by monkeymagic

e7 rollas, there are so many

I love japanese cars of the 70’s and 80’s. But sometimes it gets a bit confusing. One of the best examples are the E7 Toyota Corollas. They where the 4th Corolla generation and built from 1979 to 1984 (vans until 1987) and had numerous body styles and engines to choose from. Today they are mostly misspelled and most people call the 2/4 door sedan/wagon the KE70, the coupe is often called AE71 and the liftback TE71. Bit it isn’t as simple as that. The model codes go like this XE7Y. Where X will give you the model of the engine block (KE or AE or TE) and Y gives you the body style. This generation of the Corolla had 2 facelifts.

I’ll try to get all these E7 corolla’s listed as far as I know them. Please share/correct/comment whenever you think I’ve got something wrong.

So what do we have?

2 different sedans: 2 doors and 4 doors
4 station wagons/vans:  2 and 4 door station wagon, 2 door panel van and there was one high roof version of the 4 door station wagon.
2 hardtop coupes: 2 door GT hardtop coupe and the 2 door sprinter hardtop
2 liftbacks: 3 door Liftback and the 3 door Sprinter GT Liftback
2 coupes: 3 door coupe, 3 door Sprinter coupe
That’s 11 different body styles for one and the same car! Tried to find a nice example for all of the above:

2 door sedan:

4 door sedan:

2 door station wagon:

4 door station wagon:

4 door high roof station wagon:

2 door van:

2 door hardtop GT:

2 door hardtop Sprinter:

3 door liftback:

3 door Sprinter liftback:

3 door coupe:

3 door Sprinter coupe:

by monkeymagic

nice te corolla

So, after an ugly AE, here come’s one of the nicest TE’s. As featured in Superstreet magazine.


It’s to clean to drive:


And the stats:

Mon Rivera’s 1982 Toyota Corolla SR5 Liftback
Engine 2T-GEU Yamaha ported head, 2000cc 3T-C block, HKS metal head gasket, Wiesco 89mm pistons, Eagle rods, Weber 45mm carbs, custom headers,…

Drivetrain AE86 GT-S rear end and LSD, shorten shifter

Suspension & Chassis Ground Control front coilovers, KYB AGX struts, Eibach front springs, TRD rear springs,…

Brakes PBR brake booster mounted under dash

Wheels Southern Ways 13×8.5” -13et & 13×9” -13et (rear)

Exterior JDM TE71 front and rear metal bumpers, Foha front lip and rear spoiler, Formuling fender wind splitters, OEM Toyota red paint, custom pulled fenders by PJ Bonifacio Motorcars, brand-new Levin TE71 headlights…