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Classic Toyotas Spotted In The New Avengers :-)

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During a spot of nostalgia I was surprised to see a couple of classic Toyotas appearing centre stage in the very final episode of The New Avengers from 1977, entitled 'Emily'. I've grabbed a few screenshots below, including a Datsun that was also used by the baddies. Purdey had been driving the bright yellow Corolla with some rapidity in a couple of previous episodes as well (I used to have a TE51 and always thought they were a great shape). Some "oooooh...!" and 'point at the screen' moments ;-)

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Enjoy :D

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My sister's first car was a yellow 1972 Celica GT similar to the second picture. I loved that car--when she went to France one summer I got to "take care" of it. Great fun to drive! Then, years later she got a white Corolla exactly like that first picture. What model year was that? Thanks for the memories!

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The program was produced in 1977 and set in Canada, my model Corolla was from 1980 but I believe they changed the design shortly afterwards so it was probably one of the last. A good looking car that went well in a straight line (especially after I changed the knackered engine and 4-speed box for a TA22 GT engine and 5-speed gearbox amongst other things) but didn't go round corners too well because of the leaf spring rear suspension! Twitchy, but great fun :)

http://www.toyotaown...lery/media/3765

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Thanks for sharing. Yeah they are classics! I love them and they look really sporty.

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