Carina Sightings: Rare 3S-GE powered TA63

May 2, 2012 in carina sightings by banpei

Apparently this year I was the only one with a RWD Carina at the Japanese Autosport Festival, so time to take a small break with a regular!

Derek from mz12gt.com sent me this Carina TA63 sedan that is for sale at Toymods:
Carina TA63 with 3SGE swap
The wheels fitted are Western Hurricane and a lot of modifications have been made to the chassis as well.

This is a picture shortly after it had been painted:
Carina TA63 with 3SGE swap
And it doesn’t look too shabby for a DIY job! :)

3S-GE always makes me hope for a blacktop beams swap, but this one has been fitted with a first generation 3S-GE:
Carina TA63 with 3SGE swap
Still the original first gen 3G-GE 160hp (186Nm torque) engine should be very capable for replacing the original 3T-GTE and this one even has been rebuilt with oversized pistons, a light head skim of 1mm and fitted with a set of ITBs.

The only problem with it: its price is $9000 AUD ($9300 USD) and this 1985 Carina is located in Queensland Australia, so keep on dreaming if you are from anywhere outside the southern hemisphere!