• Image Credit: Murilee Martin
  • Image Credit: Murilee Martin
  • Image Credit: Murilee Martin
  • Image Credit: Murilee Martin
  • Image Credit: Murilee Martin
  • Image Credit: Murilee Martin
  • Image Credit: Murilee Martin
  • Image Credit: Murilee Martin
  • Image Credit: Murilee Martin
  • Image Credit: Murilee Martin
  • Image Credit: Murilee Martin
  • Image Credit: Murilee Martin
  • Image Credit: Murilee Martin
  • Image Credit: Murilee Martin
  • Image Credit: Murilee Martin
  • Image Credit: Murilee Martin
  • Image Credit: Murilee Martin
  • Image Credit: Murilee Martin
  • Image Credit: Murilee Martin
  • Image Credit: Murilee Martin
The rear-wheel-drive AE72 Toyota Corolla was sold in the United States alongside the completely unrelated "Corolla Tercel," then was replaced by the front-wheel-drive AE82 and the rear-wheel-drive AE86 Corollas. Here's a late AE72 liftback coupe, found in a San Francisco Bay Area self-service wrecking yard.



The Hachiroku AE86 came with a twin-cam 4AGE engine, while this car has a less-powerful but closely related single-cam 4A-C. Plenty of owners of these cars have swapped in the more rip-snortin' members of the 4A engine family, for an upgrade over the factory 75 horses.



With the automatic transmission, this car would have been pretty sluggish but well-suited for California stop-and-go commuter traffic.



These cars were known for their durability, but this one never even saw six figures on the odometer. There's no rust, which isn't shocking on a California Toyota, but you'd think that some drifter type might have wanted to rescue this car from its sad fate.



This is a pretty snazzy badge to denote a Liftback car.



Oh, what a feeling!

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