JCS2011: Super rare Carina hardtop coupe TA17!

JCS2011: Super rare Carina hardtop coupe TA17!


This posting had a high Sonny Chiba feeling: this restored Carina hardtop coupe TA17 is exactly the same model as Sonny Chiba used in the famous commercial!
Toyota Carina hardtop coupe TA17 @ JCS2011
Toyota Carina hardtop coupe TA17 @ JCS2011

The owner and his buddies came all the way from Finland to the Goodwood Festival of Speed and inbetween they stopped by at the JCS2011!

Just look at how beautiful those tail lights are sunken deeply into the bodywork!
Toyota Carina hardtop coupe TA17 @ JCS2011
Toyota Carina hardtop coupe TA17 @ JCS2011

Also imagine what potential watertrap that could be!

Toyota Carina hardtop coupe TA17 @ JCS2011
Toyota Carina hardtop coupe TA17 @ JCS2011

The Carina TA17 hardtop coupe has been imported from Japan and it, as the owner described it, is his dreamcar and he simply had to. He does own another 10 Toyotas from which 3 are Carina TA14s.

Last but not least: this is how great fender mirrors are:
Toyota Carina hardtop coupe TA17 @ JCS2011
Toyota Carina hardtop coupe TA17 @ JCS2011

A very high coolness factor but a limited angle of view…


3 Replies to “JCS2011: Super rare Carina hardtop coupe TA17!”

  1. Man, this shape is so cool! 70’s were great for these little japanese coupes including of course the GTO, Celica and SR coupe, and i suppose you can count the 240/60/80Z’s but they were a bit longer in length.

  2. Thank you. It´s nice to hear that someone else likes it also. It was a really awesome trip, no problems. Nice people, great scenaries, awesome events. It was first longer roadtrip for me and my HT, but I really hope this wasn´t last time.

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