In October 1966 Toyota introduced the Corolla Sprinter Coupe; this vehicle had an 1100 cc engine coupled to a 4 speed manual transmission and was rear wheel drive. This Corolla was also the first generation of the Toyota Corolla we all know.
In May 1970 the second generation Corolla was introduced to the Japanese domestic market with a 1600 cc hemispherical combustion chamber, push rod engine developing 102 horsepower--for the US market--called a 2T-C engine. When installed with a manual transmission the 1800 lb. Corolla ran pretty good.
In 1972, Toyota imported a new model of Corolla called "SR5." The…