Sorry looking TA60 Carina

February 4, 2009 in Carina sightings

I found this sorry looking Carina during lunchbreak…

sorry looking Carina TA60
Bumper appear to be from some other car than the Carina. Same goes for the lights but those are probably not alighned properly due to the bumper and hood. Perhaps a parking incident? :P

sorry looking Carina TA60
Big dent with rust on left front fender.

sorry looking Carina TA60
Interior appears to be present for only 60%

I think I saw the Corona in the photobucket account somewhere else, but I can’t remember where… If I can find it I will definitely post it here.

You can find more pictures here:

http://s40.photobucket.com/albums/e243/Leofred2000/

Toyota Carina DX TA60 for sale in Holland

October 19, 2008 in toyota carina

I saw this immaculate blue Toyota Carina DX TA60 for sale earlier this week on Marktplaats. I decided to put it up here because it is in mint condition!!

Just have a look how clean this Carina is:
Front view of the immaculate blue Toyota Carina DX TA60 for sale on Marktplaats
Rear view of the immaculate blue Toyota Carina DX TA60 for sale on Marktplaats
This Carina only drove 37000 kilometers, so it is not surprisingly this car is in such good condition! Only the rims are the ugly factory rims… But a set of Celica Supra rims would solve than immediately. ;)

Same goes for the interior of the car:
Blue interior frontside Toyota Carina DX TA60 for sale on Marktplaats
Blue interior rear Toyota Carina DX TA60 for sale on Marktplaats
Amazing! It is cleaner than my Carina!! It only lacks seatbelts in the rear of the car, otherwise I would that given it a thought upon swapping the car for mine! :)

Only the price is a bit steep: 4000 euros!

Anyone wants to buy mine for 4500 euros then?? It’s got Celica Supra rims and rear seatbelts, so it is definitely worth more than this one! :P

Carina sightings: Austrian Carina GL on Flickr

July 23, 2008 in carina sightings

I found this Carina GL TA60 on Flickr and I suspect it is from Austria. I really like the coloring by the photographer and I think it is called Fuji Colorshift (it is in an album called like that).
Nice colored Austrian Carina GL

Apparently the GL had a better trim than the DX: it features a backseat with raised headrests instead of the flat backseat my DX has…
Carina GL with more expensive back seat

Perhaps I should look for a GL backseat in Austria then! :)

TA40 pedalbox arrived!

February 27, 2008 in ta60

The TA40 pedalbox has arrived yesterday!

TA40 pedals

Unfortunately Mark totalled his TA40 and a lot of parts were salvagable. Lucky for me the pedalbox, master break and clutch cylinders were in perfect condition!

I bought the set because when converting from auto I’m in need of a clutch pedal. Since the TA40 and TA60 have the same bottom the pedalbox should be a perfect fit!

Thanks again for going through all trouble Mark!

Konis installed on Carina

January 18, 2008 in ta60

Yesterday my neighbor finally installed the Konis on the Carina. Normally I would have done it myself, but since I currently rather spend half a day with Olivér than with Carina I chose to pay my neighbor for it.

Unfortunately, apart from the supplier, it took him a lot longer than expected to find the time to do it.

Anyway, took the Carina for a quick spin yesterday and I found the front a lot better than before! Even before the right shock was broken the car already felt like I was riding a boat. Now it feels quite firm when weight-shifting the car (normal traction ws, not to be confused with ws for drifting :P ) and doing an emergency brake won’t make the front eat the tarmac anymore.

I’m very happy with them and can’t wait till we try some konis on the rear axle! :)