Side You can see my Rukus in the background. Ongoing Resto Allow me to introduce my Samurai Smurf. It is a somewhere between 1978 to 1981 Toyota Corolla Coupe. The plate says it is 81, but this bitzer is made from parts spanning a decade of manufacturing. When stripping it back for resto, 4 separate colours (none of them blue) were found on different panels. While Technically a Japanese design, she was actually made in Australia in the first Toyota Factory made outside of Japan. This labour of love has become a real lemon. I bought it for a couple grand, and by the time she is on the road will have spent twice what she will be worth finished. This is not a financial investment, this is about buying a car that is not widely loved, and showing it some love. You almost never see KE55s anymore, and while her throbbing 58 horsepower won't win any races, she will be a unique sight and bring joy as she putters around the hills near where I live in Adelaide South Australia. I take great pride in saving this rust bucket from entropy and anonymity. She will not be worthy of your prestigious site for long, but right now she has all the charm and character of a 40 year old victim of neglect. In the second image, you can see my daily Toyota Rukus, too shiny for your site.
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