VIDEO: Tommy Dolo’s bagged KP61 Starlet

Hawaii, a tropical paradise with warm beaches, beautiful marine wildlife, a thriving JNC community. Tommy Dolo is the godfather of Old School Imports Hawaii, and he’s built one badass bagged Toyota Starlet.

There are plenty of all-out KP61 builds with 4AG or Beams motors and TRD flares, but Tommy’s keeps it simple and clean with a stock 4K and a TOM’s graphic theme over factory paint from 1981. Its shakotan stance is the result of an air suspension and a set of black Supras.

We love it because it creates something cool while keeping the spirit of the original car in tact. So sit back and enjoy nOeLoL‘s video and follow the advice Tommy gives when describing the 59-horsepower engine: “Hold on to your pants.”

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9 Responses to VIDEO: Tommy Dolo’s bagged KP61 Starlet

  1. Eric P. says:

    Clean Starlet.

  2. corollaweeb says:

    His channel is a gold mine, good to see you guys posting it on JNC, he deserves it.

  3. n0eLoL says:

    Thanks Ben Hsu for featuring one of my Hawaii Car episodes! Had a lot of fun with this one, hope you stayed to the end of the video lol.

  4. Negishi no Keibajo says:

    “I made so it looks like a stock option”. Nice!

  5. Punto8 says:

    That’s what I am talking about!

  6. Nathan says:

    Cool! Cool! Cool!!! Very nice!

    Thanks for sharing, Ben!

  7. Ray Mon says:

    Being a small early eighties econobox, the Starlet is understimated for those who doesn´t know about it. For me is one of the greatest cars of the time and one of the best cars ever made by Toyota. 27 years of my happy marriage with my 1982 KP speaks for itself !!!

  8. Randy says:

    Getting in late, but –

    Now THAT’S the kind of mods I like! Doesn’t look over the top – “riced.”

    Air bags! INFINITELY better than those “can’t cross a speed bump” cars!
    (On youtube, there was a Sube that got stock on a driveway entrance… AWD, and no-go…)

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