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1987 Toyota Corolla GTS Coupe - One of a Kind AE86 Restomod

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Default 1987 Toyota Corolla GTS Coupe - One of a Kind AE86 Restomod

Although I never expected this day to come, I am reluctantly listing my AE86 for sale to make room in the garage for my next project. Buying this car and restoring it was a great project & we have loved owning it but it's time for someone else to enjoy it and share it with others. After deciding to embark on a Corolla project, I finally found a great family-owned, rust-free, unmodified GTS example from the Southeast as a solid foundation. Over a period of 3 years we lovingly went through the car top to bottom, with most every wear item replaced and no cost being spared. The goal was to have a great driving, tastefully modified Corolla to take to car shows & events with our 88 Supercharged MR2. The car won many trophies and even a few best in shows. There may be other nice AE86s for sale, but not many are in this condition with such comprehensive attention to detail. Simply put this car is stunning and every car show or event attended it attracted enormous attention.

Now for the details:
1987 Toyota Corolla GTS Coupe
5 speed & Limited Slip Differential
A/C & Power steering
Manual windows & mirrors
Exterior color is 8D7 Blue Metallic Color - only available in 1987
1987 would be the third & final year of the rear wheel drive Corolla GTS in North America
Only 4,000 miles on the car after the comprehensive restoration listed below

*** Restoration details ***
Engine 4A-GE:
Full engine performance rebuild & balancing by Engine Lab of Tampa (running Mobil 1 15W-50)
Fuel Injector clean, flow & balance by Witchhunter Performance Fuel Injection
K&N 57-9000 Filtercharger Injection Performance Air Intake System
Pacesetter 70-1173 Header (4-2-1 design) fully ceramic coated
Custom 2.25" exhaust system - all Magnaflow parts (12255 Muffler, 53005 Cat & 35163 Tip)
NGK ignition parts
New Koyo OEM radiator, radiator cap & new Bosch water pump
New Toyota OEM oil pressure, temperature & O2 sensors
All wear items replaced with Toyota OEM parts (belts, hoses, filters, etc)
Custom distributor & brake master heat shields
New Advance Auto Battery (2016)

Replaced original transmission & differential with 80K mile units from another 87 GTS
Exedy 16804A Racing Sport Clutch Kit - Stage 1 Organic
New Clutch Master, Slave & Hose (Aisin)
Redline Synthetic Gear Oil - MT90 (transmission) & 75W90 (LSD)
New shifter bushings

BFGoodrich g-Force Sport 205/50R15 Tires
Drag DR-20 15x7 Wheels
Tokico HTS112 / D-Spec Adjustable Competition Struts / Shocks
Techno Toy Tuning (T3) Front Camber Plates
Eibach Springs (Pro-Kit 8203.140)
Full TRD Suspension Bushing Kit (40862-AE852)
New tie rods, ball joints & end links
Koyo Wheel Bearings (Front & rear)

Stoptech Brake Pads (Front & rear)
Drilled & slotted rotors
Goodridge G-Stop SS Braided Brake Lines
Brake Master Cylinder (Aisin)
All calipers rebuilt - Toyota OEM Parts

R134a Conversion
New Denso 471-0255 Compressor & Drier (2016)

Body painstakingly refinished in the original color using RM Diamont
- All original paint in engine bay, door jams & trunk was preserved and in great condition
Full Toyota JDM Trueno Front & Rear Bumper Conversion (all new OEM parts imported from Japan)
- Front turn signal cornering lamps wired properly to function as designed
All glass removed and resealed
New OEM gaskets for various body parts (taillights, side rear glass, trunk, hood)
Osram Performance Halogen Headlights
Custom car cover from Big Sky Car Covers

Recaro Sports Front Seats with Speedware Motorsports brackets specific for AE86
Recaro fabric used to recover rear seat
Alcantara used to replace all other interior fabric (door panels, headliner, visors, rear panels & rear deck)
New carpet & matching custom floor mats
MOMO Competition Steering Wheel & Momo 7711 hub
MOMO Anatomic Short Shift Knob
Window Tint

Sony CDX-GT740UI Headunit - CD, MP3, AM/FM Receiver w/ Front Panel USB & Aux-in
Infinity Kappa 42.9i Front 4" 2-way speakers
Infinity Kappa 62.9i Rear 6-3/4" 2-way speakers
JL Audio 8" MicroSub Ported Subwoofer
Alpine MRV-F250 Power Amplifier - Running in 3 channel mode (rears & sub)

This list hits the major points and should demonstrate the level of care and investment that went into the car. Many of these parts were rare when purchased and some are no longer available new. Restoration was completed about five years ago and the car has approximately 4K miles since then. Odometer shows the original 234K miles. I have documentation from previous owner and obviously significant documentation of the restoration. History of the car is clean and Florida title is in hand and ready for sale. Car has truly been a passion for our family and has always had the utmost of care & maintenance. Always stored inside. The only item that could possibly need attention is the heater valve which sticks on occasion. Since we never use the heater in Florida I never diagnosed it - could simply be lack of use. The car runs & handles exceptionally. The pictures should speak volumes & you will not be disappointed in person. I have many more pictures and can provide upon request.

I am asking $14,000 and any spares I have (there are several boxes of original parts in storage) will go with the car.
Please PM any questions you might have.
Thanks for looking!

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Price reduced to $14K. Thanks for looking.
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Looks like a great car!
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