£20,000

1972 Toyota Corolla TE27 Rally Car For Sale by Auction

  • 1972
  • FRA920L
  • Dealer
  • United Kingdom

Description

25th May, 2024 10:00
The May 2024 Auction

1972 Toyota Corolla TE27 Rally Car
FIA approved rally car

Estimate
£20, 000 - £24, 000

Buyer's premium: 15. 00%

Registration: FRA920L
Chassis: TE27-075526
Odometer: N/ A
Transmission: Manual
MOT: Exempt

Re-shelled with a rust free shell from New Zealand
Comprehensively seam welded
Fitted with an all steel 2TB engine, giving c. 150bhp, a paddle clutch and 5-speed T50 gearbox, disc brake rear axle, with LSD, Bilstein adjustable front struts, and vented disk brakes.
Fitted with an FIA approved safety devices welded in cage plus leg protection dash bars and triangulated to the front suspension terrets. All brake and fuel lines are braded and it has an adjustable peddle box
It has the benefit of a new Motorsport UK rally logbook
Road registered with V5c document
Matching set of Yokohama tyres


We are delighted to offer this lovely 1972 Toyota Corolla TE27 rally car to the open market. Believed to be the only TE27 currently existing in the UK, with only a handful remaining around the world. This example has gone throughout a no expense spared, professional Rally car conversion.

We are indebted to the vendor for suppling the following information:

“Very rare Toyota Corolla TE27 rally car, re-shelled into a relatively rust free shell imported from New Zealand. The shell underwent comprehensive seam welding and strengthening in 2015 to be used on an historic event in South America which was cancelled. Kept in storage until last year when it was fitted with an all steel 2TB engine, giving c. 150bhp, a paddle clutch and 5-speed T50 gearbox, disc brake rear axle, with LSD, Bilstein adjustable front struts and vented disk brakes. All genuine Toyota. It is fitted with an FIA approved safety devices welded in cage plus leg protection dash bars and triangulated to the front suspension terrets. All brake and fuel lines are braded and it has an adjustable peddle box. It has the benefit of a new Motorsport UK rally logbook and would be a very interesting alternative to a Mk1 Escort which it closely resembles but much prettier. It is in the period colours of the works cars of the mid-1970s which always punched above their 1600cc weight, finishing well on the ‘74 RAC and winning outright on the 1976 Thousand Lakes rally, plus many other wins worldwide. Any Toyota rally car enthusiast will know just what a unique opportunity this is to buy a Corolla with a genuine TE 27 vin number and not just a KE25 with a 1600 engine. It will need new seats and belts plus a good check over before it can be used in competition but seats and belts are fine if used for historic rally festivals and the like.”

Over the last ten years or so, a new form of motorsport has evolved alongside traditional rallysport. That is Rally festivals, such as; Goodwood Festival of Speed, Lombard Rally Bath, Rally Legends plus many mainland European events run by the Slowly Sideways Group. These events celebrate the golden age of rallying of the 70s, 80s and 90s. Most of which are invitation only and represent a wide range of vehicles. The organisers are always looking for something a little different and not just another Ford Escort. Most events are held on closed public roads with a smooth non-damaging tarmac surface. Entry fees are a fraction of the cost of competitive rally and regulations are more relaxed. This Toyota is exactly the type of car the organisers are looking for, so if you like the sound of all this, this is the perfect way into it and your ticket into the rally circles.

An extremely rare and interesting Toyota that starts on the button, looks and sounds superb, which will give any Ford Escort a run for its money but at a fraction of the price. It certainly gets our vote. Fully road registered too, for plenty of fun flicking through the gears on some of the UK’s finest ‘B’ roads. Be sure not to miss this one, as I am sure you will not find another one.

Manor Park Classics

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Advert Details

Advert type:
For Sale by Auction
Category:
Classic Cars
Region:
Cheshire
Reference number:
C1715843
Listed on:
19/04/2024
Make:
Toyota
Model:
Corolla
Year:
1972
Seller type:
Dealer

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