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Post by hongkongphooey on Jan 18, 2008 16:18:19 GMT
Pictures please. I'm afraid Toyota model codes mean nothing to me. I'm willing and eager to learn....need help.
Just noticed the FTO. Don't need help with that one. 94 of them lined up at Billing took the love away.
Unfortunately,most of them i don't have any good pics of....none at all of the Silvia Back in the day a just couldn't be bothered with taking pictures.But there are a few i can scan so when i get my act together..... And i'm sure you'd positively hate my fto with a passion!
This is the Bluebird 1.6 Premium I owned in about 1998-99 and I still feel stabbing pains in my wallet every time I think about this car
The Bluebird was not to blame however. It was in lovely condition with only some cheap to fix, slight damage to the bonnet letting down an otherwise pretty mint body and it drove beautifully, was very comfortable and quite economical too. With hindsight I should have kept this car, put some nice alloys on it and driven it till it went pop. Selling it turned out to be a £6000 mistake if I do the sums right.
Instead, I decided to have my grandad's automatic Corolla when he gave up driving and despite only having 23000 miles on the clock was not as mint as I'd remembered it to be The problems that arose when I pressed it into service were not apparent in his limited use of the car at 30 mph everywhere and it would not run right at all no matter what I tried. It had also had a hefty clout against a kerb at some point in it's life (possibly by the first owner?) which had knocked the front end completely out of alignment. I tried new struts but it was impossible to drive at more than 60 mph and Toyota checked it on a jig and said it would cost a fortune to bring it back straight. I only have these 2 crappy pics of it:
I moved it on for the Civic at the beginning of this thread which cost me a fortune and disillusioned with older cars I paid cash for a 5 year old Rover and took a huge trade-in loss for the Honda
To be fair the Rover was fantastic car over the 6 years I had it but if I had only used my head a bit and not got rid of the Bluey I would be a hell of a lot richer today!!
my Japanese car history started back in 1987, i sold my Rover SD1 V8, and bought a 1981 Mitsubishi Sapparo 2.0 in blue with only 27000 on the clock, after that i was hooked . My list of older cars to date...
1981 Mitsubishi Sapporo 2.0 Auto, 1982 Mitsubishi Lancer 2000 Turbo, 1985 Corolla 1.3 GL hatchback. 1985 Toyota Celica-Supra 2.8 auto, 1982 Toyota Crown 2.8 super saloon, 1979 Toyota Corona liftback, 1971 TA22 1.6 ST Celica, 1971 TA22 1.6 celica modded, 1978 RA40 2.0ST Celica, 1979 RA40 2.0 XT Celica Auto, 1982 RA61 2.0 Celica Coupe. 1982 RA62 2.0 Celica hatch, 1985 Celica-Supra 2.8 manual, 1986 FWD 2.0 Celica GTi manual, 1986 Toyota Camry 2.0 GLi.. 1989 Celica 2.0 GTi auto, 1994 3 door RAV4 import, 1997 1.8 Avensis, 1998 Celica 1.8SR, 2000 Lexus IS200SE, 2004 RAV4 3 door XT3, 1984 2.8 Celica-Supra 5 speed Last two i currently still own