Toyota Tercel


Now, there’s something decidedly unglamourous about it, but we have developed a little bit of love for the North American derivative of the Corolla, especially the 4WD wagon version of it. In fact, we doubt we have or will ever feature a motor with less obvious panache.

But, being connoisseurs of affordable and accessible automotive style we think that the North American denomination of this utilitarian stalwart is a desirable ride. These ones are often seen littering the junk yards of Wisconsin lumberjacks in various nameless and mysterious TV films of the eighties. And on a number of North American blogs we have happened upon recently.

We’re not even sure if the Tercel was ever actually distributed in Europe or the UK. We seem to remember having seen their bulbous everyman loveliness around but we can’t be sure. Any ideas?