This Carina Jeune was covered by Tonken TV and he decided to ask the owner to show his car as he thought it looked gorgeous. At first, I thought it was a bog standard Carina SG AA60, but I was very wrong! The more I watched this video, the more convinced I got I had seen it before. Let me explain why!
Where did I see this Carina Jeune before?
From the front of the car, you can’t suspect much. It has the standard Carina bumper with two yellow fog lights. But I already thought it fitted not that well. Then I found the interior in a non-standard Carina light shade of brown. When mr. Tonken moved to the rear I had to gasp for air: the rear bumper featured four holes! This wasn’t an ordinary Carina SG, but actually a Carina SG Jeune! Then it all fitted: a four-speed manual, a light brown interior and those fender mirrors…
So I looked on my blog to see the Carina SG Jeune I featured over 11 years ago. The same fabric, the same fender mirrors, the same sticker on the right tail light, the same stickers in the engine bay and even the battery appears to be the exact same one. I have to conclude these two cars are actually one and the same!
What did change ?
So what has changed in those 11 years? First of all the car has been repainted in a dark red color. The front bumper has been replaced by a standard Carina bumper. Also, the steel wheels with polyurethane wheel covers have been replaced by a set of SSR Formula Mesh Reverse. Oh and also about 60,000 kilometres has been driven with this car since then.
And what just happened there at 8:45? Mr. Tonken asks himself whether Kamen rider is passing by in an RX3?
No, it is not. It’s actually Ultraman and Ultraman has a link with Mazda rotary cars: the second Ultraman series featured a Mazda Cosmo as the car for the MAT team.
Big thank you to Tonken TV for picking this Carina out of the crowd to learn more about it. If he wouldn’t have liked the colour, I’d probably never seen this car a second time!