Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Little Yellow Different: 1981 Toyota Starlet

You won't see this next car on the road very often, but it isn't some rare one-off oddball that you'll swoon for one first sight.  It also isn't a car that you'll talk about the good times you had in your high school year or the romanticized stories of how your mom and dad met.  To be clear, if you have any memories of this next car, that aren't repressed, they are of the plebeian kind that involves driving 10 miles out of your way to use double coupons to buy white bread in the town down the road, or trying to coax that last few drops from the gas spigot in the hopes it'll get you down the road to the next gas station...because the Toyota Starlet wasn't just owned by poor people...it was owned by cheap people...my kinda people.  Find this 1981 Toyota Starlet offered for $6,500 in Kathleen, GA via craigslist. Tip from Rock On!



From the seller:

1981 Toyota Starlet 1.3 
condition: like new 
cylinders: 4 cylinders 
drive: rwd 
fuel: gas 
paint color: yellow 
size: compact 
title status: clean 
transmission: manual 
type: coupe 
1981 Toyota Starlet
Engine: 1.3
Trans: 4 speed manual
Rear wheel drive

Many new parts, this car has been in many car shows. It is completely OEM with the exemption of the front seats, which are from a 1977 Corolla. 

With 13x8 and 13x5. Anchos y finos holding 205/60R13 and 175/70R13 in fronts

Seeing it because I just don’t use it as much as I meant to. It’s a show car so it has been garage kept es, never seen snow or winter weather. 


It’s an original Florida car!

OEM stock white wall steel wheel to go with the car and many additional parts.
Over $20,000 invested, my loss your gain. 

Listed at $6500 OBO.

Email if interested!
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1981 Toyota Starlet
condition: like new
cylinders: 4 cylinders
drive: rwd
fuel: gas
odometer: 71100
paint color: yellow
size: compact
title status: clean
transmission: manual
type: hatchback “ 



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12 comments:

  1. With over $20,000 "invested", it's owned by stupid people too.

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  2. Love the rear wheel drive, light weight, manual but the price excludes all but collectors & fans. Oh and Not a Turbo .. est BAT price 4k?

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    1. X2, and I bet the collectors and fans are a very small group. $6.5k is nuts, but then I've been surprised before.

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  3. My memories of these include projectile vomiting all over the back seat of a Starlet, after a night of partying with my buddies. They do clean out pretty well, though.

    $20K invested??? Where?

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  4. Offer him 3 and proceed to bososuko (sp?) the $#!+ out of it. Can’t-Fail Plan.

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    1. Yes. yes to bososoku all the starlets.
      [image src="https://oimg.photobucket.com/albums/v327/whitehazard/Bosozoku%20Starlet%20KP61/story/thumbnail.jpg" width="400px"/]

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  5. I had one of these in red. Took it off to college in 1988. I can state with certainty that these will hold seven to eight freshmen and still return forty-five miles per gallon. It could make the eight-hour drive between Cincinnati and Rock Island, Illinois on eight bucks of gas. And, despite being laughably underpowered on the freeway, it was great fun to chuck around corners during Illinois' snowy, snowy winters. Simple, light, reliable, and eminently easy to drive, the ugly little spud was an excellent tool for teaching a budding car-enthusiast how to properly hoon without getting myself into too much trouble.
    The absolute epitome of more fun to drive a slow car fast, than a fast car slow.

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  6. I though that was supposed to be "13B swap all the Starlets."

    [image src="https://www.rx7club.com/attachments/old-school-other-rotary-63/160296d1141736414-rotary-rocket-starlet-la-starlet.jpg" width="400px"/]

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  7. Yes was waiting to see Felix Wankel under the hood also !

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  8. Exactly the kind of car I'd love to have for commuting and essentially running into the ground in Chicago. But this one is just too nice (and a bit too yellow) for that kind of punishment. I don't know exactly who will want this, but they say there is an ass for every seat.

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  9. Hard to find these, especially unmolested. Condition and rarity seem to justify the price actually. Compare this to other 80s hot hatches and it holds up.

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