Junkyard Find: 1982 Toyota Corolla SR5
Keeping track of American-market versions of the Corolla got difficult in the early 1980s, because you had the rear-drive E70 Corolla, and then you had the unrelated front-wheel-drive Corolla Tercel. Here’s an example of a “real” Corolla that I spotted at a Denver self-service yard last week.
Powered by the 3T-C engine, these cars were fairly quick (for the time) when equipped with a manual transmission.
Speaking of confusing Toyota badging of the 1980s, what exactly does “SR5” stand for? 5-speed transmission? Toyota’s advertising didn’t do anything to clear up the mystery.
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