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Thread: 1990 Toyota Sera

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    1990 Toyota Sera





    Our Sera passed through the UK, where a previous owner had a shop perform a nasty F&F job on it. The flames, rear spoiler, pink racing seats, mesh "grill", massive four-tip exhaust, nitrous system, alarm system, extra gauges, etc., have all been removed. The wrong wheels, aftermarket lighted shift knob, LED fender turn signals, and holes in the front and rear bumpers remain. Missing are the sun-visors, seats belts, and assorted interior trim pieces. A plastic fake hood scoop covers the hole in the hood where the previous butcher had the air filter sticking out until we can make a proper repair.


    (Above photo taken during the "alarmectomy" I did earlier this year.)

    On my last trip to Japan, I bought a new set of door struts from a dealership. I would rather not discuss the exorbitant price I paid for them. ops: And they only work a little better than the ones I replaced. The interior bits are proving the hardest parts to come by. Good bumpers and original wheels are available, although shipping costs from the UK, Australia, and Japan are delaying the purchase.



    The car drives very well, and I drive it home every couple of months. The only bad part about driving it is that the interior smells like an old Toyota. And I don't think the A/C works. The car isn't on the director's hot list, so I just try to find parts when I have the spare time.



    Never seem to run out of other projects here.

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    Re: 1990 Toyota Sera

    There's quite a few of these around here in Hong Kong too.
    Cute and rare little thing.... :wink:
    Good luck with the project!

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    Re: 1990 Toyota Sera

    Quote Originally Posted by Censport
    A plastic fake hood scoop covers the hole in the hood where the previous butcher had the air filter sticking out until we can make a proper repair.
    Whew! Thank goodness! When I first saw the pictures, I was wondering why you had stuck on that cheap and cheesy air scoop. I had never seen this semi-gullwing door car before...

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    Re: 1990 Toyota Sera

    where in tn is that car parked? nice!

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    Re: 1990 Toyota Sera

    Quote Originally Posted by Stevester
    Quote Originally Posted by Censport
    A plastic fake hood scoop covers the hole in the hood where the previous butcher had the air filter sticking out until we can make a proper repair.
    Whew! Thank goodness! When I first saw the pictures, I was wondering why you had stuck on that cheap and cheesy air scoop. I had never seen this semi-gullwing door car before...
    At first, I wasn't going to show the underside of the hood with the hole, but...



    Don't worry, we've got a metal guy who is an artist. He once handmade the entire front clip for a friend's Aston Martin DB2.

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    Re: 1990 Toyota Sera

    Quote Originally Posted by njccmd2002
    where in tn is that car parked? nice!
    Where I work, at the Lane Motor Museum in Nashville. It's in the basement, where we keep most of the collection. Only have room to display about 150 cars on the main floor. Everything else waits its turn downstairs. (Or gets driven home by me and a couple of other guys.)

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    Re: 1990 Toyota Sera

    i think ive been there. nice car collection you guys got.

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    Re: 1990 Toyota Sera

    I love it!
    Gull wing doors are just too cool.
    Total "space ship" vibe.
    :tu: :tu:

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    Re: 1990 Toyota Sera

    Quote Originally Posted by njccmd2002
    i think ive been there. nice car collection you guys got.
    Thanks! Come back any time. We're always getting new stuff.

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    Re: 1990 Toyota Sera

    As odd as it looks, I MUST HAVE A TOYOTA SERA!!!!!!!!

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