November 5, 2017

1981 Toyota Corolla SR5 Liftback

1981 Toyota Corolla SR5 Liftback

1981 Toyota Corolla SR5 Liftback For Sale

This Japanese sports car was coming from the Corolla lineage offered by Toyota in the 80s. As shown here is a 1981 Toyota Corolla SR5 Liftback being offered for sale by the owner at Craigslist for $3500 located in Valencia, Santa Clarita, California. The 36-year-old car is still in good condition overall, runs and drives well was looking for a new owner.

Present well in the photos, but is not one example that has touched by restoration, it's about a survivor example, a very well-maintained daily driver car, very worthwhile and a potential candidate for a light restoration project.

No renovated words, interior looks decent for its age with a few imperfections showing wear in the pilot seat, and cracks in the dashboard, but the rest was great. Brown upholstery looks to be in nice shape along with the door panels, carpets, and rubber mats. No words about any issues, hopefully, the original radio, air conditioning, and all gauges are doing well too.

Bringing an 18L straight four-cylinder engine mated an automatic transmission, which recently received repair few parts. Described as a complete stock never touched by modification or upgrade, the original engine has never been rebuilt since new, it has been driven about 225000 miles and still runs smoothly today, fantastic.

Detail by owner
Offered for sale is a 1981 Toyota Corolla SR5 Liftback. This vehicle is equipped with a 1.8L four cylinder engine and an automatic transmission with rear wheel drive. The cabin features the factory AM/FM radio and air conditioning. I am the second owner, having purchased the vehicle in 2008. Being 36 years old, the vehicle does have its imperfections such as small dents, tears in the driver seat, two rust spots on the rear, a crack in the windshield, cracks in the dashboard, an intermittent speedometer and paint imperfections. The vehicle is completely stock with no modifications. The front and rear seats were reupholstered ten years ago by the original owner. The engine has 225k with no rebuilds. The vehicle has been a daily driver since purchased. The vehicle passed SMOG this month and has current registration until June 2018. This vehicle has never been in any collisions. Repairs to the leaking rear main seal, air conditioner, lift back supports and shock absorbers are due. A file has been maintained documenting past repairs. This 1981 Toyota Corolla is a rare example of a numbers matching, unmodified, completely factory vehicle that has been well cared for for 36 years. Thanks for looking!