1968 TOYOTA COROLLA SPRINTER TRUENO

KEY FACTS

  • This sporty variant of the Toyota Corolla is a unique example, with tasteful modifications and a vibrant colour.
  • Under the bonnet is now a 1.6-litre ‘Black Top’ inline-four engine, coupled to a five-speed manual gearbox.
  • Built in 1968, it was first registered overseas in 1969.
  • It is in good mechanical condition, and will be serviced by the seller before delivery.

EQUIPMENT AND FEATURES

  • This Sprinter has been the subject of an engine conversion, and is now powered by a 1.6-litre ‘4A-GELU Black Top’ 20-valve inline-four, with a custom inlet manifold, radiator, exhaust system and boot-mounted battery.
  • Disc brakes all around and a hydraulic handbrake.
  • Flared wheel arches and aftermarket JDM SSR Longchamp XR4 15-inch split rims.
  • Inside, the cabin is fitted with a custom air-conditioning system, a wood-rimmed three-spoke steering wheel, a two-tone gear knob, and central voltage, temperature and oil pressure gauges.
  • It is accompanied by a valid export certificate and is ready to be registered for the road.
  • The seller can assist with shipping the vehicle anywhere in the world, so bidders are encouraged to enquire with any specific needs.

CONDITION

  • No known bodywork damage.
  • Its resprayed Spirit Blue paintwork generally presents well, though the vendor reports it was done on a ‘DIY’ basis and would benefit from a full, professional respray.
  • It has a few bubbles on the wings and some chips and blemishes to the front end, particularly around the headlights.
  • The rear end and wing badges are slightly discoloured, and the chrome grille and bumper trims are lightly scratched.
  • Inside, the black upholstery is in good shape, with just a few very light creases.
  • A small paint chip can be seen next to the ignition. The vendor has also reported a small chip in the dashboard, near the windscreen.
  • All of the electrics currently work as they should.

SERVICE HISTORY

  • The vehicle will be serviced prior to handover, comprising oil, filter and coolant changes, and the fitment of a new timing belt, water pump and tensioner.

SUMMARY

This custom E10-generation Toyota Corolla Sprinter is a smart example of the compact coupe, with a selection of performance modifications, and which presents in good condition throughout. Ready to be driven and enjoyed once registration is completed; it would make an enjoyable track day toy or a head-turning car show attendee.

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Car Overview

  • 62,054 km
  • manual
  • RHD
  • Spirit Blue (M7282)
  • Black Leather
  • 1.6L
  • VINKE15-132573


Lot Overview

  • Lot #04294
  • trade Sale
  • Garmouth, Moray, United Kingdom

Seller

  • David____DRK_IMPORTS

Exterior  (99)

Interior  (50)

Mechanical  (16)

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