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Carina’s at Serialnumberplate.com

January 31, 2009 in toyota carina by banpei

I found this site of someone collecting VIN numbers (also called serialnumbers) of cars. He/she collects the plates and makes photos of them. Incidentally there are also photos of the body of the car. Lucky enough there are a lot for the Carina A6:
Toyota Carina AA60 (3A-U) Wreck
Toyota Carina AA60 (3A-U) Wreck

Toyota Carina AA60 (3A-U) Wreck
Toyota Carina AA60 (3A-U) Wreck

Toyota Carina CA67 (1C) van wreck
Toyota Carina CA67 (1C) van wreck

As you can see: all of them are wrecks on a junkyard. To be more precise: I suspect a Russian junkyard. ;)
A lot of the VIN plates in his/her collection are either JDM (E in front of of the modelnumber). For instance the two AA60s are both JDM cars, while the CA67 van is European (N in front of the modelnumber).

Some other interesting cars (with pictures!):
Nissan Skyline R30s (in serial numbers gallery also a R33!)
Nissan Cedrics
1981 Mazda Cosmo
Some X70 Toyota Cresta’s
and last but not least:
Two JDM Crowns

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Toyota Corolla Levin AE92 bumper on Toyota Carina A6

January 14, 2009 in toyota carina by banpei

I was always wondering about the modern bumpers featuring several Carina’s I saw in the past, just like this one posted by bippu4life:
TS-Factory TA63
The TS-Factory Toyota Carina TA63

At first I thought it was an aftermarket bumper based upon the kouki Corolla Levin AE86. But in the picture it states that it is an AE92 bumper. Well, I just came across this ad on auctions.yahoo.co.jp selling an Corolla Levin AE92 bumper for an Carina AA63:

Toyota Corolla Levin AE92 bumper

I know it must be a Levin bumper because the license plate fits on the grille itself an the Trueno bumper has its emblem over there. And the shape tells me it is a Zenki Levin bumper. It’s a pity both the Levin and Trueno AE92 were never delivered in Europe. The width of the Carina A6 is 1650mm (all models) while the Corolla E9 is 1655mm (all models). That means every E9 bumper will fit, so I’m not limited to the Levin and Trueno bumpers. :)

I don’t really like the normal Corolla E9, but I do like the bumper of the European variant of the JDM Sprinter E9:
Toyota Corolla E9 Liftback (toyota sprinter E9 in Japan)
European Toyota Corolla E9 Liftback (Toyota Sprinter E9 in Japan)

Now I need to find out what GX70 bumper is used on the rear. ;)

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Second Japanese national A60 & T140 meeting

October 27, 2008 in toyota carina by banpei

I already posted some pics about this event some time ago, but on the 1st of June 2008 the second national A60 & T140 meeting was held at Mount Fuji. I just found a webpage with a large gallery of this great event! :)

To give another impression of the meeting:
Overview of the second national Toyota Carina A60 & Corona T140 meeting on mount Fuji
Great to see so many Toyota Carina/Celica A60s and Corona T140s. Somehow I get the impression that white was a very popular color in the early 80s. ;)

Of course my favorite Carina SA60 Firevan was present:
Carina SA60 firevan on second national Toyota Carina A60 & Corona T140 meeting on mount Fuji
Carina SA60 firevan on second national Toyota Carina A60 & Corona T140 meeting on mount Fuji

And this yellow TA63 Carina sedan is also one of my favorites:
Yellow Carina TA63 sedan on second national Toyota Carina A60 & Corona T140 meeting on mount Fuji
Yellow Carina TA63 sedan on second national Toyota Carina A60 & Corona T140 meeting on mount Fuji

See more pictures here:

http://www.geocities.jp/dai63butai/index-005.html

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Toyota Carina DX TA60 for sale in Holland

October 19, 2008 in toyota carina by banpei

I saw this immaculate blue Toyota Carina DX TA60 for sale earlier this week on Marktplaats. I decided to put it up here because it is in mint condition!!

Just have a look how clean this Carina is:
Front view of the immaculate blue Toyota Carina DX TA60 for sale on Marktplaats
Rear view of the immaculate blue Toyota Carina DX TA60 for sale on Marktplaats
This Carina only drove 37000 kilometers, so it is not surprisingly this car is in such good condition! Only the rims are the ugly factory rims… But a set of Celica Supra rims would solve than immediately. ;)

Same goes for the interior of the car:
Blue interior frontside Toyota Carina DX TA60 for sale on Marktplaats
Blue interior rear Toyota Carina DX TA60 for sale on Marktplaats
Amazing! It is cleaner than my Carina!! It only lacks seatbelts in the rear of the car, otherwise I would that given it a thought upon swapping the car for mine! :)

Only the price is a bit steep: 4000 euros!

Anyone wants to buy mine for 4500 euros then?? It’s got Celica Supra rims and rear seatbelts, so it is definitely worth more than this one! :P

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Oldskool sticker tuning on AA63 Carina

August 14, 2008 in toyota carina by banpei

I found this enginebay image on a carprofile at Minkara:
Oldskool sticker tuning

The car itself is an AA63 Carina with an almost stock 4AGE in it, nothing fancy at all. However, as you can see all stickers are on the inside of the enginebay and not on the outside of the car, like for instance on the fender as it is done a lot nowadays. Must probably be the influence of examples taken from movies like The Fast and The Furious…

This car profile is of an owner who at least owns the car since the early 90s and these stickers look like they are from that era as well. Look at the Option sticker: it’s from before they started doing videos as well! So I assume this is really oldskool sticker tuning! ;)