March 8, 2017 in banpei weekly, toyota ae86
Welcome to the seventh episode of the Banpei Weekly!
This week I have a burning AE86, tire stretching, suspicious Carina and Abunai Deka Leopard F31 for you!
First of all a short update on the AE86: it is scheduled to leave Japan on the 25th of February and arrive early April!
See all about it in the video below: Read the rest of this entry →
October 11, 2016 in carina sightings
Welcome to JDM Trivia #12 where I describe the Toyota Carina A60 history.
Carina, Corona and Celica combined
The Toyota Carina A60 started its life when Toyota decided to combine the platforms of the Corona, Carina and Celica. This delivered a floorpan that was identical for all three cars and some of the Corona and Carina body panels are even exchangeable.
Toyota Carina A60 generation
This generation of the Toyota Carina was produced between September 1981 and April 1988. For Toyota this was considered to be a very long lasting production. It obviously helped that the Carina derived van stayed into production till April 1988, but also the sedan and coupe were available till the end of 1987. Read the rest of this entry →
March 19, 2016 in auctions yahoo
Earlier this week I spotted a set of original Toyota Carina wind deflectors for sale in an auction:
They are interesting for me as these deflectors change the airflow around the windows and if you open your windows only an inch the air will be sucked from your car instead of having a big turbulence creating a racket of noise.
The deflectors weren’t entirely new and one of the rear deflectors even had a part missing: Read the rest of this entry →