car junkie with commitment issues

Toyota Carina

this is a preliminary post, i’ll add more to it later…

the toyota carina would be an awesome project car, they are cheap, old, and based off the old ae86 rwd platform… oh and they came in wagon form. These would be awesome with a light tuned 4ag engine, some homemade coilovers and some nice wide wheels.

unfortunately they were never sold in north america, but I can at least blog about it.

it’s not for everyone, but I’ve always been drawn to the slightly odd 4dr and wagon siblings of the “sport” versions of certain cars. I I want all the speed and Chassis bits of the popular cars but with a more interesting exterior.

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too bad this one is soo small…. I tried for hours to find the original
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4 responses

  1. modifaeble

    how about left hand drive? can it do that? or do i have to move to japan. i would love to move to japan!

    April 23, 2009 at 1:56 pm

  2. J. Patstone

    Kinda looks like those early Camrys. The square boxy ones, can’t remember the year, maybe ’86, ’87ish. A lot of chaps here are importing right hand japanese relics. I guess it’s the same out there?

    April 26, 2009 at 5:58 am

  3. joshp77

    Yeah there are tons on RHD stuff in vancouver, it’s pretty much the norm here, i see at least two everyday, lotsa landcruisers, pajero’s, skylines, delica’s…etc.
    but yeah your right these cars were built from 83-87.

    April 26, 2009 at 9:17 am

  4. I love those wagons! Reminds me of that white one we used to walk by and pretend we owned.

    April 26, 2009 at 10:58 am

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