronsDesk Featured By Owner May 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
That is a very tidy example!

almost the same as the one sitting in the garage here... (1976 SR coupe)
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Mister-Lou Featured By Owner May 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
oh man, the SR coupes are freaking rare. any chance you might have a pic of it?
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AaronsDesk Featured By Owner May 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
[link] here ya go!
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Mister-Lou Featured By Owner May 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
oh my lord, those hardtop SR's are possibly the rarest of the 30 series Corollas asides the liftback late 70's model. i've actually seen one and it was quite beat up, it was also the infamous SR5 model.
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AaronsDesk Featured By Owner May 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thankfully it was in good nick when he bought it, parts are getting harder to find!

Cheers for the fave too :D
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Mister-Lou Featured By Owner May 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
you got it, mate.
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Roddy1990 Featured By Owner May 1, 2012
It seems a fair price for a model that appears to be very well-cared :)

If Corollas were sold since the beginning here, this one would probably be priced at around $10-15,000...:roll:
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Mister-Lou Featured By Owner May 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
that would've been ridiculous, although i've seen a few that were fully restores cost near 10,000 US.
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Roddy1990 Featured By Owner May 2, 2012
I don't know any "NOT ridiculous" things when it comes to prices here :iconoelplz:
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