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Toyota Carina II 25th anniversary edition

  • 16-09-2011 4:12pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 73 ✭✭✭ twincam77


    got this last night after 10yrs of asking!!

    needs a good clean and polish

    will post up pictures when i get that done

    one owner from new both in uk and ireland

    full toyota service history

    these cars were built by toyota to celebrate 25yrs of toyota in the uk. 1965-1990. the carina was the car chosen by toyota to celebrate this. there was only 500 ever made. all were liftback and all were grey green metallic. all cars have a plaque inside showing bulid number. mines 376 of 500. there is the anniversary crest stitched into the interior and there is a factory painted pin strip down both sides with the crest on both front wings.

    1.6

    4 el windows

    el mirrors

    el sunroof

    central locking

    front chin spoiler and boot spoiler

    5 stud 14'' alloys( no other 1.6 carina II came in 5 stud)

    im delighted to have finally got this car:D.

    just wondering if anyone else has one or could point me in the direction of information about them. there cant be many of these left now!

    all comments welcome

    better pics to follow.


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Comments

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,176 ✭✭✭ TigerTim


    Well wear. Lovely Toyota. Always liked the liftback/hatchback. I've never seen a 25th anniversary model.

    Enjoy,

    T.


  • Registered Users Posts: 11,525 ✭✭✭✭ carchaeologist


    Nice to see an enthusiast getting stuff like this. It's obviously a UK car, and the 500 were sold there I'm guessing? Yours is probably unique here.

    Like the 'London/Champion edition' Vauxhall Astra GTEs, they are as good as extinct now, of the 350 or so sold there's approx 4/5 known to be left, and they were only sold in 1990.


  • Registered Users Posts: 73 ✭✭✭ twincam77


    ya uk car originally. the lad i got it off is originally from limerick and was living in the uk in 1990 bought the car new then in 1990 in the uk.

    he then moved back to limerick in 1992 and brought his carina home with him and it stayed with him for the next 21yrs. :)

    thanks for the good comments


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,912 ✭✭✭ I Was VB


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    Lovley find, hate it when i see these cars online. Makes me regret about selling my 91 one.


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,027 ✭✭✭ Silvera


    Nice find! Looks like it just needs a good valet to make it mint again?! Please fit appropriate reg plates....i.e. NOT euro plates! (correct period plates would be white with large black digits - front and rear. Eireplates.com do such plates...pressed metal versions)


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  • Registered Users Posts: 11,525 ✭✭✭✭ carchaeologist


    Silvera wrote: »
    Nice find! Looks like it just needs a good valet to make it mint again?! Please fit appropriate reg plates....i.e. NOT euro plates! (correct period plates would be white with large black digits - front and rear. Eireplates.com do such plates...pressed metal versions)

    Being a '92 import shouldn't it be on europlates?


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,192 _Conrad_


    They really were/are great old cars.


  • Registered Users Posts: 694 ✭✭✭ richardsheil


    No they were not.

    Absolutely horrible cars since the get go.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,422 ✭✭✭ pburns


    I Was VB wrote: »
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    Lovley find, hate it when i see these cars online. Makes me regret about selling my 91 one.

    Great cars - a high-point of quality and durability before Toyota was reined in by beancounters.

    But seriously VB - not worthy of a sticky keyboard! Very standard, run-of-the mill cars. I'm not saying only posh cars are worthy of classic status but keep things in perspective guys!


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,912 ✭✭✭ I Was VB


    pburns wrote: »
    Great cars - a high-point of quality and durability before Toyota was reined in by beancounters.

    But seriously VB - not worthy of a sticky keyboard! Very standard, run-of-the mill cars. I'm not saying only posh cars are worthy of classic status but keep things in perspective guys!

    Personally i like seeing older cars still on the road compared to higher end coveted cars from the same era.

    Anyway lets not get into the debate of what or whats not a classic for the 5798th time!


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  • Registered Users Posts: 73 ✭✭✭ twincam77


    No they were not.

    Absolutely horrible cars since the get go.

    im guessing you have never owned a carina after a statement like that

    well built, reliable, nice looking, well specd , maybe im missing something:confused:

    as for classics , take for example the mk1,mk2 escort ,in their time very humble run of the mill cars, but now highly sought after,

    maybe im wrong but classics to me are cars i would have been around when i was growing up, carinas, jettas,corollas, etc not unaffordable posh cars.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,912 ✭✭✭ I Was VB


    Any pics of the Corolla you were restoring?


  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 121 ✭✭ Bababa


    Anyone know where I'd get a Carina 4a-f engine? Or where I'd go to get one reconditioned?


  • Registered Users Posts: 47 stapes


    never heard of a 25th anniversary carina but fair play to ya for picking it up them carina 2's deffo one of the best toyotas ever built would love a 2 litre turbo diesel model kinda rare lot of these round my area old people driving them but there all 1.6's cant wait to see the finished product best of luck with her


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 365 ✭✭ YBTurbo


    I'v seen that car before....


    By any chance did you get it not very far from Kilmallock?


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,192 _Conrad_


    twincam77 wrote: »
    im guessing you have never owned a carina after a statement like that

    well built, reliable, nice looking, well specd , maybe im missing something:confused:

    as for classics , take for example the mk1,mk2 escort ,in their time very humble run of the mill cars, but now highly sought after,

    maybe im wrong but classics to me are cars i would have been around when i was growing up, carinas, jettas,corollas, etc not unaffordable posh cars.



    Don't mind snobs like that.
    They just want something to make them fell like they're above other people.

    Yes the carina ii was a "run of the mill" "ordinary car" but they were damn good at being an ordinary car for thousands of people, and there are still far more of them around in proportion to a lot of other cars from the same period, because they were a great "ordinary" car. Just like the escorts as you said.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,990 ✭✭✭ Thinkingaboutit


    There's something similar around the corner from me, only a year newer, has that white pre-EU new format plate (87-92). Cool anyhow.


  • Registered Users Posts: 694 ✭✭✭ richardsheil


    _Conrad_ wrote: »
    Don't mind snobs like that.

    Jump to many conclusions, do you?

    A very mediocre car. They always were. As were the Escorts too.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,192 _Conrad_


    Jump to many conclusions, do you?

    A very mediocre car. They always were. As were the Escorts too.

    If you have so little interest in such cars I suggest you cease posting in this thread, as it must be so terribly painful for you. You're being pathetic. Nobody said either of those models were something amazing, but in both cases, for ordinary cars they were good and did their jobs well, which is why they're fondly remembered by many people.
    You clearly just want something to whine about. You already voice your bitter and tainted opinion on the subject, so why must you attempt to push it further?
    The logical conclusion is that you are a snob or have some little niggling pet hate about "ordinary cars" and feel you must drive out anyone who doesn't discuss something meeting your expectations.

    If you do have such impeccable fine taste, go and start your own thread about whatever it is that you like or possess that makes your almighty opinion the only one worthy of consideration.


  • Registered Users Posts: 11,525 ✭✭✭✭ carchaeologist


    Jump to many conclusions, do you?

    A very mediocre car. They always were. As were the Escorts too.

    An ordinary for the ordinary man indeed, but what's so bad about that. Not everyone can drive expensive wankmobiles. I personally would walk past 10 porsches or the equivalent to have a look at that particular anniversary Carina.

    I'm much more interested in a cars history and story than how much it cost new or how it might make you look to other people when you drive it.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 694 ✭✭✭ richardsheil


    Lads, take it easy. Pathetic, bitter, tainted.

    I just think that for their time both Carina and Escorts were dull.

    I far prefer, say, Peugeot 405 to the Carina and something groundbreaking like the Citroen GS to the Escort. Does that make me a snob. Of course not.

    I know the Carina is from the golden age of Toyota reliability. I don't doubt that for a moment. That may be enough for some, but it is not for me.

    Also, please note, I put my name to my posts. That counts for something I believe.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,422 ✭✭✭ pburns


    Lads, take it easy. Pathetic, bitter, tainted.

    I just think that for their time both Carina and Escorts were dull.

    I far prefer, say, Peugeot 405 to the Carina and something groundbreaking like the Citroen GS to the Escort. Does that make me a snob. Of course not.

    I know the Carina is from the golden age of Toyota reliability. I don't doubt that for a moment. That may be enough for some, but it is not for me.

    Also, please note, I put my name to my posts. That counts for something I believe.

    In fairness guys he has a point - I'd have to back him up.

    I think the Carina is a worthy car - like I said, it probably marked the zenith of Japanese build quality before the number-crunching, Jap recession and move to European factories began in the early '90s. Quite plush interiors for the time also.

    But dynamically - in terms of ride, handling, looks something like the 405 was superior (and as they were more brittle they're rarer now:D!). The Carina in comparison is a white good of a car.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,192 _Conrad_



    Also, please note, I put my name to my posts. That counts for something I believe.

    I'm not too interested in the rest of that post, it's too late to climb back over the cliff of hasty, rash statements.

    The point quoted however, who cares? I could sign up here swearing that my name was Dr. Kenneth Noisewater but it doesn't make it true, it's an internet forum. I don't actually doubt that you're name is your actual name, but I can't see how you think that it somehow makes you a difference or makes you any better than anyone else.

    You're not that special, my username is also my name, doesn't make me want to boast about it though. You can "believe" what you want but it still doesn't make your posts any more necessary or valid.

    Anyway, seriously why did you have to post in a thread about a car you don't like? As i said in slightly different words, if you dislike them so much and it's so painful for you to think of such a mediocre car that did such good service , then don't actively seek out areas where they're being discussed, enter those areas then proceed to complain. Someone would only do that if they really just wanted to whine or cause trouble. You said nothing constructive and added nothing positive. Now I myself have, in this post in particular not added anything particularly helpful or positive, but people with your kind of attitude really frustrate and annoy me.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,757 ✭✭✭ ianobrien


    OP, well wear. It's too new/wrong manufacturer to be my cup of tea, but in a few years it'll be very desirable.....

    I've killed a few of them in night nav's. They could take some punishment!


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 593 V480


    So europlates were only introduced post 1992??


  • Registered Users Posts: 11,525 ✭✭✭✭ carchaeologist


    V480 wrote: »
    So europlates were only introduced post 1992??

    They came out for the 1991 season. So any car registered before then and post 31/12/86 would have worn black on White plain plates.


  • Registered Users Posts: 22,087 ✭✭✭✭ Big Nasty


    Any pics of the car after a bit of a clean up?


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,192 _Conrad_


    ianobrien wrote: »
    OP, well wear. It's too new/wrong manufacturer to be my cup of tea, but in a few years it'll be very desirable.....

    I've killed a few of them in night nav's. They could take some punishment!


    Tis a pity about that but sure if only we always knew what would become sought after we'd be rich. You presumably had a lot of fun with them though, as you said they can certainly take the punishment longer than others.


  • Registered Users Posts: 22,820 ✭✭✭✭ Anan1


    pburns wrote: »
    But dynamically - in terms of ride, handling, looks something like the 405 was superior (and as they were more brittle they're rarer now:D!). The Carina in comparison is a white good of a car.
    That's true, but the Carina did have a way of getting under the owners skin - a good friend of mine had a rust-riddled one about ten years ago, and he still speaks fondy of it.


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 593 V480


    How on earth could anybody think a Pug 405 was more desirable than a high spec Carina. 405's were awful yokes as are most Peugeots of that era save a few.

    The might not be the most characterful cars but those old Carinas were nice and quite refined for their day. I remember my dad had one with a lovely veleur interior, much nicer in fact than the Carina E he bought after and still drives today.

    My old metalwork teacher still drives an old 1991 Carina he probably bought when new! So yes they do get under your skin. Don't mind the snob/begrudgers and enjoy the car. :)


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