You Asked For It: 1978 Toyota Corolla Liftback Deluxe

The third generation of Toyota’s Corolla was sold from 1974 through 1981 and is probably the vehicle you could credit with putting Toyota on the trajectory from a Saab-sized company in 1974 to the worlds biggest builder of automobiles in 2021. The Corolla wasn’t fastest or the sportiest or the best car you could buy in 1974, but where American cars used electronic carburetors and digital dashboards to get buyers in the showrooms to plunk down you cash, the Corolla was just as simple thing that you could run for miles with basic maintenance. I don’t know if it makes sense as a classic, because classics are supposed to be pretty or loud or flashy or rare, but for the asking price you can’t get much these days. Find this 1978 Toyota Corolla Liftback Deluxe offered for $3000 in South Pasadena, CA via craigslist. Tip from Rock On!

From the seller:

1978 Toyota Corolla Liftback Deluxe
condition: fair
cylinders: 4 cylinders
drive: rwd
fuel: gas
odometer: 55500
paint color: yellow
title status: clean
transmission: automatic
type: hatchback

‘78 Toyota Corolla Liftback Deluxe with 1.6L 2T-C engine!! Runs great, such a hot car (no AC)!!! So fun to drive, no power steering but comes with automatic transmission, RWD. Many updates (>$3K) in last 3 years, including: new battery, spark plugs, distributor cap, coolant reservoir, radiator, water pump, transmission seal, rear axle seal/bearings, front brake pads, rear drum shoes/cylinders, thermostat, front/rear struts, tires, and more! Oil change / tune up every 6 months since purchase 2 years ago. Passed smog without issue last year; 55K miles listed on odometer. Clean title / in hand.

See a better way to drive something little, yellow, different?