Condition: Used
Make: Toyota
Model: Corolla
SubModel: DX Alltrac Wagon
Type: Wagon
Trim: DX
Year: 1989
Mileage: 196,987
VIN: JT2AE94V3K0089607
Color: Red
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Automatic
Drive type: AWD
Interior color: Blue
Vehicle Title: Clear
Item location: Torrance, California, United States
Air Conditioning
4-Wheel Drive, CD Player

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Private seller

Description of 1989 Toyota Corolla DX Alltrac Wagon

Up for sale is a RARE, ESTORED, LEAN TITLE, EGISTERED AE95 Toyota Corolla DX Alltrac Wagon with Automatic Overdrive Transmission and Air Conditioning. After rebuild, he engine has <2k mi. on it, nd the tranny has about 4k mi. on it.This is the even rarer-than-usual 1989 version, hich has "Toyota AllTrac"prominently featured on the front grille, hereas the later models replaced it with the generic Toyota Sombrero. This fuel-injected wagon has lived all its life in Reno and Los Angeles, hich is why the body is so clean.

I purchased this vehicle about 4 years ago in good condition, ith only 183k mi on it. But I wanted more than just good, wanted this vehicle to be purring along another 40 years from now, o the past 4 years have been a labor of love: restoring every area I could in that time. By no means do I expect to make back even a fraction of what I've spent in this process, ut I do hope the new owner appreciates the time, ffort, nd $$$ that went into this car. I also hope it goes to a good home.

Here's what I've done or had done over the past 4 years, uring which time it's only been driven ~13k mi. (again, lt;2k on rebuilt engine, 4k on rebuilt transmission):


1. Body/Exterior:

- Painted the car in Vintage Toyota Red

- Painted wheels in Vintage Toyota White with Black hubcaps (including authentic White Toyota lettering)

- Resprayed F/R bumpers black

- Added Factory Toyota "Alltrac"emblems to both sides of the vehicle

- Weatherstripping wasn't in bad shape to begin with, ut has been restored with silicone lube

2. Engine: The 4AFE was rebuilt WITH 1 YEAR WARRANTY (from time of rebuild- warranty expires 1/24/16)

Full rebuild performed by M8 Automotive in Sun Valley, A- full rebuild included top end to bottom end- machine shop, alve guides/seals, istons/piston rings, earings, he works! Cold compression #s and warranty available upon request (included with sale). Also...

- New motor AND transmission mounts

- Resealed oil pan / rear main

- New power steering pump

- New 02 sensor

- New ignition coil

- New coolant hoses

- Replaced all vacuum lines

- Tuneup: new thermostat, ir filter, uel filter, park plugs and plug wires, istributor cap/rotor, CV valve, eset timing

3. Transmission:

- Rebuilt transmission (OEM rebuild kit, ull rebuild, ncluding clutches and steels plates,band,filter, ront and rear bushings, eals, ealing rings, aper gaskets, -rings)

- Rebuilt torque converter

4. Transfer case: nothing wrong with the original, ut sourced and installed a low mileage ~30k mi factory Toyota unit just to be safe

5. Exhaust:

- New exhaust system from the flex-pipe back (including flex-pipe, xhaust pipe, uffler, ew hangers, nd kept stock resonator) installed at Fredy's Muffler in El Segundo

- New exhaust manifold

6. Suspension:

- New front struts

- New rear shocks and springs

- New control arms

- New ball joints

- New tie rods

- New front wheel bearings (both sides)

7. Drivetrain:

- New CV joints

- New driveshaft u-joint

8. Cooling system:

- New radiator

- New water pump

- New timing belt, dler pulleys, C pulley)

- Vehicle runs just below halfway mark on the factory temperature gauge no matter the temperature outside, he incline, oad, r AC! You won't be able to make this car overheat if you try.

9. Brakes:

- New brake master cylinder

- New brake lines front/rear

- New brake pads/rotors front/rear

10. Fuel system:

- New fuel pump

- New fuel pressure regulator

- Rebuilt fuel injectors

- New cold start injector

11. Charging system:

- New alternator

- New battery

12. Rubber: New tires

12. Other significant parts/work includes:

- AC system gone through end to end and converted from R12 to R134a- blows ICE COLD!

- New rear differential gasket

- New blower motor resistor

- New ignition cylinder

- New radio antenna

- New windshield

- New wipers

- Synthetic fluids in F/R diff, ransfer case, ranny

- Wheel alignment and balancing at Johnson Alignment in Torrance, A

- Repaired front DS and PS seat tears on outer sides of the seats at Amadeus Upholstery in Redondo Beach, A

- Sourced missing parts: rear seat fold down pegs, ear cargo covers, actory Owner's Manual

- Sourced Factory Toyota Repair Manuals (Engine and Electrical Manuals- included with sale!)


1. Curtis tow receiver installed (bolts to rear frame)- NEVER used for towing, nly to hold a bike rack!

2. Added tranny cooler AND magnefine filter to transmission

3. Added power steering cooler AND magnefine filter to power steering

4. Added custom "Corolla Alltrac"dash mat

5. Added Factory Toyota "Alltrac"emblems to sides of vehicle

6. Added tach gauge to dash + 3-gauge cluster to center console (battery, oolant temp*, il pressure*)- pictured

7. Replaced factory radio with Pioneer DEH-3200UB CD AM/FM stereo with USB interface for iPhone

8. Including heavy duty rubber floormats


As you can see from the list above, he restoration has been pretty comprehensive. However, s with any 26 year old vehicle, here are some little things a "perfectionist"might want to look at, ncluding:

- The paint shop couldn't completely restore the front and rear bumpers due to the flexible nature of the rubber used. If you want them perfect, eplacement is your only option.

- The paint shop also didn't want to repaint the black metal trim around the windows; not a biggie, p to you to do so if you want it perfect

- The switches that activate the interior lights when the doors are opened need to be replaced

- There is a little overspray from the paint job

- The "Corolla"and "Alltrac"tags behind the rear hatch glass are faded

- Front seatbelts don't retract very well (all of them do this at this age) so need to pull on them a few times to get them to retract

- DS headlight aim is off (headlight assy?), ut works fine

- The dash lights (that come on when you turn headlights on) recently went out. These had loose contact somewhere behind center bezel before, o should be easily fixable

- 2-3 nicks/scratches in paint, ith one of them looking like it took out some paint (pictured)

- Rear hatch lock takes some jiggling of the key to lock/unlock

- *On the aftermarket, -gauge cluster I added to the center console, never got around to connecting the oil pressure gauge and the coolant temp gauge appears to underreport due to suboptimal sender location. Note this refers to the aftermarket gauges in the center console only; the factory gauges (including factory coolant gauge) work just fine!

I should have or be able to find parts invoices to verify most of the new/rebuilt parts listed above.This vehicle is in excellent shape for its age. I have tried to describe every aspect of the vehicle as accurately as possible, utI think it goes without saying that, ith a vehicle this old, he onus is on you to come and see it for yourself and drive it, r to get it inspected before purchase. No warranty will be provided beyond the aforementioned engine warranty from M8 Automotive. $1k deposit required upon purchase.Vehicle transport is the responsibility of the buyer.