Carina Sightings: Hungarian GA62

July 25, 2012 in carina sightings

A few weeks back I found a video of a Carina TA62 on Youtube where it stated that it had received a 1G-E swap so I got interested in the project, especially as it is an Hungarian project.
1G-E powered Carina GA60
So I commented on the video and received an email from the owner with links to these photos.

For the record this is the video and it is a bit hard to see: Read the rest of this entry →

Carina Sightings: Czech TA62 coupe for sale!

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!
Czech Carina TA62 coupe
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 →

Carina Sightings: stolen Carina Coupe TA62

August 24, 2011 in carina sightings


This Carina Sightings is actually a very sad posting: I received an email from Arpad that he bought >AndrewGL’s Carina Coupe TA62 and that he was very happy with it…until someone stole it a couple of days ago! :(

This is how the Carina looked before it got stolen:
Carina Coupe TA62
Carina Coupe TA62

The thief was well prepared: they car was immobilized by removing the battery. Unfortunately that didn’t stop them.

Carina Coupe TA62
Carina Coupe TA62

The car is quite distinct: it is in the unusual brown/gold color (I guess 4A8), got a factory sunroof (rare!) and it features the deeper dished 14 inch Celica Supra wheels.

Carina Coupe TA62
Carina Coupe TA62

The engine is the 1.8 liter 3T and gearbox a T50.

Carina Coupe TA62
Carina Coupe TA62

The car was stolen last Thursday (18th August 2011) on the Mohai Ășt in Budapest.
If you have seen this car, recognize parts of it or want to verify the VIN: please let me know and I’ll pass on the info to Arpad!

Carina Sightings: Carina TA62 Coupe in Czech republic

June 3, 2009 in carina sightings

Today 86ers.org posted about the Czech duo Franz & Tonda. Franz & Tonda have a nice garage full of old JDM tin, like a Corolla TE71, a (almost deteriorated) AE86, a 280ZX, a Toyota MR2, a widebody Mitsubishi Starion and a TA62 Carina Coupe! :)

Carina Coupe TA62 owned by Franz & Tonda
Carina Coupe TA62 owned by Franz & Tonda

It turns out to be a familiar Carina for me: Franz already visited AEU86 in the past!

Carina Coupe TA62 owned by Franz & Tonda
Carina Coupe TA62 owned by Franz & Tonda

From the pictures the Carina still looks very nice, but if I understood Franz correctly the bottom is very very rusted and the interior is not too wel either. I really hope Franz and Tonda have time to restore the TA62 and stop its deterioration!

Carina Coupe TA62 owned by Franz & Tonda
Carina Coupe TA62 owned by Franz & Tonda

As you can see from the stance of the rear wheels the TA62 has the same live axle as the TA60 (and the AE86) and does not feature the IRS as found on the TA63 or AA63 (Japanese GT models). Nevertheless it would look pretty wild with some deep dish Hayashi Streets on it! :)

Single carb 3T engine
Single carb 3T engine

From the pictures of the engine I can see it has a single carburetor so it is featuring the 1.8 3T. Basically the same engine as the 2T in my Carina, but then with 0.2 liter more displacement than mine. Also a 3TC has a dual carb setup, so that difference is easy to spot. ;)

If you are curious to the other cars of their collection, you can find them here:
86ers visit to Franz and Tonda