Video: Who Would Have Thought That You Could Make a Corolla Look This Cool?

https://www.youtube.com/embed/3n_ji1XfTBY

It doesn’t take much to make Toyota's AE86 Corolla look cool, but what about the more pedestrian front-wheel-drive version from the same vintage?

Apparently, all you need is some handbrake turns, a good-sized jump and a banging synth track.

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ChrisTropea
ChrisTropea Associate Editor
10/1/20 4:22 p.m.

"Searches Marketplace for a 1986 Corolla with manual transmission" 

Datsun310Guy
Datsun310Guy MegaDork
10/1/20 4:33 p.m.

Always been cool.  
 

Colin Wood
Colin Wood Associate Editor
10/1/20 4:34 p.m.

In reply to ChrisTropea :

I know, right? I'm not sure how successful this ad was when it first ran, but I'd say it's working nowadays.

einy (Forum Supporter)
einy (Forum Supporter) Dork
10/1/20 4:39 p.m.

Not realistic at all.  Everyone knows that handbrake turns make girl’s pants fly off.  I learned that on Top Gear from Clarkson, so I know it to be fact.

malibuguy
malibuguy Reader
10/1/20 9:21 p.m.

Here is one I built for a customer.  Took out the tired 4ac/3spd auto and swapped in a 4efte/4spd auto.

 

Total sleeper.  He wanted more passing power and fuel injection.  So I nearly doubled the power and he gained about 10 more mpg. 

NOT A TA
NOT A TA SuperDork
10/1/20 10:19 p.m.

Chevy knew what to do. '88 Nova Twin Cam. Double the popwer of a normal Nova and with a 5 speed manual. Bought a new one for my wife at the time to replace her '82 rabbit because she wanted something with 4 doors (because kids) that was quicker than the Rabbit. https://www.hemmings.com/stories/2013/08/26/lost-cars-of-the-1980s-1988-chevrolet-nova-twin-cam

Wife's car at 20 Years old.

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NOT A TA
NOT A TA SuperDork
10/1/20 10:26 p.m.

I've got a NOS OEM Twin Cam bumper if anyone needs one. Should fit Corollas also. Already painted black from the factory because all Twin Cams were black, no other color choice.

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Jerry
Jerry UberDork
10/2/20 8:13 a.m.

I would have thought it would be easier to find Adam Brock's #rallycorolla on Google.  Here's part of it.

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