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1987 Toyota Corolla GTS - Beautiful Trueno RestoMod (Tampa, FL)

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  • 1987 Toyota Corolla GTS - Beautiful Trueno RestoMod (Tampa, FL)

    Although I never expected this day to come, I am reluctantly listing my AE86 for sale to make room in the garage for my next project. Buying this car and restoring it was a great project & we have loved owning it but it’s time for someone else to enjoy it and share it with others. After deciding to embark on a Corolla project, I finally found a great family-owned, rust-free, unmodified GTS example from the Southeast as a solid foundation. Over a period of 3 years we lovingly went through the car top to bottom, with most every wear item replaced and no cost being spared. The goal was to have a great driving, tastefully modified Corolla to take to car shows & events with our 88 Supercharged MR2. The car won many trophies and even a few best in shows. There may be other nice AE86s for sale, but not many are in this condition with such comprehensive attention to detail. Simply put this car is stunning and every car show or event attended it attracted enormous attention.

    Now for the details:
    1987 Toyota Corolla GTS Coupe
    5 speed & Limited Slip Differential
    A/C & Power steering
    Manual windows & mirrors
    Exterior color is 8D7 Blue Metallic Color – only available in 1987

    *** Restoration details ***
    Full engine performance rebuild & balancing by Engine Lab of Tampa (running Mobil 1 15W-50)
    Fuel Injector clean, flow & balance by Witchhunter Performance Fuel Injection
    K&N 57-9000 Filtercharger Injection Performance Air Intake System
    Pacesetter 70-1173 Header (4-2-1 design) fully ceramic coated
    Custom 2.25” exhaust system – all Magnaflow parts (12255 Muffler, 53005 Cat & 35163 Tip)
    NGK ignition parts
    New Koyo OEM radiator, radiator cap & new Bosch water pump
    New Toyota OEM oil pressure, temperature & O2 sensors
    All wear items replaced with Toyota OEM parts (belts, hoses, filters, etc)
    Custom distributor & brake master heat shields
    New Advance Auto Battery (2016)

    Replaced original transmission & differential with 80K mile units from another 87 GTS
    Exedy 16804A Racing Sport Clutch Kit - Stage 1 Organic
    New Clutch Master, Slave & Hose (Aisin)
    Redline Synthetic Gear Oil - MT90 (transmission) & 75W90 (LSD)
    New shifter bushings

    BFGoodrich g-Force Sport 205/50R15 Tires
    Drag DR-20 15x7 Wheels
    Tokico HTS112 / D-Spec Adjustable Competition Struts / Shocks
    Techno Toy Tuning (T3) Front Camber Plates
    Eibach Springs (Pro-Kit 8203.140)
    Full TRD Suspension Bushing Kit (40862-AE852)
    New tie rods, ball joints & end links
    Koyo Wheel Bearings (Front & rear)

    Stoptech Brake Pads (Front & rear)
    Drilled & slotted rotors
    Goodridge G-Stop SS Braided Brake Lines
    Brake Master Cylinder (Aisin)
    All calipers rebuilt – Toyota OEM Parts

    R134a Conversion
    New Denso 471-0255 Compressor & Drier (2016)

    Body painstakingly refinished in the original color using RM Diamont
    - All original paint in engine bay, door jams & trunk was preserved and in great condition
    Full Toyota JDM Trueno Front & Rear Bumper Conversion (all new OEM parts imported from Japan)
    - Front turn signal cornering lamps wired properly to function as designed
    All glass removed and resealed
    New OEM gaskets for various body parts (taillights, side rear glass, trunk, hood)
    Osram Performance Halogen Headlights
    Custom car cover from Big Sky Car Covers

    Recaro Sports Front Seats (brand new from Evo 8) with Speedware Motorsports brackets specific for AE86
    Recaro fabric used to recover rear seat
    Alcantara used to replace all other interior fabric (door panels, headliner, visors, rear panels & rear deck)
    New carpet & matching custom floor mats
    MOMO Competition Steering Wheel & Momo 7711 Hub
    MOMO Anatomic Short Shift Knob
    Window Tint

    Sony CDX-GT740UI Headunit - CD, MP3, AM/FM Receiver w/ Front Panel USB & Aux-in
    Infinity Kappa 42.9i Front 4" 2-way speakers
    Infinity Kappa 62.9i Rear 6-3/4" 2-way speakers
    JL Audio 8” MicroSub Ported Subwoofer
    Alpine MRV-F250 Power Amplifier – Running in 3 channel mode (rears & sub)

    This list hits the major points and should demonstrate the level of care and investment that went into the car. Many of these parts were rare when purchased and some are no longer available new. Restoration was completed about five years ago and the car has approximately 4K miles since then. Odometer shows the original 234K miles. I have documentation from previous owner and obviously significant documentation of the restoration. History of the car is clean and Florida title is in hand and ready for sale. Car has truly been a passion for our family and has always had the utmost of care & maintenance. Always stored inside. The only item that could possibly need attention is the heater valve which sticks on occasion. Since we never use the heater in Florida I never diagnosed it – could simply be lack of use. The car runs & handles exceptionally. The pictures should speak volumes & you will not be disappointed in person. I have many more pictures and can provide upon request.

    I am asking $14,000. Any spares I have (there are several boxes of original parts in storage) will go with the car. Please email any questions you might have. I can absolutely provide additional pics upon request...
    Thanks for looking!
    Last edited by bluetrueno; 08-19-2018, 06:47 AM.

  • #2
    Price reduced to $14K. Really looking to find the right buyer. Thanks for looking...


    • #3
      Did you sell this coupe?


      • #4
        Still for sale?