This 1974 Corolla Wagon Will Never Get The Chance To Be A Drift King

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This series is becoming something of an exercise in masochism for some readers; we've jabbed red-hot pokers into the eyes of Volvo fans and cheese-gratered the hearts of Mercedes-Benz lovers. How about a vintage Toyota?

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Looks like a rust-free car with a straight body, and the original 2T-C is still reasonably complete.

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It appears that Malaise Era Corolla coupes mostly avoid the fate of this car nowadays, but I suspect it will be a few more years before Japanese wagons start to get much attention from restorers and/or racers.


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DISCUSSION

brc
brc is never late, because of his v8

I have fond memories of a car like this. Picture the scene : it's night time in the middle of the week, in the middle of a semester at a university in a rural setting. A bunch of students are sitting around playing a drinking game where you have to cover the entire table in empty beer bottles. One of the guys sneaks out early to visit his girlfriend. The others decide to punish him for being pussy whipped by stealing his yellow Corolla Station Wagon and driving it to a nearby wheat field. They decide it would be funny if they created a crop circle in the field using the corolla. They attempt this but badly misjudge how difficult it is to drive in a perfect circle in a featureless field in the middle of the night, while being too drunk to even walk in a circle. The wheat ends up looking like a giant baby scribbled on it and the corolla is returned home. The guy comes home from his girlfriends place the next day and finds about 15 bushels of wheat stuck in every conceivable nook and cranny of his corolla, muddy shoeprints everywhere, including on the rooflining, and a dirty big trail of muddy wheeltracks leading right up to his house from the field. Of course, nobody knows anything... The police come asking questions from an irate farmer, but the owner has an alibi and everyone else dissappears. Not saying I was involved, of course, but you know I've got a pretty good idea of what happened ;)