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1985 Toyota Sprinter 1.5 ZX (AE81)

September 29, 2018

Front-wheel-drive cars of the 1980's are critically endangered in Japan, so I got very excited when I saw this Sprinter variant of what is a very common Corolla back in Australia. We're all familiar with the pop-up lights unique to the AE86 Sprinter Trueno, but I wonder how many of you know just how different the E80 Sprinter range is compared to their Corolla counterparts.

The E80 Series Sprinter was built from 1983 to 1987. This Sprinter liftback was built in 1985. It has a 1,452cc inline 4 engine.

Related: Toyota Corolla.

More information: Wikipedia - Toyota Corolla Levin/Sprinter Trueno

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