October 11, 2016 in carina sightings by banpei
Welcome to JDM Trivia #12 where I describe the Toyota Carina A60 history.
Carina, Corona and Celica combined
The Toyota Carina A60 started its life when Toyota decided to combine the platforms of the Corona, Carina and Celica. This delivered a floorpan that was identical for all three cars and some of the Corona and Carina body panels are even exchangeable.
Toyota Carina A60 generation
This generation of the Toyota Carina was produced between September 1981 and April 1988. For Toyota this was considered to be a very long lasting production. It obviously helped that the Carina derived van stayed into production till April 1988, but also the sedan and coupe were available till the end of 1987. Read the rest of this entry →
December 12, 2015 in carina sightings by banpei
Carina Sightings: Brazilian Carina CA67V
If you expected the JDM Trivia #3: I’m sorry but this week was one where I stressed out too much and I simply haven’t had the time to narrate the JDM Trivia #3 yet. Will come in a couple of days… 😉
So instead I have found something way better: the only Toyota Carina CA67V in Brazil just got featured by Jason Torchinsky’s Brazilian counterpart who is named Renato Bellote:
It is great to see someone bought it who appreciates it, added JDM fender mirrors, the Japanese rising sun on the fuel filler cap, a set of deep dished Centerline rims and a set of mudflaps. I think the (new) owner is actually driving the Carina at 8:05 in the video.
Garagem do Bellote
Even though my stepmother is Brazilian I can’t understand the language very well. To be honest: I understand more from the average Japanese Best Motoring video than all the things Renato Bellote said about this Toyota Carina CA67V van. What I do get is that the shows name Garagem do Bellote means Bellote’s Garage.
You can watch the video below: Read the rest of this entry →
November 16, 2015 in carina sightings by banpei
I just found this mad Toyota Carina AA63 with an awesome set of gauges stacked on the dash:
It has an oil temperature gauge, oil pressure gauge, water temperature gauge, negative pressure (?) and an exhaust gas temperature gauge.
The handiwork started off by re-trimming the original dash with leatherette: Read the rest of this entry →
October 29, 2015 in carina sightings by banpei
Ka Ko posts clips from various Hot Version videos regularly and yesterday he posted up a short clip of a turbocharged Toyota Carina AA63 versus a Toyota Corolla AE92 sedan.
The Carina is wrongly placed as the T15/T16 in the description but in reality it is a resprayed Toyota Carina AA63. Also don’t get fooled over that 4A-GZE that got swapped in from an AE92: it is actually turbocharged! Another way to get a twin cam turbo in a Carina!
The comparison between the two is made by driving them as fast as possible on the Ebisu track: Read the rest of this entry →
October 3, 2015 in carina sightings by banpei
I stumbled upon this awesome red Toyota Carina GT-R AA63 on widened steel rims with stretched tires:
One of the differences between the Carina GT and GT-R was the lack of alloys, or better: cool looking steel rims that were too narrow (5.5J I think).
This GT-R swapped its alloys for the GT items instead:
I keep forgetting that when widened the steel rims also look awesome.
Also notice the flashlight creating a white pinstripe suggestion in the first photo. Perhaps I should do a similar black pinstripe to my Carina? A cool and simple touch that makes the car look way nicer!
September 15, 2015 in carina sightings by banpei
This morning I opened up Feedly and to my surprise the number one article was about this Toyota Carina GT-R AA63 at Nikko Circuit:
Dino Dale Carbonare spotted it at the Black Mark Day at Nikko Circuit and it really is an awesome car. The car is mostly stock except for the lowering springs and slightly rolled fenders. The black painted Techno Phantoms really suit the original dark grey Carina paint.
I am a big fan of Dino’s photography and lucky enough I was treated by photos like this one:
If you want to read more about this amazing Carina or see more beautiful photos, hop over to Speedhunters:
Toyota Carina GT-R Made to Drift @ Speedhunters