100,000 Original Miles


Manual Transmission
1.6L DOHC 4 cyl
112 hp @ 6600 RPM*
97 lb/ft torque @ 4800 RPM*
Capable 0-60 MPH: 9.7 seconds
Top Speed: 115 MPH
*Base Price in 1985: $9,493


*Seller Asking:


Fast Facts:
  • The Corolla GT-S was a high performance RWD variant of the Corolla. When released in the U.S in 1985, it was the lightest RWD performance car on the market
  • The coupe shown here weighs 2264 lbs, 35lbs less than the hatchback. The coupe is also slightly stiffer thanks to a steel rear bulkhead behind the rear seats
  • The 4A-GE engine, aka the TC-16 Twin Cam, revs to 7600 RPM and produces 70 hp per liter – one of the highest outputs per liter for a production car at the time. Four valve twin cam technology was only expected in cars made by Ferrari, Lotus etc (Quattrovalve) – it was wild to see it under the hood of a Corolla! This was the first mass-produced 4 valve engine in the world
  • The 4A-GE is shared with the first generation MR2 (AW11, also sold in the U.S). In 1988, Toyota decided to supercharge this engine for even more power, although the MR2 was the only car that could be ordered with this engine. The supercharged unit could propel the MR2 to 60 MPH in 6.5 seconds, but it came at weight penalty of nearly 200lbs thanks to the supercharger components and a strengthened transmission
  • This engine features Toyota’s T-VIS (Toyota Variable Induction System) that routes air through different length runners depending on RPM. It shuts off airflow to one pair of valves on each cylinder until the engine reaches 4300 RPM, at which point it fully opens up until redline. This technology was crucial in allowing tiny N/A high-RPM engines to produce enough torque down low
  • GT-S models came equipped with many options not found on base Corollas: variable assist power rack and pinion steering, engine oil cooler, body colored bumpers, aluminum wheels, and most importantly – a RWD layout
  • The specially tuned suspension was unique as well, featuring a 4-link design with a live axle. 4 wheel disc brakes were standard, and an LSD with 4.30:1 gearing was optional
  • Inside you get a leather wrapped steering wheel, 6 way adjustable sport seats, an 8,000 RPM tach, a 150 MPH speedometer, and halogen pop-up headlights
  • Naturally, the AE86 was quick to establish itself in motorsport. In 1986 it won the Manufacturers Championship with 267 points, beating out the BMW M6, BMW E30, Merkur XR4Ti, Mazda 929, Holden Commodore, Mercedes 190E 2.3-16, and more. It also won the 1986 Australian 2.0 Liter Touring Car Championship with John Smith at the wheel
  • However, the AE86 is most popular on the streets of Japan, as well as the Touge (“mountain pass” in Japanese). Japanese racing legend Keiichi Tsuchiya (aka the “Drift King” or “Dori-Kin” in Japanese) is responsible for popularizing the sport of drifting in an AE86 Corolla. With an LSD, skinny tires, and a front engine/rear drive layout, the AE86 was an easy and affordable drift machine
Key Model Year Changes:
  • First year of the AE86 in the U.S, sold as the Corolla GT-S. The AE86 had already been for sale worldwide since 1983
  • Sold in the U.S for only 2 years (1985 to 1987). Very few changes occurred during the 2 year production period
  • The AE86 generation is divided into two groups. Cars produced from 1983 to 1985 are known as “Zenki” (early models) while cars produced from 1986 to 1987 are known as “Kouki” (later models)
  • However, despite going on sale in 1985, the U.S only received the later Kouki models (which had bigger 14″ aluminum wheels, larger 195/60 tires, revised suspension geometry, slightly strengthened transmission, and new speed-sensitive variable power steering)


Seller Notes:
  • One owner. Bought it brand new here in south Florida
  • Garage kept
  • Perfect condition. Looks and drives like new
  • Perfect body with no rust
  • Two-tone Sport interior
  • Cold A/C
  • Everything works. Needs nothing
  • Aftermarket steering wheel, shift knob, and wheels
  • Clean title – no accidents


  • Location: Hollywood, Florida – (more photos below)
  • Update: ad is no longer available (sold or expired)

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*SAE rated from factory. May not reflect current output.
*Performance numbers pulled from either the factory brochure or reputable automotive road tests.
*Base price when new does not reflect original MSRP of this particular car, nor does it reflect what the original owner paid for it.
*Advertised price at time of posting. Sellers can raise or lower prices on their original ad at any time. Click on the original ad to view current price/availability.
Mileage Disclaimer: NOC has not confirmed if the mileage stated by the seller is true and accurate. It is up to the buyer to verify these claims. Vehicle history reports, service records stating mileage, and even inspections of odometer tampering are recommended.

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