Family Album Treasures: Toyota Carina ED ST-X

July 9, 2014 in Family Album Treasures

One of the nice things about the merger between the Corona and Carina lineups was that Toyota made it possible to create a better follow up on the Toyota Celica Camry: the Toyota Carina ED. So basically Toyota now offered a Corona sized car with the performance image of the Celica!
Family Album Treasures - Toyota Carina ED ST-X ST162
Today’s Family Album Treasure is one of the first generation Toyota Carina ED models: the AT160 in this case. Even better: the car pictured here is a Carina ED 1600 ST-X which means it features the 4A-GELU and makes it the model just below the Toyota Carina ED GT-R model that featured the 3S-GELU engine.
Now that’s something I would add to my Family Album any day. ;)

Found at: Minkara

Family Album Treasures: Toyota Sprinter Trueno TE47 and Isuzu 117

June 19, 2014 in Family Album Treasures

Family Album Treasures generally come with one or multiple persons standing in front of one single car. This Family Album Treasure comes with two: a Toyota Sprinter Trueno TE47 and a Isuzu 117!
Family Album Treasures: Isuzu 117 and Trueno TE47
In contrary to the Toyota in-house designed Trueno TE47 the Isuzu 117 was designed by Giorgetto Giugiaro. The Trueno TE47 is one of my all time favorite cars, however with pain in my heart I have to admit the 117 is looking a lot sleeker than the Trueno. Still the Trueno TE47 is higher on my want-list than the 117. ;)
The Trueno in the photo also features the well-known Japanese beginner driver mark, so I guess all three are late teens, early twenties. By now this photo should already be in their family album for well over thirty years!

Found at: Vitz Colors Futa

Family Album Treasures: farting a Toyota Carina AA63

February 16, 2014 in Family Album Treasures

This is probably the most awkward picture I posted so far… It is not only the farting bit but also to have to post such an uncomfortable picture with a Toyota Carina AA63:
Family Album Treasures: farting a Carina AA63
I guess this one is just a combination of bad luck and wrong timing…

Found at: Minkara

Family Album Treasures: Toyota Sprinter Trueno TE47 zokusha

January 4, 2014 in Family Album Treasures

This Toyota Sprinter Trueno TE47 was a corner case: I could have posted it on the bosozoku style blog but decided otherwise because it contained an excellent Family Album Treasure:
Family Album Treasures: Trueno TE47 zokusha
The Sprinter Trueno TE47 is actually one of my favorite cars and high on my if I ever win a million I will have to buy this car list. And it is not like it is made from unobtainium: they were sold in small numbers here in Europe. :)
The Trueno is actually owned by his buddy, hence he is not in front of the car. But there is a nice bosozoku vibe in the picture: hanging out with your gang buddies.

More interesting is what his buddy did to the Trueno TE47:
Family Album Treasures: Trueno TE47 zokusha
Overfenders and deep dished SSR Mk 1 rims at the rear. Looks like the stock Toyota fenders got some banding treatment as well.

Found at yoza1282

Family Album Treasures: Toyota Heart Project

December 1, 2013 in Family Album Treasures

I really do love the Family Album Treasures I find on sites like Minkara:
Family Album Treasures: Toyota Crown GS131
The owners stand out in front of their greatest pride. You can really see the love they have for it and sometimes they even put half their life’s worth of salary in it. ;)

Last week I found this video by Toyota about their Toyota Heart Project that consists entirely out of Family Album Treasure photos: Read the rest of this entry →