Last week Tulio Inoue contacted me that he found the only Carina in Brazil. Of course I was anxious, opened the link and found this beautiful Carina Van SG:
This Carina only travelled 120000 kilometers so far and is almost like new!
Tulio told me this is most probably the only Carina in Brazil as up till the 90s import cars were forbidden unless you were a diplomat and imported the car yourself. Probably a Japanese diplomat imported this car, perhaps as a vehicle for the embassy?
The engine is the trusty 1C diesel engine. Back in 1981 it was a revolutionary design and praised for its effectiveness and consumption. Compared to the older 2.4 litre 2L engine (featured in the Crown) it performed almost equal with half a litre capacity less!
In the advertisement I followed the link to the garage on Google maps, switched to Google Streetview and was surprised to find it parked in front of the garage on Streetview as well!
There is only one drawback of this Carina: it is prices 50000 Real which roughly adds up to 25000 US dollar! If you are still interested, this is the auction link: Carina Van SG diesel
Big thanks to Thulio for sharing this!