is my 1982 Toyota Corona Mark II Grande GX61 hardtop. I bought it
with the intention of fixing it up and using it for a daily driver but
soon after I got it I was offered a company car so that plan changed. I
took it to a
couple of Joe Manji track days in which it went well albeit
underpowered. However the GT-T makes a better drifter so the Mark II shall
remain a street car.
To start with I fixed the rust and brakes to get it back to road legal,
a few modifications were done for good measure. I fitted a
1G-GEU which had a few mods but turned out due for a recondition so out
it came. Currently running a 1G-FE with ECU and loom from a 90's mark II GX90
M/T. Its not as willing to rev as the old 1G-GEU but a great cruising engine with excellent economy and driveability.
found a 1983 model GX61 Mark II rolling body for sale (facelift model) which I prefer the look of, so the car was bought and
stripped of its facelift parts. The huge
number of differences between the 1982 and 83 models became apparent as
I was stripping the rusty 83. I preferred the older blue interior styling so that was
left as is. My aim was simply the later model looking
exterior which involved swapping the bumpers, lights, side mouldings, bonnet & grill and the odd chrome trim.
1G-FE engine from 1994 GX90. >
5 speed manual conversion. >
7.5" F series limited slip differential. >
Urethane suspension bushes. >
Urethane engine and gearbox mounts. > 1983 Mark II facelift lights, bumpers and grill. >
Modified PS steering arms from TA63 Celica.
2.5 inch exhaust. >
Electric radiator fan from Subaru Legacy. >
SAAS wooden steering wheel. >
Tokico HT Blue shocks for Celica Supra MA61. >
Lowered springs. >
14 x 6 Dunlop alloys or... > 14 x 7.5 Albino alloys.