I have had my Starlet for 14 years and now, sadly I must part with it. I t has been garaged for about 3-4 years. This would make an excellent project car as there are no major problems. Starlet GT Turbo (1993 L reg).
If I remember correctly he only found the damage when they started stripping it for paint (he was only spraying the bumpers and lower panels). Wasn't bad enough to affect the daily driving of the car but being structural, it may not have held up in an impact.
It bothered him that much he broke the car rather than risk putting anyone in danger.
Fairly certain it was drivers side chassis rail/strut mounting that was the issue but he can confirm next time he's on.
It was when he took the bumper off to fit a front mount he noticed it I think from memory
Yea driver side chassis had took a knock to the front and it effectively weakened the leg area to warrant breaking it
He had it a brave while and it sailed the mot every year