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.
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)
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.
December 14, 2011 in carina sightings
Honza (aka Gred) sent me a link earlier this week with a link to a perfect Carina TA62 coupe. Apparently it is for sale for a mere 38000 Czech Koruna (1900 US dollars) which is next to nothing for a nice example like this one!
One of the first things that I noticed is that looks like it had a recent respray that is following the OEM JDM Carina panda paint scheme.
The second thing were the, obvious, deep dished wheels. Read the rest of this entry →