Bottom Of The Curve: 1978 Toyota Corolla

Toyota’s 3rd generation of Corolla (E30 in sedan form) won’t knock your socks off in any measurable sense…but it will give you some idea as to why the Japanese manufacturers started bearing American big-3 at the economy car market. These things are relatively cheap to operate, maintain, and own. Don’t expect it to be as rugged as a W123 Benz, but don’t expect an engine or transmission rebuild to cost much. Plus, they are cheap to buy. Today’s Corolla is offered for about what it cost new in 1978…and that’s not a bad deal. Find this 1978 Toyota Corolla offered for $2300 in Ventura, CA via bookface placemarket.

From the seller:

1978 Toyota corolla
Listed 4 weeks ago in Ventura, CA
About This Vehicle
Driven 125,000 miles
Automatic transmission
Exterior color: Green · Interior color: Tan
Fuel type: Gasoline
2 owners
This vehicle is paid off
Clean title
This vehicle has no significant damage or problems.

Seller’s Description
This is a great project car! All new internals and a newly refurbished transmission, new distributor,spark plugs,
Pistons, water pump, fuel pump, battery, fuel filter, along with a new Weber Carburetor that is practically just out of the box! Haven’t gotten it to run that is probably a timing issue! But it’s a great car to have! I have the pink slip in hand and a bunch of extra parts that will come with it! You can shoot me an offer too!

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