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First Corolla
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This version of Corolla was officially known as Toyota Corolla Levin (TE27). It replaced Toyota's first (european) rally car, the Celica 1600 GT which was too heavy with too little engine power. Corolla was smaller and though it used the same engine than previous Celica, the power had been increased by third from 135 bhp.

Small and light car was good compromise under threat of fuel shortage because of the 1974 oil crisis. It was not a match for more powerful opposition and purpose-built rally cars like Stratos stole most of the limelight of the time. However, in hindsight it is easy to see that Corolla was very important first step for Toyota.

One curious fact about the car is that it's first win was at 1973 Press-on-Regardless by Walter Boyce but first win for official, TTE-prepared Corolla came only two years later at 1000 Lakes Rally in 1975 by Hannu Mikkola.

Statistics
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Debut WRC event: Sweden 1973
Best WRC result: 1st by Walter Boyce in USA - PoR 1973
 1st by Hannu Mikkola in Finland 1975
Rallies contested: 0  (works entries)
WRC starts: 0  (works entries)
Outright wins: 2  0.0
Podiums: 3  0.0
DNF's: 0  (DNF's to starts ratio 0.0 %)
Points scored: 82  (manufacturer championship points)
Avg points per rally: 0.0  
Technical data
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Group and class Group 2
Engine
Location: Front longitudinal
Turbo: No
Cylinders: 4 in line
Valves: 16
Bore x stroke: 85.0 x 70.0 mm
Cubic capacity: 1588 cc
Power: 185 hp
Torque: 185 Nm
Compression ratio: 10.5:1
Dimensions
Length: 3945 mm
Width: 1590 mm
Height: 1335 mm
Wheelbase: 2335 mm
Front track: 1270 mm
Rear track: 1295 mm
Weight: 800 kg
Transmission
Drive: RWD
Gears: 5
Sequential: No
toyota corolla
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Toyota Corolla, driven by Chris Sclater in 1975 RAC Rally Click picture to see larger version in a pop-up window
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