An LS-Powered, Corolla-Bodied, Tube-Frame Racer | Your $2000 Challenge Cars

By Colin Wood
May 6, 2021 | $2000 Challenge

Self-described as a “perpetual Challenge car build,” forum user DeadSkunk’s $2000 Challenge Corolla might just be anything but.

Sure, it may have the body of a ’72 Corolla SR5, but underneath that veneer sits a tube-frame chassis with an LS V8 heart. A custom suspension setup from a Miata and wide wheels finishes out the package.

For the full build story so far, check out the “Hmmmm… DeadSkunk's Challenge Corolla… may need flares” build thread, and go and enter your entry to the $2000 Challenge if haven’t already.

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David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
5/5/21 2:44 p.m.


DeadSkunk  (Warren)
DeadSkunk (Warren) UltimaDork
5/5/21 2:48 p.m.

Oooo!....I've made the big leagues I'll actually have to make some progress on it.......retirement wasn't supposed to be this stressful.

infinitenexus GRM+ Memberand Dork
5/5/21 3:07 p.m.

This is just LOL and I mean that in the best way possible.  Holy carp I want to drive this thing.  I can't even begin to imagine the level of fun here.

QuasiMofo (John Brown)
QuasiMofo (John Brown) GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
5/5/21 3:45 p.m.

As someone who has seen it in person, you all will never have the opportunity to see some of the attention to detail. Warren is so ridiculously humble that he has a hard time seeing someone standing there gawking slack jawed with awe.

Gearheadotaku (Forum Supporter)
Gearheadotaku (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand UltimaDork
5/5/21 5:08 p.m.

Just be sure to tell us when it will be at the Challenge so we can all watch.

And when you test locally let me know so I can get a sneak preview!

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