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Dutch panda red AE86 with BMW 5-series complex – AE86 Wall of Shame

We all know the BMW E34 is the best Bavaria ever offered, so I think the owner of this Dutch AE86 thought it was a good thing to complement the AE86 Haslbeck trim with some E34 goodness!

Dutch Corolla GT Twin Cam 16 AE86 with Haslbeck trim and BMW E34 headlights and grill
Dutch Corolla GT Twin Cam 16 AE86 with Haslbeck trim and BMW E34 headlights and grill

Welcome to another AE86 Wall of Shame and this week, we feature a Dutch AE86 with a BMW 5-series complex! I found this car for sale in The Netherlands about six years ago and saved these images for later use.

German two-door Corolla GT Twin Cam 16 AE86

As a basis, a German two-door Corolla GT AE86 was used. We know this is the case because only in Germany the combination of a two-door car and Haslbeck trim was sold. We can still see the Haslbeck trim present in the form of the front spoiler, side skirts and boot-lid spoiler.

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Dutch AE86 with FWD complex – AE86 Wall of Shame

It has been a while since I posted in the AE86 Wall of Shame. It’s not that I ran out of pictures, but rather more other interests took priority. Today I have another Dutch beauty for you: a white Corolla GT Twin Cam 16 AE86 including period-correct 1980s stickers and a Corolla FX AE82 front end! That surely looks goofy!

I really wonder why this European Corolla AE86 with AE82 front end doesn't sell...
I really wonder why this European Corolla AE86 with AE82 front end doesn’t sell…

I presume the front has been swapped for the AE82 front end because of a minor front-end collision. As the left-hand-drive headlights are difficult to obtain, it would have been a very expensive accident. The much cheaper and more obtainable AE82 front end has been crafted onto the AE86.

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It’s been 7300 days since I last heard your 4A-GE scream – Friday Video

Today’s video features a Finnish two-door Toyota Corolla GT Twin Cam 16 AE86 in Supra White and, unlike the title suggests, no 4A-GE screams in this video. Nevertheless, this video is a must-see! Let me explain why!

7300 päivää - Toyota Corolla GT AE86
7300 päivää – Toyota Corolla GT AE86

A rapper, a DJ, a tango dancer and a singer

The song itself was written by Finnish rap artist HesaÄijä (Marios Kleovoulou) and DJ Oku Luukkainen. The song itself is about HesaÄijä’s first love Korhosen Taina. Also, I don’t speak Finnish, so I have to admit I first wrongly assumed the title 7300 Päivää meant something like 7300 rpm screaming 4A-GE. But that turned out to be a very wrong assumption as it translates to 7300 days. You can find the full lyrics of 7300 Päivää here.

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Grandpa AE86 taking grandchild GR86 for a grand day out – Brilliant

This photo of a German Toyota Corolla GT Twin Cam 16 AE86 and a Toyota GR86 is just brilliant!

Grandpa AE86 takes grandson GR86 for a day out!
Grandpa AE86 takes grandson GR86 for a day out!

As you can see, both have a personalized vanity plate with AE86 in it! It was posted in the German AE86 WhatsApp group and the first comment was “Opa und Enkel on tour.” which roughly translates to Grandpa taking grandchild for a day out. Just simply brilliant!

I’m sorry to say this to the owner of the Toyota GR86: you got the wrong plate! It should have been MD-GR-86! But you could also say I’m just jealous we can’t get personalized plates here in the Netherlands…

AE86 Wall of Shame: the sad Poser Mobile AE86

The AE86 Wall of Shame can’t be complete without today’s entry: the Poser Mobile AE86! This is probably the cherry on top of the cake! The creme-de-la-creme of the Wall of Shame!

So if you aren’t already familiar with the Poser Mobile AE86, the video below will explain it all to you. In a nutshell: in 2005 T-Mobile tried to enter the US mobile phone market. Their campaign revolved around a gang of posers which were clearly from Asian decent that show up in a Sex-Spec AE86 when you’re out of pre-paid minutes. Think of the Bollywood version of The Fast and The Furious. Why they chose this ad is unclear, but either the Asian-Americans were their target group or they were trying to take the piss out of them. Better judge for yourself in their ad:

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WTF: Toyota AE86 trash!

After hoarding AE86 parts for over 20 years AE86Lan decided he needed a clean up his garage:
Toyota AE86 trash
An entire kei-truck is loaded with various AE86 parts like T50 transmissions, complete subframes, complete 4AGE engine blocks, valve covers, cams, camgear covers and many smaller bits and pieces. What a bloody waste: I think many of the AE86 enthusiasts could probably have used some of it…

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