Wednesday 30 January 2013
The model that took over from the 924 in 1982 (924 continued production past this date), and ran all the way until 1991 - at which point it was replaced by the 968.
The US-Market reflectors are a bit naff, but being a US car (for sale on ebay USA atm btw), thats just how it has to be.
Always liked these. A good basic FR coupe/hatch, with large displacement 4cylinders.
Interestingly, it also seems to be where mazda got the 'inspiration' for the FC, S4/S5, second generation RX7. Both were also available in a similarly styled convertible too..
This particular car has a strangely awesome interior..
Yay for Porsche for always having such great trim patterns available.
As you can see in the pics, this Turbo S car is a 5speed to boot, and original right down to the Blaupunkt headunit. Fkn fantastic.
Not Japanese, but an 80's classic nonetheless. sixteencandleslol.
Friday 25 January 2013
The CA18DE* has a very recognizable cam-cover.. and it familiarity makes it look odd in a East-West FWD configuration!
Interestingly, the U11 was the introduction of the FWD Bluebirds.
Inside is fantastically original. The wrap on the wheel is odd, but no arguments here about the wheel itself! I'm loving the striped pattern on the seats too.
Original headunit and a 5speed are icing on the cake.. :)
Not a car/model id personally hunt down, but its definitely quirky/interesting/different, and something you could easily like.
All good things.
..and headlight wipers. :P
Saturday 19 January 2013
This one looks cool with the skinny yellow rally mudflaps, stock wheels, and simple white paint (with some colourcoding of handles/mirrors..)
The lack of flares makes it look even cleaner.
I like the look of that bar and foglights though. :)
Only obvious addition being a wood rim Nardi Classic, which is absolutely fine by me! love that wheel.
Anyway, this is just one of many Jimnys on the market in Japan. Obviously still a favourite choice of 4WD there.
There are still plenty of Sierra's/Drovers in Australia too. They are often pretty worn out, as they get used hard. BUT, are simple and easily fixable.
Just a cool little 4WD.
Wednesday 16 January 2013
Nice and basic, and looking neat for its age.
Its a 1979 TT130 Toyota Corona.
The T130 Chassis went on until 1983.
Very neat, inoffensive, 3box sedan.
I still see enough of these around, and often some very savable 'projects' at the wreckers.
This one looks great, slightly lowered on some Advan A3A's. Possibly a little sporty in style for this particular car/colour, but its hard to complain - I just love those wheels.
I reckon I'd repaint the centers (which someone looks to have sanded the red off) a matching burgandy...
Intesting red, striped, seats inside. Theres a little wear and tear (and it looks as though someone may have 'borrowed' this poor corona at one point), but all simple fixes.
The rear speaker boxes wouldn't be going anywhere though.. ;)
The Latin Crown.
Wednesday 9 January 2013
Being a top of the line 'G-Limited', the exterior gets the alloys, skirts, wing, and roof spoiler.
I particularly love the lack of side-protection bump-strips on this car. It makes them look so refreshingly neat.
The mudflaps were optional on the Japanese cars, but suit the aero well.
I love the flying-buttress pillars, and the louvers are nicely done in the sheetmetal engine-lid.
Blue+Black lettered 16valve unit of joy.
Until 1986, this was the top spec engine for the AW11 (which from then had the option of the 4AGZE Supercharger engine).
Being a G-Limited, it has the fully-adjustable seats, trimmed wheel, power windows, etc.
The TWINCAM 16 on the headrest is a cool touch.
Overall a solid buy; especially for a car that will be 29 this year. Time goes amazingly fast..
Thursday 3 January 2013
But, last year for Toyota's flagship sports car.
The funky digital dash is always fun. Starting to get a little too modern here though..! :P
what looks to be a third seatbelt in the back is more than a little surprising!
Anyway, another perfect example. Beautiful car..