Junkyard Find: Manny, Moe, and Jack Edition 1991 Toyota Tercel Coupe
A couple of years have passed since the last Manny, Moe, and Jack Edition Junkyard Find, so we’re due for another car that was customized with every manner of stick-on hood scoop, property-value-lowering vinyl decal, and brightly-colored interior-trim piece that can be had at your local auto-parts chain store. Here’s a fourth-gen Toyota Tercel done up as a shoestring-budget Fast-n-Furious-type machine.
Even though this car has the 94-horsepower 3E-E engine and automatic transmission, its last owner wanted it to look a bit faster than stock.
I hate to criticize this sort of thing too hard, because a garishly modified Tercel is still better than the dreadful tedium of a stock Tercel.
That’s because the Tercel was the car for drivers who thought the Corolla was too much of a high-performance luxury car.
Not even 100,000 miles. I suspect a broken odometer here.
Some of the details make this car more of a 100-footer than a 50-footer.
-Nate on Feb 26, 2015
@ Shaker ; Just so . I have a broken skull , back and neck , the Dr's keep trying to get me to take that oxy crap , I hate it and won't touch it . They call it " Hillbilly Heroin " with good reason ~ a good friend of mine who's also disabled , moved to Tenn. so as to afford living , his Daughter fell in with a local white trash boy who was on oxycontin and of course , as soon as she popped out his son , got her hooked on it and in time , the needle too , she died this year leaving another innocent Child Motherless . The hillbilly white trash boy doesn't seem to care and in fact , says loudly that America deserves to support him . That anyone who's not in terrible pain would even try this crap astounds me . -Nate
Blakteky on Mar 27, 2015
Haha! The internet is a small place, I pulled the brake booster and master cylinder out of this EXACT car last weekend, then I found the article today. Sweet! Every hose and electrical sheathing was painted, dyed or replaced with a blue version as well. Hella FnF. The brake booster is happily living in my 1982 RWD Corolla now. (The old booster was leaking vacuum)
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