For Sale By:Private Seller
Warranty: Vehicle does NOT have an existing warranty
Trim: 2dr hardtop coupe
Drive Type: 4 speed
Number of Doors: 2
Pequannock, New Jersey, United States
For sale is a 82 Toyota corolla project car, starts up and runs and drives. I started building for fun just to see what a 3tc could do, one thing let to the next and this is what i ended up with. I have moved to my other projects and cannot invest any more time and money into it, so why not let someone else have some fun with it. So let me start off by telling you about the engine. The car has original 1.8 3tc engine with stock internals, it was completely gone thru, new high volume oil pump, bearings, and gaskets, timing gear/chain,it went back with ARP head studs, and rod bolts, Isky 678177 TH-77 COMPETITION 29-71 71-29 .460 .018 280° 240° cam, bigger performance pushrods, double valve springs, ported head, a race Offenhouser intake with a boost preped 500cfm Holley 2 barrel carb, and carb hat. It has a custom turbo manifold and GSP GT2876 t28 turbo 3" downpipe to 3.5" exhaust no muffler, Duo 35 Turbonetics Blowoff valve, and On One 44mm wastegate, Boost controller, 2.5" all custom welded intercooler pipes, and a huge Ebay intercooler. The Fuel system is Aeromotive a1000 fuel pump and Aeromotive boost reference regulator with all braided stainless lines and anodized fittings 10an up, 8an return, with custom welded sump,and fittings to stock fuel tank, which was cleaned ans Red cote sealed.The trans and rear are stock,as far as i am aware, they have been swapped by the previous owner, but i dont know any specs. It has New Toyo tires and Bassett 15x8" w/205/50r15 in the front 15x11" w/ 225/50r15's in the rear, body modifications have been made for the wheels to fit, fenders were cut and widened 1.5", all the way around and are welded and primered but are still raw metal. For Suspension it has Camber plates and Bump steer spacers, with stock coilover struts, and in the rear it has factory 4 link with cut coils and airshocks. Battery has been relocated to the trunk, with all new HD cables, and hardware. The car still needs some welding on the inner fender wells, and some cleaning up, but it is a project and someone else can finish it as they like. The car comes with extra parts, and rear bumper.
Toyota's decision to move its US headquarters from its longtime home in Torrance, CA, to Plano, TX, was one of the biggest stories in the automotive industry this spring. With several months since the announcement, more details about the plan have leaked out. It seems that pulling up stakes could mean an even larger shakeup in the Toyota workforce than first thought.
According to Automotive News, Toyota intends to hang onto around 50 percent of its workforce in the move to the Lone Star State. However, even that figure might be optimistic. According to an unnamed insider speaking to AN, there is a fear the actual number could be closer to 30 percent. For comparison, Nissan retained about 42 percent of its workers in its move from California to Tennessee.
The actual percentage making the move is a mystery because Toyota is still rewriting its job descriptions under a single set of guidelines. The changes affect benefits, bonuses and the reporting structure, according to Automotive News, and employees' reactions could play a big role in who decides to go. According to an unnamed worker speaking to AN, the wait is hurting morale. Some people are even applying at the nearby Honda headquarters.
Commenting on the rush of events that rocked beginning and end of the 24 Hours of Le Mans, Paul Truswell of Radio Le Mans said "the race is about the ability to endure, not just the ability of drivers to do what they do for a long time." The entire race machine, all the way down to the pit boards and radios, has to survive the stress and abuse of the entire day. This was the race to prove those words.
There were two Toyotas, two Porsches and three Audis, five of the seven led the race at some point, six of the seven ran in the top three. Toyota will be hugely disappointed that it didn't win when its car and drivers were so, so strong, but they gave Audi the kind of scare we haven't seen since the best of Peugeot's days, and Toyota did a better job of it even in the loss. Porsche blew away everyone's expectations, falling 3.5 hours short of a fairy tale ending that would have made Disney cry.
But Le Mans doesn't really do fairy tales. Well, not that fairy tale. Audi's Twitter handle during the event was #welcomechallenges. As usual, Le Mans answered for the entire field.
An increasing number of people are starting to consider the potential downsides of a transition to autonomous cars. The FBI is already looking at them for the potential ill effects on law enforcement, and a scientist for Toyota is raising the possibility that driverless vehicles could actually be detrimental to the environment over the long term.
Ken Laberteaux, who studies future transportation for Toyota, thinks that autonomous cars could lead to more pollution, not less, says Bloomberg. However, Laberteaux's theory isn't so much based purely on science as it is considering behavioral and historical trends. "US history shows that anytime you make driving easier, there seems to be this inexhaustible desire to live further from things," said Laberteaux during a presentation at the Automated Vehicles Symposium in San Francisco, CA, cited by Bloomberg.
Laberteaux's belief is that if commuters can make their drives easier, then they will be more willing to live farther away from the cities where they work. The end result would be more urban sprawl and increased pollution from the longer travel times.