November 23, 2013 in Carina sightings
Sorry to share it this late, but I only just spotted the Flipfront hood Carina AA63 for sale and the auction ends in the next 18 hours! So be quick!
Even though it now features deep dished RS Watanabe rims instead of the even more rare Work Excel rims it is the same. Also the cancellation of the rear door handles makes it clear they are the same!
This photo really gives a good view on how the flipfront hood has been mounted: Read the rest of this entry →
May 16, 2013 in AE86 Trivia, AE86 Trivia, auctions yahoo
Disclaimer: I’m not selling this! I posted this because it MAY interest someone as it is a super rare object. Don’t ask me any questions regarding the object as I do not own it!
If anyone has 40000 yen spare (roughly about 300 euro) you can buy an original Black Limited gauge cluster for your AE86:
Four hundred Black Limited cars were made and one of the distinguishing items on the car was an orange gauge cluster. So if you are building your own Black Limited copy you can make it a bit more genuine by buying this cluster. A whole lot better than making your own using an orange marker on your original cluster…
On a sidenote: I missed this one in the AE86 Trivia about the various gauge clusters, so I’ll add this one later on.
You can find the auction here:
Black Limited AE86 gauge cluster for sale at Auctions Yahoo.
If you need any help buying and importing this cluster to your country, you can use companies like Hayatonka to get them for you. Be aware that the total price can be a bit more than the 300 euros price of the auction.
March 4, 2013 in carina sightings
My heart skipped a beat when I saw this beautiful yellow Carina GT AA63 for sale on Auctions Yahoo:
It looked so perfect, immaculate and I just wished I had the money to buy it and ship it to the other side of this planet. But this picture gets even better if you squint your eyes!
So when I translated the auction it stated this at the bottom:
Please stop the questions in English. We will not ship internationally, thank you.
Normally that is not a real problem if you use a man-in-the-middle like Hayatonka, so actually you can still consider it for sale!
Anyway, the strange thing about this car is that it is actually a late GT: more pictures on the next page!
January 28, 2013 in reverse fetish
I’ve posted up a couple of reverse fetishes so far and I even posted an AE86 Gauge cluster before (which was wrongly indicated as EUDM). Japanese like overseas stuff like the Datsun 240K badges or Renault 5 Turbos. So not surprisingly this USDM AE86 Gauge cluster from a US Toyota Corolla GT-S AE86 is currently picking up some serious money on Auctions Yahoo:
It is functional, its speedo goes all the way up to 150mph (240km/h) and it is mirrored in layout. Can you guess what the current price is???
price, pictures and auction link on the next page
August 23, 2012 in auctions yahoo
Today my RSS feed reader provided me two new lots on Auctions Yahoo and in this case it were two kouki (late type) tail lights for the Carina sedan sold for left and right seperately:
The red line under the tail light was only available on the GT, GT-R, GT-T and GT-TR Carina models.
The auctions start at 5800 yen (roughly 58 euros or 74 US dollar) which a fair price for these tail lights in an (almost) immaculate condition! It is easy to get these items through man-in-the-middle companies like Hayatonka.
(do take into account local transportation costs, handling fees and shipping to your doorstep may increase the price dramatically!)
The auctions can be found here:
left Carina GT-R AA63 tail light
right Carina GT-R AA63 tail light