Carina Sightings: Blue Carina TA60 automatic

March 31, 2010 in carina sightings by banpei


It is a bit weird to see the twin brother of my own Carina:
Blue Toyota Carina DX TA60 automatic
Blue Toyota Carina DX TA60 automatic

Yes, it looks exactly the same as mine, is an automatic, it is blue and it is located about 50 kilometers from my home! Maybe time to reunite them? :P

Blue Toyota Carina DX TA60 automatic
Blue Toyota Carina DX TA60 automatic

Not only is it blue on the outside, but it is also blue on the inside!
Trivia: the car is parked by someone not used to an automatic gearbox! The car is still in Drive! ;)

Blue Toyota Carina DX TA60 automatic
Blue Toyota Carina DX TA60 automatic

Even though it may appear as the twin brother of my Carina with the difference that it is blue (did I already mention that?) there are certainly a few other striking differences: no right side mirror (yes, not obliged in the Netherlands until 1992), no seatbelts on the back seats (clearly a Dutch model), less attrictive steel wheels (mine had gunmetal grey centercaps), front air dam and rear skirts have been painted dark, modern radio with cd player (mine still got the factory auto reverse one), no automatic antenna, 60k more kilometers (145k) and a lot of rust.

It reminds me of this blue Carina TA60 that was for sale in the Netherlands one and a half years ago: same color scheme, same options but then with a manual gearbox and 100k less kilometers.

Blue Toyota Carina DX TA60 automatic
Blue Toyota Carina DX TA60 automatic

Look at the bright side: if this car is worth 2900 euros, imagine what my less rusty Carina with more options is worth! :D

In case you are interested in the twin brother of my Carina, you can find it here:
Blue Carina DX TA60 automatic @ Autoscout24