Tuesday, August 18, 2015

1972 Toyota Corona

This is the Toyota Corona (T90 series, which went from 1970-1974).  This is not to be confused with the Toyota Corona MKII, which was larger and focused less on fuel economy.

 There were a number of sizes of 4 cylinder engines, I'm not entirely sure which this one was.

 This particular one came with an automatic.  The interior is quite nice; used to be, anyway.

 This one has been picked through quite a bit.  But you don't see this around too much anymore.

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

1983 Alfa Romeo Spider

At first, I thought this was a Porsche.  But instead, its even more uncommon.  A third generation Alfa Romeo Spider!

 Based on the big bumper, this would appear to be a Series 3 Spider (the series 2 and prior didn't have the huge bumper in front of it).  
This came with a 1.6L or 2.0L engine, but I have no idea since it was gone already.

Surprisingly large trunk considering the type of car it is.

There were three trim levels: Graduate, Veloce, and Quadrifoglio.  This one appears to be a mid level trim (based in the leather seats and aluminum wheels.


Tuesday, August 4, 2015

1983 VW Rabbit GTI

Here's a true classic hot hatch, an '83 Rabbit (Golf) GTI.

 While not the first year of the Rabbit in the USA (that was 1978) this was the first year they made the GTI Rabbit - it was also one of the last.  After 1984 they started using the Golf nameplate.

 1.8L with 90hp.  Not too bad, especially considering the light weight of the car.

 I thought I forgot to check the mileage, since I've heard these things will last a long time.  But I couldn't have, someone took the whole dash.

 I can't tell if this car has been painted orange, or is just a very faded "Royal Red".

1987 Toyota Corolla FX

Here's one you don't see too often.  A 1987 Toyota Corolla FX, "3 door hatchback".  Granted, this is only the standard version, and not the more spirited FX16 (which if it was, it would surely be gutted).

 This particular model was made from 1983-1987.  

 Likely the 1.6L engine.

Pretty standard interior. Although this one did come with the manual transmission.  It also managed to make it 226k miles

Saturday, August 1, 2015

1981 Chevy Citation

Another gem from the 80's.  A Chevy Citation.  

 This was a short-lived car.  They only made them from 1980-1985.  And from 1984-1985 it was re-branded as a Citation II.

Pretty standard interior.  Reminds me a bit of the Chevette I found.  

It came with either a 2.5L 4 cylinder (the Iron Duke) or a 2.8L V6.  The 4 cylinder was the most popular due to the gas mileage, but they produced more V6's due to lack of foresight.