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
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:
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.
February 1, 2015 in carina sightings by banpei
Finding an immaculate Toyota Carina TA61 GT like this is almost as good as eating a Magnum icecream: you have to make choices in life what’s important and what’s not…
This Carina GT was sold in december 1981 which makes it one of the earliest GT models of the Carina as the new A60 series only was for sale starting in September.
This well preserved 112000 kilometer example really breathes the 1981 era well: it has tweed seats, fender mounted mirrors and wind deflectors at the front.
It is almost immaculate: the plastic trim next to rear door is showing a bit of wear. Read the rest of this entry →