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 Post subject: 2nd generation Toyota Carina
PostPosted: Wed Jul 29, 2009 9:59 am 
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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PostPosted: Wed Jul 29, 2009 10:17 am 
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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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PostPosted: Wed Jul 29, 2009 10:51 am 
Great thanx for your reply. and the point to toyota reference which is a site i didn't know about.

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 Post subject: Re: 2nd generation Toyota Carina
PostPosted: Wed Jul 29, 2009 10:53 am 
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Andy T wrote:
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

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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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PostPosted: Wed Jul 29, 2009 1:55 pm 
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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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PostPosted: Thu Jul 30, 2009 12:06 pm 
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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PostPosted: Fri Jul 31, 2009 8:06 am 
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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PostPosted: Fri Jul 31, 2009 8:33 am 
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go for it, and when your tour(?) is done export i back to uk(?)

from what i can tell, the top-of-the-line was the 2000gt with 18r-geu
perhaps a toyota freak can explain why toyota badged cars that way


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 31, 2009 8:48 am 
Actually war office was in reference to my wife and not anything military thankfully (sorry, some silly abstract british term).

The car in question is a 1600 gt with a 2tg-geu twin cam engine. Latterly the 1800 OHV was offered an i think that this is the one that is badged as a 2000 gt.

I really wanted a mark 1 carina 1600 GT but the prices are unreasonably large for a good one and they are now super rare.


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You're in JAPAN - unless you really love the Carina and it's really cheap, I'd say hold on to your money a bit and find something better. You have so many choices to choose from! Do you have a picture of it? I can't say don't buy it because I haven't seen it myself. Good luck!

Andy T wrote:
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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from the side sorta reminds me of a skyline japan

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EHonda wrote:
I've never seen mirrors that far aligned in the front!


Really? There's plenty of Japanese cars with their mirrors even farther forward than that... :P


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 03, 2009 7:43 am 
KurumaOtaku wrote:
You're in JAPAN - unless you really love the Carina and it's really cheap, I'd say hold on to your money a bit and find something better. You have so many choices to choose from! Do you have a picture of it? I can't say don't buy it because I haven't seen it myself. Good luck!

Andy T wrote:
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.


Hi here is a pic of the car, not so sure that i like it as much as i did but the price is very keen. You can find it at the top of page 3.

http://www.japan-vintage.com/stock.html

lots of other cars around but i dont want to spend a lot of money at this stage and i really quite like the carina but maybe i fancy something a little older.


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 03, 2009 7:59 am 
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did you notice there's a mk1 ht for not much more:
http://www.kurumaerabi.com/?page=syousa ... ock_id=808


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 03, 2009 8:16 am 
burabuda wrote:
did you notice there's a mk1 ht for not much more:
http://www.kurumaerabi.com/?page=syousa ... ock_id=808


Hi, i did but that car is so much cheaper than other mk1 gt's that i have seen that it makes me wonder.

it looks a little battered with a nasty paint job.

still might be nothing wrong with it.

Gonna think some more.


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 03, 2009 10:22 am 

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That's exactly what I was thinking, burabuda! The dash looks cool.
I dunno, I had a US-spec '72 sedan, and I didn't really fall in love with it.
I would imagine twin-cam power would have changed my mind!


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 04, 2009 12:05 am 
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Andy - Have you looked through Yahoo Japan Auctions? Sometimes got some great finds there. Though I can't buy, I often look and dream. LOL.


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