Tuesday, January 27, 2015

10k: I Wanna Go Fast: 1972 Toyota Corolla TE27

Wanna release your inner Ricky Bobby but you don't have the funds of a Bobby Kennedy or sponsors like Bobby Allison?  What you need is a cheap vintage racer and I can't think of a better way to get into racing than with this a TE27 Corolla peanut offered for peanuts.  Find this 1972 Toyota Corolla TE27 here on eBay with $7,500 buy-it-now located in Cullman, AL.

The second generation Toyota Corolla (E20) is an example of a cheap/fun/rear wheel drive vehicle that used to come from the worlds largest of beige appliances.  The TE27 was an internal designation for the SR5 coupe version.

The engine is 3T/2T race engine that has been professionally rebuilt and needs installation.  The machine shop build sheets come with the engine, but the engine is only a longblock and you'll need to source your own intake/exhaust/fuel and accessories. 

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  1. yeah the sprite in the background that didn't sell for $500 looks great,

    but also in the background there is this

    that looks like it is sort of a cross between a Seven and a truck.

  2. A cheap entry into fun racing interests me, but is this really worth $7500? I've seen cheapos that are ready to race for around 10K.

  3. Take a zero off the price and it's close.

  4. Take a zero off the price and it's close.


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