This is my Corolla 2 GP Turbo.
I don't really need to introduce this car, as everyone knows of it, and its been owned by a few people over the past 20 years.
It was standard then; had an engine swap, from a 3e to a 4age, everyone knows the details so I wont bore people with that. It's gone through different stages in it's life, and frankly it's had a hard life. I knew this car 20 year ago plus another one everyone knows. I've always wanted to get my hands on one since then, and the stars aligned and the timing was right, and here we are. so instead of talking about stuff people already know about this car, here's something different...
"GP TURBO" KNOWLEDGE:
This technically isn't a corolla, they are a Retra chassis that was sold under 3 different model names for the respective targeted markets that Toyota wanted to exploit and tap extra profit from. Corsa, Corolla 2, Tercel. These 3 badge names had sub trim level models.
The Retra chassis was sold in the Al20, El30/31/NL30, El40/41/NL40 and also the El50/51/NL50.
The EL30/31/NL30 sub models being:TX,GL,ZX,LIME,SR,SR SPORT PACKAGE,SR-I,SR-I SPORTS PACKAGE,SR-I CANVAS TOP,MOA, MOA CANVAS TOP,SOPHIA,EX DIESEL,UX,SX-I,SX-I SPORTS PACKAGE, SX-I CANVAS TOP,VL,VX,VC,VS,VS SPORTS PACKAGE,VS TURBO SPORTS PACKAGE,CUTIE,WINDY,WINDY CANVAS TOP,AR,(TOYOTA FOUR) and finally GP TURBO. Toyota tried to hit the market big in the mid size vehicle category.
these were powered with either a 2e, 3e, 4e or diesel variant engines. Toyota also released a (corsa/Tercel) 4WD sedan version called the Toyota four(kinda ugly really).
these are a Japanese built car, built in right/left hand drive models, for japan and Europe. they effectively were not sold in any other domestic market. They are of a rarity, though there not all that uncommon as people tend to believe, purely being they were sold in two domestic markets only. The only one people are really familiar with is the GP Turbo variant.
Plans for the car is to bring it back to its former glory, interior/exterior. I will put it onto historic registration and just enjoy the car. It needs a hell of a lot of work, it's at Rock Bottom as per Eminem's song. lucky I have some literature I've owned for a considerable time. I'm going to need these with this car, this is a big hill to climb with this car.