Some time ago somebody forwarded me the Carina TA60 owned by Premium Shitbox on Instagram. I really love the way they fixed up the Carina and lowered it.
They picked up this bone stock 1982 Toyota Carina DX TA60 in Germany. Apart from the body colour, this Carina is 100% the same as mine: same brown/tan interior, seatbelts on all five seating positions and an A40 automatic gearbox.
My Toyota Carina TA60 isn’t unique by itself. But over the years I have tweaked it a bit to my own liking by adding fog lights at the front, 15 inch Celica Supra rims all around and a few more bits and pieces as well. I was browsing earlier today through some photos taken by Eelco at the Japan Classic Sunday 2023 earlier this year. All of a sudden I spotted my very own Carina TA60, but then in blue instead of white!
I have always fancied the Toyota Corolla AE86 or Toyota Celica Supra seats as they are quite comfortable for OEM factory seats and still give enough support at the thighs and back when cornering.
In contrast the OEM Toyota Carina TA60 seats feels more like sitting on a buck of a carriage: too high and no support to be expected from any side. I regularly bumped by head against the ceiling if I took a speedbump too fast.
You probably get what I mean if you compare the two different seats with each other: Continue reading
Yesterday I received some goodies from the US for my Toyota Carina TA60:
A set of camberplates and a full set of Prothane AE86 poly bushes.
I’ll trial fit the poly bushes to see which ones match and which ones don’t. I’ll probably end up with half the set used and some that don’t fit at all but at least this way I know which ones to hunt for somewhere else.
I made a tough decision last Monday: my Carina is for sale!
The reason why? Well I got an offer for a (project) car that I can’t refuse. 😉
My goal is to sell the whole as one lot, but if some buyer decides not to buy all the parts/JDM stuff I’ll put that here for sale seperately. So what does the whole package include?
Toyota Carina 1.6 DX TA60 Automatic
Built: 1982 (July)
Color: white (cream)
Mileage: 91874 km
Interior: black/cream white
The Carina has always had its checkups at a Toyota dealer and looks great for its age, but naturally there are some small points of attention: white stains on the windshield (outside viewing range so no MOT problem), rust on C-pilar near the left rear door, small parking dent on the right rear door but there is no scratch in the paint (some unknown person bumped into mine on a parkinglot and left without leaving a note).
The car has APK (Dutch MOT) till 7th of July 2013, exhaust has been replaced three years ago, waterpump last year and the car had its 90000 km checkup at the Toyota dealer October last year.
During the 90000 km checkup rust was revealed in the rear inner fenders and early 2013 this has been professionally fixed (by 2mmm sheetmetal) and the floorpan is now solid and rust free.
APK will naturally be prolonged by 2 years.
15 inch Celica Supra mk2 rims with Falken ZIEX 912 195/60R15 tires (5mm profile)
Toyota Corolla AE86 steering wheel (GT Twincam 16)
2 three point seatbelts and 1 hip seatbelt in the rear (kidsfriendly!)
JDM Toyota Soarer MZ10 centercaps
JDM tail lights (originals are easily restored)
JDM License plate holder
JDM Carina mudflaps at the read (got a Carina logo)
Koni shocks (yellow) ar the front (replaced 4 years ago)
Original Toyota cassette radio with automagic antenna
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