Lot 89

1972 Toyota Corolla Levin Racing Car
$38000 - $48000

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DIRT POWER.   This Toyota is one of three imported by Toyota New Zealand and converted into rally cars for a ‘Team Toyota’ entry into the 1973 Heatway Rally. Graham Carter was the first driver of GG42; the car was then sold to and rallied by Ken Cleghorn. The current owner purchased GG42 in 1989 and spent the next four years carrying out a total restoration of the vehicle. GG42 was then raced around North Island circuits for the next 13 years and also competed in local car-club events with great success. Engine: • Toyota 2TG – 1,600cc • Modified cylinder head • Larger valves • Cosworth grind camshafts • Cunningham con rods • J E pistons • Crankshaft shot peened and balanced • Lightened flywheel • Twin-plate clutch • Baffled sump • Twin 45 Dellortos • Electronic ignition Gearbox: • Toyota TRD close-ratio kit fitted Differential: • Toyota TRD limited slip • Diff tramp rods fitted • Current ratio: 4.8 to 1 Suspension: • Front struts are coil overs with Koni inserts (adjustable) • Adjustable top mounts and bottom arms • Rear: reset semi-elliptic springs • KYB shock absorbers Brakes: • Vented front Discs with wildwood 4-pot callipers Rear • Solid discs Toyota Corolla Levin GG42 is registered as a ‘New Zealand Historic Vehicle’ with The Vintage Car Club of New Zealand. Toyota Corolla Levin GG42 has a ‘Historic Vehicle Competitor logbook’ and a ‘MotorSport New Zealand logbook’. MotorSport New Zealand Certificate of Description MotorSport New Zealand Roll Protection. Homologation. Achievements: 1994/1995 • 3rd 0–2,000cc • Intermarque Classic Car Series 1996/1997 • 2nd Historic Saloon Class • Intermarque Classic Car Series 1998/1999 • 1st New Zealand Saloon Cars • 2nd under 2,000cc Class 2000/2001 • 1st New Zealand Historic Saloon Class Final national race meeting at Baypark Raceway, April 1975 Race 21, Intermarque Classics, 1st place of 20 cars

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