Yeah, so I dicked up the first article. This one will be a little bit better, but still needs improvement to be perfect.
On a whim while building my scooter I asked Joel; “How many body styles of the E7 are there actually?” “I unno,” he muttered back. Having reviewed my original E7 article long ago, I realized it was crappy, like all the other things I post. I spent a few hours collecting photos, to help build a better article than before.
For those of you in the know, the “E” in the chassis code is often associated with the Corolla name. What people often forget is that the Sprinter line of cars are also E Chassis codes. Corolla and Sprinter are both equally E chassis lines, the model of each follows after. For example; Toyota Corolla Levin, and Toyota Sprinter Trueno. Toyota is the manufacturer, Corolla is the line, and Levin is the model. This article includes both Corollas and Sprinters which have E7 Chassis codes.
What’s special about the E7? It’s a world car, meaning it was sold on every continent! I can go anywhere in the world and if I look hard enough I’ll be able to find an E7 somewhere! I love world cars.
Let’s just jump to the meat of this article. How many are there? By my unofficial count there are approximately 20. You can call me out if you want, or send me some new information.
Within these body styles are 2 basic groups: Sedan and Sports. All E7’s share a similar floor pans, for the most part. Wagons were leaf sprung, their rear half is a different section of floor pan than all other body styles. Note: that Left Hand drive cars with “T” series engines had a completely different firewall than all other E7 chassis!!! This affected the dash bar and pedal assemblies on these cars as well.
The noses between sedan models can be swapped between sedans, the same with the sports models as well, however, a sports nose and sedan nose cannot be swapped.
Sedans subcatagory: Wagons/Vans
This is where things get really tricky. There is TONS of versions of the wagon/van. I tried my absolute best to get every version of the wagon/van. Please ignore the noses, as they are interchangeable. The doors, roof height and the windows equipped are the variations that are important. Some of these were called “Vans” because in Japan a ‘Van’ denotes purpose for work, and ‘Wagon’ denotes purpose for home/pleasure.
These featured a higher roof than standard models for more head and cargo space.
These body styles, although the same underpan and engine bay as the sedans, have a completely different body line than the Sedan style cars above. Only Noses and taillights can be swapped between sport body styles. The sedan exterior parts are not compatible.
Here we cover the basic versions of front ends available on the differing E7 models. Use this as a rough guide for identification of year and continent of origin.
These noses are not interchangeable with Sedan noses. You will see some grill and headlight swaps between the two, but requires custom fabrication and questionable taste.
Mostly just variations in taillights. My information on these are a bit blurry as the back is the least common place people take photos.
Internationally there were 9 different engines available for the E7 Chassis. However, I’m just going to focus on the most common ones. To understand chassis codes a “KE70” would have a “K” series engines.
Well, that sums up the extent of my focus. There is far more information about these cars floating around, here’s a good jump off point for you!