The E70 generation Toyota Corolla was built from 1979 to 1982 and featured a variety of underpowered boat anchors pushing puny power into the rear wheels. Thankfully the Corolla has a decent sized engine bay and the world is full of nuts who have spare engines sitting around. Find this 1982 Toyota Corolla Wagon with Mitsubishi Starion/Chrysler Conquest 4G54 I6 swap for sale in New York City, NY for $2,500 via craigslist.
The E70 generation Corolla isn’t much to look at, but at least the wagon version is cool in a “don’t see them often” kinda way. This one is covered in a classic chocolate brown coat of paint and rides on some non-stock wheels, not sure if they come from another Toyota or something else – perhaps a reader can help us out in the comments below.
This wagon is now powered by the Mitsubishi Astron 4G54, a 2.6 liter inline-4 turbocharged and intercooled single-over-head cam (8 valve) engine that puts out something around 145 horsepower stock, a few more if pushed.
The interior seems to be in a state of overhaul – speakers are sitting in the passenger seat, but the seats, dash and steering wheel look useable. Budget a few hundred dollars and a few weekends to sort everything out and get it into driver condition.
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