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For sale: My JDMish Toyota Carina 1.6 DX TA60

I made a tough decision last Monday: my Carina is for sale!
My Carina DX TA60 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
  • Yellow Marchal foglights

Extra parts (not mounted on the car):

  • Original TA60 steel rims with centercaps
  • Original tail lights
  • Koni shocks (red) to be mounted on the rear axle
  • New disk rotors
  • JDM AA63 Gauge cluster (including tacho, oil pressure, etc)
  • JDM quad headlights (needs work)
  • Various new old stock panels: front fenders left and right, rear quarter panel right, bootlid and front valance
  • New old stock read bumper
  • New old stock EUDM grill
  • Diamond shaped JDM grill of an AA60 ST
  • Rebuilt JDM quad headlight grille and surrounding
  • Shabby JDM quad headlight grille and surrounding
  • FOHA spoilerset from the early 80s (front air dam and bootlid spoiler)
  • Rebuilt TA40 gearbox (T50, 5 speed)
  • Celica TA40 propshaft
  • Celica TA40 flywheel
  • Celica TA40 dual carb (2TB)
  • A lot of small parts like extra sidelights and such

Asking price: 3950 euro
Price with or without parts is negotiable.

Apparently the contact form was broken for a while. Just fixed it…

For sale: beautiful Datsun 240K GT C110

Notice 2021: This Datsun 240K GT advertisement was over 10 years ago! It’s no use leaving a comment or emailing me if it’s still for sale!

The Doctor sent me about a week ago a link to a Belgian auction site. When I clicked on it my heart skipped a beat: there was a genuine Belgian Datsun 240K for sale! As some of you might know: the Datsun 240K GT is basically a Nissan Skyline C110 with a L24 engine!
Datsun 240K C110 for sale
Datsun 240K C110 for sale

When I looked at the biddings I immediately saw it was far beyond reach for me: the highest bid was already at 12000 euros (16500 US dollars).

Apart from the 280ZX rims it appears to be completely original:
Datsun 240K C110 for sale
Datsun 240K C110 for sale

I must add that the original wheels are not that beautiful, but if these 280ZX rims are fitted the Skyline C110 should be lowered a few inches as well. ;)

Judging from the thick layer of durst the 240K must have been a barn-find and most importantly the interior appears to have survived the time machine!
Datsun 240K C110 for sale
Datsun 240K C110 for sale

The seller states that it could easily be transformed into a GT-R, probably to boost the sales price. That last part was apparently very successful.

You can find the auction here

WTF: German Datsun Violet A10 front clip for sale

During one of my late night old J-tin searches I came across a weird German ad selling the front end of an old Datsun:
Datsun Violet A10 front clip
Datsun Violet A10 front clip

I recognized it as a EU Datsun Violet front end (aka the Auster/Stanza/510/160J). I’m not sure if the German license plate actually belongs to this front end, but they are the old pre 1994 German plates issued in Fürth (Bayern) which is next to Nürnberg where the seller lives. So perhaps the front clip of his old Violet?

The funny thing is that on this picture you can actually see the holes where the JDM fender mirrors are supposed to be mounted:
Datsun Violet A10 front clip
Datsun Violet A10 front clip

I found out that those points are available on all EU Datsun Violets and only covered with a small patch.

I still remember one of my buddies from high school had a front clipping of his old Mini in the livingroom of his apartment. Back then I thought it was one of the coolest things to have in your apartment, so I bet this front clip would have been sitting in my livingroom already if I were 10 years younger and didn’t have a child running around in my house…

(In case anyone is interested I can put you in contact with the seller)

For sale: Nissan Gloria hardtop 430

I found this damn nice Hungarian Nissan Gloria hardtop 430 for sale on Autoscout:
For sale: damn nice Nissan Gloria Y30
For sale: damn nice Nissan Gloria 430

Also all pictures of the Gloria are just as beautiful as the Gloria itself! I didn’t even know that Nissan actually sold the 430 in Europe! Price is not even touching 6K euros, so a definite want! :)

Only drawback is that all these images of what I could do with it keep popping up in my head… Something like Team Madonna did for instance… So maybe a no go for me…

You can find it for sale here: Nissan Gloria 430 hardtop @ Autoscout24

Toyota Carina DX TA60 for sale in Holland

I saw this immaculate blue Toyota Carina DX TA60 for sale earlier this week on Marktplaats. I decided to put it up here because it is in mint condition!!

Just have a look how clean this Carina is:
Front view of the immaculate blue Toyota Carina DX TA60 for sale on Marktplaats
Rear view of the immaculate blue Toyota Carina DX TA60 for sale on Marktplaats
This Carina only drove 37000 kilometers, so it is not surprisingly this car is in such good condition! Only the rims are the ugly factory rims… But a set of Celica Supra rims would solve than immediately. ;)

Same goes for the interior of the car:
Blue interior frontside Toyota Carina DX TA60 for sale on Marktplaats
Blue interior rear Toyota Carina DX TA60 for sale on Marktplaats
Amazing! It is cleaner than my Carina!! It only lacks seatbelts in the rear of the car, otherwise I would that given it a thought upon swapping the car for mine! :)

Only the price is a bit steep: 4000 euros!

Anyone wants to buy mine for 4500 euros then?? It’s got Celica Supra rims and rear seatbelts, so it is definitely worth more than this one! :P

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