Auction cars, Gamera, E-AE86, Tsuchiya drives a Levin [Episode 4]

January 28, 2017 in what did i watch this week

We’re already at the fourth episode of What Did I Watch This Week! This week we have seven videos in total: Auction cars, Gamera, electric AE86 and Keiichi Tsuchiya drives a Levin!
What did I watch this week Episode 4

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Japanese rustoseums (part fourtytwo)

June 10, 2013 in carina sightings, rustoseums

Now this is a sad case as this Carina is not rusting…
Japanese Rustoseums Toyota Carina AA63
yet…

You can clearly see some foliage growing out of the car where ever the plants can make their way to a more sunny spot, so why not just take the hole in the transmission tunnel as the quickest way out? Read the rest of this entry →

Carina Sightings: Carina 1UZ build timelapse video

February 15, 2012 in carina sightings

We all love timelapse videos, especially if you can see something built from the ground up!
Carina Sightings 1UZ timelapse video
In this timelapse video an New Zealand Carina GT Turbo TA63 gets its engine bay stripped and its four cylinder 3T-GTE turbo replaced by a supercharged V8 1UZ-FE! Read the rest of this entry →

WTF: Drop a 1UZ-FZE SC in a Celica XX GZ61

October 6, 2011 in WTF

What is even more impressive than the Motorfix 1UZ (with ITBs) powered UZE70 Corolla? A supercharged 1UZ Celica XX GA61 (aka the Celica Supra mk.2) with its supercharger sticking out of the bonnet in Mad Max style!

Spotted by 28865737ADEK HistoriX Japan 2011

Carina Sightings: Carina AA63 4AGZE Supercharged Sedan

April 8, 2009 in carina sightings

Some time ago I came across a gallery on photos.yahoo.co.jp with this very nice supercharged Carina GTR sedan:
Carina AA63 4AGZE Supercharged Sedan
Carina AA63 4AGZE Supercharged Sedan

Unfortunately there is not much info within this gallery, so we can only do guesswork here!

At least the car got a really nice old school Toyota decal on the bonnet! I still can’t understand why Toyota swapped this logo for the current one: it looks much better than the old one! (Of course I do know why… 😉 )

Nice lip! I still need to mount mine, so I hope mine will look just as great as this one! 😉

Great stance on this Carina AA63
Great stance on this Carina AA63

The stance of this Carina is just perfect: lowered just enough with just enough camber on the front! (rear goes automatically with lowering)

The car is pretty beaten up so I recon it is being used/abused often:
Used/abused front of the Carina AA63
Used/abused front of the Carina

And it is also very rusted:
Rusted trunk under the Carina GTR logo
Rusted trunk under the GTR logo

I think this describes the state of the body pretty much.

But this makes everything right I guess:
4AGZE in the enginebay of a Carina AA63
4AGZE in the enginebay

The 4AGZE supercharger swap should be quite streightforward, just like on the AE86: supercharger flow is rerouted to the front and pushes the air through the front mounted intercooler.

There is no cage installed so it wasn’t used as a track or drift car, so this car should have seen a lot of action on the roads instead. Could be a touge drifter or maybe a drag racer?

Eventough this Carina is probably rusted through badly I would swap it for mine anytime! 😉

If you want to view all pictures, you can find the gallery here:
Gallery of the supercharged Carina GTR AA63

It can be yours: Toyota Comfort GT-Z

February 26, 2009 in It can be yours

Some time ago I wrote about the Toyota Comfort GT-Z being an ideal family car. Also Mike Garrett wrote about the Toyota Comfort GT-Z on Speedhunters last week. Well, it can be yours because there are two for sale on Goo-Net!

Toyota Comfort GT-Z on Goo-net
Toyota Comfort GT-Z on Goo-net

For only 12500 euros this baby is yours! May sound like much, but this GT-Z only drove customers (if it has seen customers at all!) 43000 kilometers, so that’s practically nothing! And it is one of 59! Absolutely unique! 🙂

However… Unique? What about this then?
Toyota Comfort GT-Z on Goo-net
Toyota Comfort GT-Z on Goo-net

Another GT-Z for sale??
And it is cheaper than the other one: only 11800 euros for a car that only drove 46000 kilometers! Sounds like a bargain! 🙂

Both cars have the same color (navy), still have the stock bodykit and RS Wantanabes and imagine: both can be obtained for the same amount of money as you would normally spend on a Toyota Corolla AE86 in the same state with the same mileage! Think about it: this car has serious potential (3SGTE anybody?) and there is nothing like it anywhere in the world! Except Japan of course…

You can find the cars here:
Toyota Comfort GT-Z #1
Toyota Comfort GT-Z #2