A new European commercial for the 2019 Toyota Corolla shows the hatchback speeding through the desert, leaving in its dust old milestones of automotive history. Pre-war racers, hot rods, and even Toyota’s own historic models are passed, implying that the new Corolla is superior.
Except, there is no way a woman driving a Toyota 2000GT would peer sexily over her sunglasses at a guy driving a Corolla hatchback (and I say this as a guy who owns a 1986 Corolla GT-S hatchback). Also making a cameo is a KE10 Corolla barely visible in the cloud of sand kicked up by the inconsiderate driver of the new Corolla. Throw the ’32 Highboy in there, and the 2019 Toyota Corolla is not even remotely close to the coolest car in this advert for the 2019 Toyota Corolla. Still, it’s cool to see a 2000GT speeding through the desert, even if just for a few brief frames.
Special thanks to our friend @kenzosarrazyn_prewarcarpics for trying to help us ID the blue car, but to no avail. “It may be a French cyclecar like a Salmson Val3 Grand Sport or an Amilcar CGS, but can’t say for certain. If it’s a small manufacturer it will be very difficult.”