Enthusiasts This 1970s Toyota Corolla Reminds Us Why Old Cars Are Worth Saving

17:41  18 may  2017
17:41  18 may  2017 Source:   Road & Track

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This 1970 s Toyota Corolla Reminds Us Why Old Cars Are Worth Saving . When you fix a classic car , you become part of its story. Most Popular. YouTube Petrolicious. By Chris Perkins. May 9, 2017. In its day, the third-generation Toyota Corolla wasn't a particularly interesting car .

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In its day, the third-generation Toyota Corolla wasn't a particularly interesting car. Sure, we now see it as a cool rear-wheel drive coupe, but then, it was simply an economy car. And not even a particularly interesting one at that. But in time, this old Corolla has taken on a different character in spite of its humble roots.

Petrolicious profiles Frenchman Romain Saraiva and his 1975 Corolla KE35, which he restored beautifully with his family. In restoration, this simple car takes on a whole new meaning for Saraiva and everyone else who experiences it. For Saraiva, this Corolla is no longer basic, mass-produced transportation–it's a family heirloom.

This video is a good reminder that there's more value in restoring a car than just preserving automotive history. You can take real ownership of this car, and forever be part of its story. And that goes for all classic cars, whether it's a Ferrari 250 Short Wheelbase, or a little old Toyota.

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1983 Toyota Corolla Wagon (KE70) - Labor of Love .
The latest chapter in the nine-year process of turning an ordinary station wagon into a competition-spec drift car. © Alastair Ritchie 1983 Toyota Corolla Wagon Custom Front Lip "It started out as a street car, which got out of hand," he tells us, smirking at the understatement. "Enough to become a full-blown drift car taking on the biggest names in Oz, and it's got zero acumen, so getting it set up to drift was a lot of work.

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