Toyota Corolla/Corona 1964-86 – 2018 market review

By: Cliff Chambers, Unique Cars magazine

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Hardtop Coronas and AE86 Sprinters are in big demand.

Toyota Corolla/Corona 1964-86 – 2018 market review
Toyota AE86 Sprinter

Toyota Corolla/Corona 1964-86 – 2018 market review

It has taken an awfully long time but the money being paid for early Coronas has finally begun to improve.

The population of pre-1978 cars has dwindled dramatically and prices have jumped to twice their 2013 level.

The exceptions are 1960s-70s Corona Hardtops which are scarce and can manage $30,000.

Early Corollas are in demand and remain close to $10,000.

Rear-wheel drive models from the 1970s-80s generally cost $4000-6500 but again there’s an exception.

The AE86 Sprinter was a super-quick rally car when new and has now acquired a following among ‘drift’ enthusiasts.

Surviving Australian cars have jumped in price, inspired it seems by the inflated money being sought in Japan for Levin versions.

Corolla 1967-73 $8100 [5] 

Corolla 1974-85 $5475 [22]

Sprinter AE86 $18,290 [5] 

Corona 1964-78 $6190 [7]

Corona 1979-86 $3190 [11] 

Corona Hardtop 1966-78 $27,325 [3]

[*] = number of recorded sales

(Note: concours & special cars may demand more.)

Numbers from our 2018 Japanese Classic Car Value Guide.

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