Interest in the Toyota Starlet began after rolling the Mitsubishi Starion down to the 2005 Japanese Classic Car Show. Seeing a few restified examples of the mighty KP61 on the lawn, followed by a stripped out Starlet junkyard reminder had the hatchback added to the car want list. The 1982 Starlet seen here was found in the local Recycler, and purchased for a cash price of 300 dollars. A ride over on a bicycle with cash in pocket, a walk back to the car from the parts house with an econo-battery, and the Starlet was driving home to Montrose with bike in hatch. The Starlet is shown here a few years back in Huntington Beach, California wearing a set of junkyard-scrounged 13-inch US INDY slot mags. These wheels were rescued on half-price day from a ’70s Toyota Corolla SR5 liftback. As the Starlet currently serves as Clunkbucket official transport, stay tuned for all manner of maintenance, restoration, and performance-oriented mayhem featuring the Starlet as an economical model.