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  1. Totota KE17 FOR RESTORATION , Not for the fainthearted but it IS the real thing . Mostly there it has front end intact ,rear end intact , rear window,side vents etc and is on its wheels Looks pretty sad but such a rare car is worth preserving . Would need to be a full rotisserie resto . Front left guard removed but just a normal corolla one would replace it . A rare rare car needing love $2000 firm . Many engines ,parts, inlet manifolds to suit said model here including one complete engine with carbs ........various sundry bits like a set of mags fitted with SLICKS ETC .....SMS for contact 0412178026 ;ADELAIDE .( pictures on request )
  2. I have a KE17 Toyota Sprinter SL . It is a unique car in that i rcently bought it from the original owner . It had been garaged for over thirty years and started straight away. I have re-registerd it on its original number plates . Everything is complete ...all the badges etc .Upholstery is original and suffered no cracking etc as it was always in the garage. The original owner was Formula One driver Mel McEwin who was very successful in the period late fifties through to around 1988. He raced many cars over that period including his Land Speed Record attempt on Lake Eyre where he collected the certiificate for the flying mile of 151.96 mph at that time in 1961 . He also raced formula 5000. Elfin open wheelers, A 100mAustin Healey and an XK120 Jaguar as early as 1959 . This COROLLA KE17 was taken from the showroom floor by McEwin as he was a TOYOTA Dealer at Murray Bridge at the time and raced continuously for eighteen years. It was raced mainly in the Australian Touring Car Championships ,being successful in its class . It also appeared and was successful and the Adelaide International Raceway ,Mallala Raceway, The Collingrove Hillclimb ,Angaston S.A. and a plethora of interstate tracks and venues. Carefully preserved over the period the car has re-emerged in pristine condition after all those years as good as it was then . Testament to Toyota tough reliability !
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