1981 Tercel Hatch

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ARCHINSTL
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My tercel:: Goldie is a 1986 SR5 attualmente con Weber/also owned the first T4WD in STL in late '82
Location: Kirkwood, a 'burb of St. Louis

Re: 1981 Tercel Hatch

Post by ARCHINSTL » Mon Jul 24, 2017 3:59 am

Wow - you have a Motocompo Scooter!
How rare are those?
Tom
T4WD augury?
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Mark
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My tercel:: 1984 Automatic, 1981 sedan
Location: Victoria, B.C.

Re: 1981 Tercel Hatch

Post by Mark » Mon Jul 24, 2017 11:15 pm

You have the best collection of vehicles. Way better than Jay Leno!
Seriously.

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bryanthompson
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My tercel:: 1983 4WD SR5 Wagon : "The Brochure Car"
Location: West Hollywood, CA
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Re: 1981 Tercel Hatch

Post by bryanthompson » Wed Jul 26, 2017 12:44 am

Mark wrote:
Mon Jul 24, 2017 11:15 pm
You have the best collection of vehicles. Way better than Jay Leno!
Seriously.

Aw, man thanks! I do wish I could have kept every car I've restored. But these little Tercels with their whiny gearboxes, are the most dear to my heart.

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Mark
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My tercel:: 1984 Automatic, 1981 sedan
Location: Victoria, B.C.

Re: 1981 Tercel Hatch

Post by Mark » Wed Jul 26, 2017 8:15 pm

I just took the ferry to the mainland and spent the day in Vancouver, Canada visiting my sister. Vancouver has had crazy money flooding in over the last few years and it's full of supercars driving around. I was driving my 1st gen '81 Tercel and I had more head turns and looks than all the overpriced status vehicles around me. I was at a stoplight with some kind of lamborghini in front of me and a couple of guys on the sidewalk were ignoring it and giving my car the thumbs up. Anyone with enough money can go to the dealership and drive off in a supercar, but it takes searching, dedication and "car parenting" to proudly drive around in a now-rare 35 year-old economy car.

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bryanthompson
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My tercel:: 1983 4WD SR5 Wagon : "The Brochure Car"
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Re: 1981 Tercel Hatch

Post by bryanthompson » Sat Jul 29, 2017 9:30 pm

I love these stories of Tercels stealing the spot light!

Here are a few more shots of the little guy.
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My tercel:: 1984 SR5 wagon
Location: Seattle, WA

Re: 1981 Tercel Hatch

Post by helipilot77 » Sat Jul 29, 2017 11:52 pm

I love it! The plaid looks so natural.
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Mark
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My tercel:: 1984 Automatic, 1981 sedan
Location: Victoria, B.C.

Re: 1981 Tercel Hatch

Post by Mark » Mon Jul 31, 2017 8:58 pm

Definitely beautiful. And a really nice upholstery job.

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