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    2nd generation Toyota Carina

    Hi,

    Not being from the states i was wondering if anyone could tell me if the 2nd generation Toyota Carina was ever sold in America?

    I am especially interested to learn if the 1600 GT version with the 2t-GEU engine was ever sold in the states?

    I look forward to a reply.

    thanx in advance.

    best regards

    andy

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    According to Toyotareference.com, the Carina was only sold in the US in 1972 and 1973, so no, the second generation Carina wasn't sold in the US.

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    Great thanx for your reply. and the point to toyota reference which is a site i didn't know about.


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    Re: 2nd generation Toyota Carina

    Quote Originally Posted by Andy T
    Hi,

    Not being from the states i was wondering if anyone could tell me if the 2nd generation Toyota Carina was ever sold in America?

    I am especially interested to learn if the 1600 GT version with the 2t-GEU engine was ever sold in the states?

    I look forward to a reply.

    thanx in advance.

    best regards

    andy
    even if it was sold in the usa, i seriously doubt any twin-cam version would've been available

    -Matt

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    nope, it wouldn't. wouldn't be able to meet the emision rules at the time. wish we did though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rollin80's
    nope, it wouldn't. wouldn't be able to meet the emision rules at the time. wish we did though.
    I don't think that's the reason. The second generation Carina had the same 4M-E engine as the first generation Cressida, and the Corona Mk II. Toyota had no problem making it pass emissions regulations. I think it was just that between the Carina, Corona Mk II and the Crown, Toyota had too many cars in the same segment. The Crown and Carina were dropped in favor of the Mk II.

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    I think he's talking about the 2T-G, which also face emissions problems in Japan.

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    My theory is that the Carina was not selling well enough in the US to justify designing '74-spec safety bumpers.
    And no, we never got 2T-G anything.

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    Ha I'm not if I love or dislike the side mirrors.. I've never seen mirrors that far aligned in the front!

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    One of these is for sale near nagoya and is only down the road from me.
    car is a 1978, 97,000 km carina 1600 gt finished in orange.
    I think it looks the dogs bollox and im very close to securing it for myself.
    Car is stock and in great condition.
    Its about time i got myself a nostalgic as have subscribed to this magazine, been a long time fan of old Japanese machines and now paid off the family car so this could be the time to get hold of something special.
    will have to have a word with the war office first though.

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