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
- 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…
Yesterday I already shared this photo:
And the reason for reposting it now is that I actually forgot to take photos of two important hachis: Oldskull’s and Mark’s three door hatchback Levins! This one does include Oldskull’s AE86 but not Mark’s.
Anyway, ChiKin was by far the youngest of the group but managed to attract most attention with his white panda zenki Sprinter Trueno GT Apex: Continue reading
Finally I can post up some progress made on fixing the inner fenders: on the left rear inner fender all rust has been solved and it just needs a little skim with the angle grinder before it can receive its new coating.
But during the fixup the welder kind of set the rear seat belt on fire, so I’m in need of a new one.
If you, by chance, have a 73370-14030-01 lying around I would be very happy to release you from it. 😉
And yes: I’m in need of some replacement springs. Once it has been fixed up that’s my next priority!
On the other side it doesn’t look this good yet: Continue reading
Yes, that is no typo:
Merry Christmas and a rustfree New Year!
My automotive year ended quite badly. What turned out to be a very tiny hole in the rear inner fender on both sides proved to be a true nightmare: the tinworm struck again, ate its way through and instead of a white Christmas I’m actually seeing quite reddish now…
Lucky enough this is the only rust on the whole floorpan of the Carina as it has been creeping from inside out and not the other way around. So to prevent my Carina from becoming a rustoseum I’m having this fixed shortly after New Year and let’s hope it is a rustfree year for everyone! 🙂
Two weeks ago I finally started to do something about the enormous pileup of JDM parts in the shed, so I mounted the JDM tail lights, Carina mudguards and Soarer centercaps!
Then I took off to properly wash the car and do a small photoshoot in the neighborhood:
Even though all lightbulbs inside the tail lights survived travelling half the world on a ship there was one problem with these new tail lights: they lack both the illumination and fog lights. That means that they don’t light up when I turn on the lights of the Carina.
Lucky enough I can directly mount in the insides of the EU tail lights which I still haven’t done so far. For the photoshoot I faked the illumination by putting my camera bag on the brake pedal. 😉 Continue reading
After missing out a couple of auctions on Carina AA60 tail lights, I decided I really had to get them the next time and contacted Ewan from Hayatonka. He understood the pain and difficulties, and did his best for me. After nearing the scary deadline the price rose quickly, but we managed to win the auction after all!
After being on a boat for four weeks the tail lights finally have arrived at my doorstep:
A pair of zenki Carina AA60 tail lights, mid console and some other small stuff included in the auction. The lights basically look like they are brand new, so that was a very luck win!
The difference between the Carina AA60 and AA63 tail lights is that the AA63 ones are smoked. This means the AA63 ones look a bit blackish, while the AA60 are just normal ones. I can live without that I guess. 😉
Here you can compare how different they look from the zenki ones: