March 28, 2013 in carina sightings
A few weeks ago I saw several photographs of the N-Style Carina AA63 by AUTOnGRAPHIC and these two are my favorites:
Photos like these are great inspiration for me and I can’t wait till the next autoshow to try out some new ideas I get from them.
Especially this one intrigues me: picture on the next page
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!
March 1, 2013 in catalogues
A couple of days ago Japanese Nostalgic Car posted (yes I do read their blog occasionally) that because of their 75th anniversary Toyota created a big family tree of all models they created. Of course I immediately looked up the third generation Carina in it:
The nice thing is that they have a fairly good description on the timelines and model and it even includes what plat produced the car. The whole Carina lineup was produced in the Tsutsumi plant. They do mention the addition of the 1C diesel, 4T-GTE and 4A-GE engines but they forgot to add them to the specification sheet.
Another fun fact is that they set the release date to a specific date and in the case of the third generation Carina it was 7th of September 1981: coincidentally my dads birthday.
Direct links to the model pages:
Carina A60 sedan (RA63/TA61/TA63/SA60/AA60)
Carina A60 coupe (RA63/TA61/TA63/SA60/AA60)
Carina A60 Surf (SA60)
Carina A60 van (TA67)
You can also view the original/initial catalogs, but later ones are not included. Links to the catalogs:
Carina A60 sedan and coupe (September 1981)
Carina A60 Surf (February 1982)
Carina A67 van (September 1981)
If you really want to reverse engineer you can actually access the scanned pages of the catalogs directly. These are the first page and last page of the first catalog.
BTW: I just realized the old site got broken after the server upgrade a few months ago and the old content has disappeared. I’ll see if I can fix that.
November 21, 2012 in carina sightings
Thanks to GRED for the excellent tip on Team Zlay as the owner of this Mello Yello Carina GT-R AA63!
I’ve been browsing through their timeline and boy did I see some awesome pictures in there! I’ll post some excellent material on bosozokustyle.com later this week!
So enjoy this gallery with all pictures I could find of the Yello Mello:
I will add more when I find additional pictures on their timeline.
November 17, 2012 in carina sightings
People knowing me well enough also know I love kaido racers/zokushas and all sorts of other bizarre creation from Japan. So I actually was quite happy to see this in one of the kaido racer videos:
Yes, that is indeed a yellow Carina AA63 with (fake?) oil cooiler up front and lowered on a set of SSR Mk II rims (or are those Techno Shadows? Can’t see it too clearly!).
It even gives a good welcome when arriving at the spot by doing a bit of revving: Read the rest of this entry →