1985 AE86 Toyota Corolla Trueno Race Car SCCA IT/B

Price: - Item location: Frisco, Texas, United States
  • Make: Toyota
  • Model: Corolla
  • Type: Coupe
  • Year: 1985
  • Mileage: 99,999
  • VIN: jt2ae88c8f0117491
  • Color: White
  • Engine size: 4AGE
  • Number of cylinders: 4
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Drive type: RWD
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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1985 Toyota Corolla

TRD show car, TRD catalog car, GRM feature article,TRD and SCCA executive personal ride, and my long time race car. This car was first in class at the inaugural SCCA “IT Fest” at Heartland park in Kansas. The car is in the early 90’s TRD catalog on pages 7, 37 & 40 and was featured in Grassroots Motorsports in the early 90’s. Toyota also did a brief story last year on this and my other uncommon Toyotas here “toyotadriverseat.com/associates”. I have the original ad and bill of sale from when I bought the car — then maintained by RallyeSport outside Denver, and owned by Nick Craw who is currently the FIA (F1/WRC) Senate President. I also have the original log book with races from West coast to the Mid-West and driven by SCCA leadership including Doug Reid and Bob Anderson. I’ve had it more than 20 years, and its fresh and ready to race at minimum weight (original IT/A class weight was set with this car). Car is now in classed SCCA ITB at a weight where it should do very well. Recently refreshed with cage updates (only a track day on it since), fresh paint throughout and a new Sparco Evo2 seat. Some items are not listed below - probably forgot some, but the full configuration and setup will be provided to the new owner.My new home doesn’t have room for all the toys, so I’m reluctantly going to part with the the Corolla. Buy it to race it, drift it, because you always wanted one, or for its history, but it won’t disappoint -I've been building and racing Toyotas for 25+ years and you could never recreate this anywhere near the price - A classic you can enjoy today.


  • Chassis is straight and damage free. I originally bought the car with crash damage. I fully repaired it, and successfully campaigned it, winning my first race entry and many thereafter. I subsequently had another “incident” and replaced the main tub in 1993 with a straight chassis and swapped over all the race parts and much of the sheet metal, instantly dropping my average lap times 2 seconds and keeping me in the lead pack for more than 15 years at Mid-west SCCA events.
  • Fully disassembled and re-furbed chassis some years back including roll cage updates and a repaint with Catalyzed PPG Urethane
  • Almost all new Toyota fasteners throughout (done in the latest refresh)
  • Custom strut bar with welded mounts (removable aluminum bar)
  • Custom battery hold down
  • Fuel Safe Fuel cell with chassis sheet metal trimmed and reinforced where the cell mounts
  • Supra fuel pump in spare tire well.
  • New Sparco EVO2 seat with custom mounts
  • Gutted doors. Includes factory door glass that mounts with one bolt for transport/security (can easily take out at the track)
  • EGT and o2 gauges
  • SCCA legal cage with double cage bars on both sides with foot well braces
  • TRD steering wheel
  • TRD shift knob
  • Fire system
  • New Sparco Evo 2 seat with hard mounts
  • Manual Steering Rack
  • Custom Delrin Steering rack bushings
  • Custom graphics and License plate :)


  • Larger front sway bar. TRD and Poly front mounts
  • Adjustable rear bar with custom Delrin mounts and rod ends
  • TRD rear springs
  • TRD adjustable rear race shocks
  • TRD control arm bushings
  • TRD Panhard rod with (giant!) rod ends
  • Long wheel studs “Safety studs”
  • Short front struts
  • Tockico Illumina adjustable front shocks (BZ3099, same as MR2 rear fitment)
  • Front Coilovers,
  • Eibach front springs
  • Custom camber plates
  • Fresh control arms and ball joints
  • Negative roll blocks
  • TRD strut rod bushings
  • Two sets of wheels, Revolution and Panasport Ultralights - Panasports have only had two sets of tires on them since new with mounted Hoosiers


  • New brake master with new spare
  • Removed backing plates
  • Stainless brake lines
  • Tilton Proportioning valve
  • Spare rotors
  • Replaced hardlines


Engine has been flawless throughout my ownership, with the latest build as follows:

  • 7 rib block
  • .040 over
  • Total Seal rings
  • Match ported
  • Balanced
  • NEVO hard anodized under drive crank pulley
  • Cams timed
  • TRD plug wires
  • Jacobs Coil
  • TVIS and non-TVIS intake “spacers”
  • SCCA fuel sample port
  • New O2 sensor
  • Custom Phenolic intake spacer
  • Custom insulated “cold air intake”
  • R/C Engineering blueprinted injectors
  • TRD header, partial spare TRD header, and handmade 4-1 coated header
  • Stainless steel exhaust and muffler with passenger side exit
  • ECU with 8000+ RPM limit
  • Custom 4 puck solid disc ceramic clutch
  • New Toyota factory radiator water/water wetter for coolant
  • Factory air to air oil cooler with stainless lines
  • TRD motor mounts
  • Modified MAF (reduced spring tension)
  • Only synthetics lubricants used throughout


  • TRD Close Ratio Transmission (over $6,000 new)
  • TRD Short Shifter
  • Spare stock transmission (apart)
  • Two fully set up TRD 3rd members - 4.56 and 5.13
  • TRD HD Axles with spare set


  • Brake discs
  • Brake Master cyl
  • Wiring harness
  • Headers and parts
  • TRD 3rd member LSD (4.56 installed, TRD 5.13 LSD 3rd member included)
  • ECUs
  • MAFs
  • Taillights
  • Front bearing seals
  • Modified stock front pulleys (removed A/C pulley)
  • Motor mounts
  • TRD Rear Axles
  • Spare Hawk blue pads (I think)
  • Washer bottle ;)
  • Various other spares


  • Kill switch wiring needs update
  • Temp (dash) gauge flaky
  • Needs a couple underbody rods to support the splitter (dam/splitter moves back at speed)
  • Fresh brake pads and fluid bleed.


Car was built to hit the class minimum weight. As part of that, the seat mounts are custom fabricated and welded in (very light, and very strong). If you are short, you might need to cut these out and put in other mounts.