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Carina Sightings: Carina CA67V in Garagem do Bellote

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:
Carina Sightings: Carina CA67V Garagem do 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.

Video

You can watch the video below: Read the rest of this entry →

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Carina Sightings: mad Carina AA63 with gauges

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:
Carina Sightings - Carina AA63 with mad gauges
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 →

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Carina Sightings: turbocharged Toyota Carina AA63 in Hot Version 33

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.
Toyota Carina AA63
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 →

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Carina Sightings: Toyota Carina GT-R AA63 on wide steel rims

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:
Toyota Carina GT AA63 on wide steel rims
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:
Carina widened steel rims
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!

Via Minkara

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Carina Sightings: Rare Toyota Carina GT-R AA63 at Nikko Circuit

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:
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:
Toyota Carina GT-R AA63 at Nikko Circuit

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

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Carina Sightings: Toyota Carina ST at Paris-Dakar

February 21, 2015 in carina sightings by banpei

Almost seven years ago I posted about Masaru Kubota’s and Masahiro Uchida’s Toyota Carina ST joining the Paris-Dakar rally in 1982 and 1983 and today I stumbled upon this amazing photo of the very same Carina:
Carina Sightings: Masaru Kubota Toyota Carina ST AA60 Paris Dakar
To be honest: I’m speechless here. So much awesomeness being pushed out of that boxy four door sedan by team ACP!

I think the photo is part of an unknown Toyota and/or Carina brochure as it states “…across the burning sands of the Sahara…” and underneath that “turn to center pages”. This indicates there are some center pages (brochures?) with more of this. I hope I will somehow uncover this in the future.