Evaluation: Crazy original, and when was the last time you saw one? Paint looks like it might be original and is very good. Some light dirt underneath and a grimy enginebut maintained and unrestored. Dull, flawed brightwork. Faded rear carpet with a light rip but otherwise the interior looks fantastic. A time machine.
Bottom Line: Introduced in North America for 1975, the third gen Corolla marked a big expansion for Toyota in this country in the wake of the fuel crisis. It was available in sedan, wagon, hardtop coupe and sports coupe body styles as well as the Lift Back model, which is arguably the coolest. Or at least as cool as a Corolla can be. For anyone who drove one in the ‘70s this car probably brought back great memories and for the buyer it’s a clean, fun, time-warp stick shift classic for under five figures. Hard to argue with that.