1984 Toyota Corolla SR5

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Welcome to Down On The Street, where we admire old vehicles found parked on the streets of the Island That Rust Forgot: Alameda, California. Look, some AE86s are still seeing daily-driver duty!

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This car has been through some punishing experiences, yet it's still being used to haul groceries and has yet to fall into the hands of a kid who will howl "Hey y'all, watch this!" as he disappears into a haze of tire smoke. You can tell from the rust around the front body damage that the fender-bender wasn't particularly recent, but it still gets the job done and the owner hasn't had to put bodywork real high on the priority list.

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We've seen a couple of other AE86s on the island, including this '85 and this '86, but this is the first one in the series with SR5 badging (and no JDM emblems anywhere to be seen).

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This has been a great neighborhood for DOTS sightings; we've seen the '78 Dodge Colt, '87 BMW M6, and- best of all- the very first car in the series was photographed about 20 feet from this Corolla's parking space. And hey, can you spot the '66 Datsun 411 in the photo above?

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Piloter
Piloter, raging against the machine.

Pedantically, that's not an AE86, IIRC that chassis code was only for the 4AGE-equipped GT-S models. This was repping the mighty (used generously) 4AF. Perhaps a 4AFE, perhaps a 4AC. Puny ponies on the best of days, but light and willing to rev.