Carina Sightings: AA63 with a flipfront hood!

September 30, 2013 in Carina sightings

This Toyota Carina AA63 GT-R was actually a corner case: either post it in Carina Sightings or in WTF?!
Toyota Carina AA63 flipfront hood
At first glance the car lowered significantly, features a set of Work Excel rims, rollcage and bucketseats have been installed and the grille is missing. But what is so special about this Carina?

Just have a look at the way the hood opens: Read the rest of this entry →

WTF: Skyline VBC211 police van

September 18, 2013 in WTF

Now this is not so special if you actually would have lived in Japan during the 80s, but given the sight of this VBC211 police van I really envy the Japanese:
WTF: Skyline VBC211 police van
Why didn’t our police officers drive such awesome patrol cars? ;)

Found at Love van life

WTF: Celica Supra MA61 cabrio

July 14, 2013 in wtf

I have seen a couple of topless Toyota Celica AA63 before, but never a Celica Supra mark II. That was until now…
WTF: Toyota Celica Supra MA62 cabrio
Yes, someone chopped off the roof of this Celcia Supra MA61. Or even better: someone did this professionally!

Now the most interesting part of this car is the rear: Read the rest of this entry →

WTF: Nissan Pulsar N11 Sports-matic gear shifter

June 6, 2013 in WTF, wtf

I accidentally posted this as a blog post earlier this week while it was meant as a linkdump saved as a draft. Probably I pressed the publish button instead of draft…

Anyway, I had a bit WTF when I spotted the automatic gearshift lever in this picture:
WTF Nissan Pulsar N11
Taken from the brochure of the N11 Pulsar (aka the Datsun/Nissan Cherry here in Europe) and it states something about this being a Sports-matic mechanical auto gearbox with an electro magnetically operated clutch. You are supposed to put it in L for the first (low gear), then D for drive (up to 80km/h) as the second gear and OD (overdrive) for the top gear. Do you still get it? I don’t and that’s probably also the reason this ingenious gearshifter never made it past the N11 Pulsar. ;)

This is what the N11 Pulsar looks like as a coupe: Read the rest of this entry →

WTF: New body panels for the AE86!

March 26, 2013 in WTF

This is excellent news for the three door (aka hatchback) AE86 owners: Impulse AE86 started manufacturing new back panels for the three door AE86!
Impulse AE86 new 3 door back panel
Just imagine the work and effort they put into this product to reverse engineer a 30 year old complex panel like this and make it 100% identical!

In this video you can watch the actual pressing of the new panels: video on the next page