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Old School Wasabi! 1973 Toyota Celica GTV/GT (TA22)

assessment18,871   chat_bubble121   access_timeDecember 29, 2018

I spotted this rusty, seemingly-abandoned, 1st-generation Celica GTV by the side of the road on a recent trip. It looked to have been recent... <More>

 

One Owner Survivor: 1985 Toyota Corolla Levin Apex (AE86)

assessment10,069   chat_bubble190   access_timeDecember 15, 2018

Almost home from a long, long day of quality car-spotting in Fukuoka city, this well-worn AE86 drives by. I followed it for a bit, then I wa... <More>

 

Three Friends: 1977 Toyota Sprinter XL (KE60), TA22 Celica, TE37 Levin

assessment18,947   chat_bubble139   access_timeDecember 01, 2018

It was the 13th Mojiko Retro Car Meeting andit was wall-to-wall, classic Toyotas, Mazda RX3s, Nissan Fairlady 432Rs, and heaps of lots of ot... <More>

 

1985 Toyota Sprinter 1.5 ZX (AE81)

assessment3,588   chat_bubble110   access_timeSeptember 29, 2018

Front-wheel-drive cars of the 1980's are critically endangered in Japan, so I got very excited when I saw this Sprinter variant of what is a... <More>

 

Old-School TEQ: 1981 Toyota Carina Station wagon (TA49v)

assessment4,546   chat_bubble39   access_timeMay 30, 2018

This car is a little bit Stance-inspired, which is not familiar ground for me. It's also a rare van/stationwagon version of the A40 series T... <More>

 

Daily Driven, Old-School JDM: 1968 Toyota Crown Pickup (RS56)

assessment3,366   chat_bubble74   access_timeMay 05, 2018

Spotted this fantastic zenki, S50-series Crown ute last weekend at a Kumamoto classic car event. I was instantly drawn to its faded patina, ... <More>

 

Rare TE71 - 1980 Toyota Sprinter 1600 Trueno Coupe - 2T-GEU

assessment5,111   chat_bubble107   access_timeApril 07, 2018

It appears as though Motor Spirit Alpha of Fukuoka City has packed up shop, and that has caused me to search the archives for a classic Toyo... <More>

 

Tsunami & Fire Damaged, then Restored: 1971 Toyota Corolla 1400 SR Survivor

assessment5,190   chat_bubble74   access_timeDecember 09, 2017

On March 11, 2011 the Tohoku region of Japan was struck with a devastating earthquake followed by a Tsunami that laid waste to vast sections... <More>

 

Old School Cool: 1978 Toyota Century (VG35)

assessment10,635   chat_bubble71   access_timeNovember 01, 2017

I believe the Toyota Century is so JDM that it's JDM only. So, I guess this is what actual JDM AF looks like. It's a big car that's big on l... <More>

 

Military Toyota Mega Cruiser Scrapyard, plus two Civilian-spec Beauties

assessment16,071   chat_bubble144   access_timeOctober 25, 2017

Yes, this is Toyota's Hummer, and just like the Hummer, used primarily by the armed forces. On the weekend I came across about 30 of them al... <More>

 

The Only One: 1985 Toyota Corolla FX-GT (AE82)

assessment17,839   chat_bubble153   access_timeOctober 04, 2017

I've been going to more than a dozen car shows each year here in Japan, and take car-spotting rather seriously, too. I've easily seen a hund... <More>

 

Garage Visit: Four RA40 Toyota Celicas, and an MA45 Celica XX

assessment5,321   chat_bubble60   access_timeAugust 30, 2017

I would tell you that both the 2nd generation Toyota Celica, and the 1st generation Supra/Celica XX, are a rare sight in Japan, but I would ... <More>