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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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Carina Sightings: My German Carina TA60 twin!

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!

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Commerical time: Nissan Sunny uber alles?

When I saw this video on Youtube my first thought was ohmygodohmygodohmygodohmygodohmygodohmygod!

This Nissan Sunny B13 commercial of the early 90s is having a really badly sung German-like song (probably by a Japanese woman) and a Japanese man dressed up as a German hunter praising it. Lucky enough they did not go for the over the top Bavarian look!

And the things I could make of the German lyrics of the song was: “Ich bin zu frieden” (I’m content), “Und mochte nichts mehr haben” (And don’t need anything else) and “ist dies falsch über alles?” (is this wrong about everything?). I couldn’t make much more of it, but the “zu frieden”, “mehr haben” and “über alles” are the keywords of this advertisement. Nissan Sunny über alles?

How bad can it get?

Please don’t mind the misspellings in German or a bad translation from my side: German is not my mother tongue.

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