Not quite a quarter-million miles, in fact, but tantalizingly close.
The All-Trac system had a center differential that could be locked via this dash-mounted switch. In unlocked mode, most of the power would go to the front wheels; when locked, All-Trac would split the power 50/50 between front and rear wheels. The system was available on Camrys, Celicas, Previas, and RAV4s, but the Corolla wagon was the most popular All-Trac recipient in the United States. If you like really rare cars, keep your eyes open for a Corolla All-Trac sedan; they exist (in theory).
This car came with a 4A-FE engine rated at 100 horsepower; an automatic transmission was available, but most of these cars (including this one) were purchased with 5-speed manuals.
Just like skiing on tracked rollerblades!