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.
According to a top Toyota executive, the Japanese automaker will not be introducing any fresh Scion models in the near future, Reuters reports. As of August, Scion sales for this year were down 1.6 percent from 2012 and accounted for only 0.3 percent of Toyota's overall US sales. And last month, Toyota Motor Sales USA Senior Vice President Bob Carter informed the 1,000 dealers who carry Scion that they can drop the brand without penalty.
However, never fear - Carter has assured that, while nothing new is coming for at least six months, the company is still very committed to the quirky Scion brand. Toyota launched Scion, which targets the youth market, in 2003, and sales peaked in 2006. The brand currently has five models, with the 2013 best-sellers being the FR-S sports coupe followed by the tC sedan and xB hatchback.
What do you think about Toyota's decision to hold off on introducing new or refreshed Scion models? Are they heading in the right direction, or does this spell doom for the funky Gen Y brand?
Interbrand, a consultancy firm, has published its 13th annual list of the best global brands. Besides seeing some shakeups at the top - Apple and Google unseated Coca-Cola (a company that has dominated the survey since its birth), the 100-item list features 14 automakers, most of which enjoyed double-digit gains in brand value.
Toyota managed to retain its spot as the study's top automaker. It finished the survey in 10th position overall (the same as last year), despite a 17-percent improvement in its brand value, from $29.33 billion to $35.34 billion. Mercedes-Benz, BMW and Honda all made the top 20, at 11th, 12th and 20th place, respectively. Hopping a ways down the list, we come across Volkswagen in 34th place, up from 39th in last year's study, with a brand value of $11.12 billion, a 20-percent improvement over 2012. Ford and Hyundai round out the automakers in the top 50, at 42 and 43.
Porsche made the largest year-over-year gain of any automaker, with its brand value increasing 26 percent to $6.47 billion. Chevrolet meanwhile, cracks the list for the very first time at 89th place. As Interbrand notes, Chevy's inclusion is notable because of the sheer number of vehicles it moves for General Motors and its recent push in developing markets. The final interesting note on this survey is the position of an automaker that takes its name and logo more seriously than perhaps any other - Ferrari. The Italian exotic manufacturer finished 98th out of 100, with just $4.01 billion in brand value, a six-percent improvement over 2012.
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.