Stikkord: Toyota

1967 Toyota 2000GT: A Generational Gift

In this week’s film we head off to the French commune of Annemasse just outside of Switzerland, where we met multiple generations of the Degenève family as they recounted the story of this Toyota 2000GT.

The clan operates the oldest Toyota dealer in the country, and at one point Jean-Pierre Degenève owned two of these cars. He was forced to sell them both, but decades later his sons tracked down this white example outside of Tokyo with the help of Toyota. After buying and then hiding the car from their father’s eyes for months, he was finally presented with it on his 70th birthday. That’s gifting tastefully. See the photoshoot and further info here: http://petro.li/Toyota_2000GT Drive Tastefully® http://Petrolicious.com

 

Toyota Land Cruiser HJ60

1986 TOYOTA LAND CRUISER HJ60 PROSJEKT

Et av prosjektene jeg altid har ønsket meg er 60 serie Land Cruiser.

Når mann er på min alder, så husker mann da disse var nye, og kostbare. De var kanskje ikke så fancy som en Rang Rover, og ikke så kantet som en G-Wagon.

Men de oser av gammel sjarm, og de bygde videre på en meget god gammel tradisjon  🙂

Jeg gleder meg til å jobbe videre med denne! Planen er å fikse den klar for EU kontroll, og få den ut på veien i ok stand i 2018. Så vil jeg vurdere oppgraderinger og farge valg… Den bør bli trekk bilen for å redde andre

En rask mobil video da bilen kom opp til Trøndelag 🙂

En liten drone video har det jo heldigviss blitt. Jeg er meget svak for den robuste elegansen som 60 serien oser av!

1973 Toyota TE27 Corolla

Since 1988, Mike Muniz has owned this Toyota TE27 Corolla. In that time, its been street car, a drag car, a road race car, and currently it’s an homage to the TE27 rally cars that began with the chassis’ debut race at the 1973 RAC Rally. Read more about this Corolla, now on its seventh engine, and go behinds the scenes during the making of this film at http://petro.li/TE27Corolla Drive Tastefully® Discover more at http://Petrolicious.com

 

 

1981 Toyota Corolla Cupe

Bildilla / Pål Leraand 8/6-17:  I går hentet jeg hjem en av prosjekt bilene mine. Denne bilen må få en overgang, får å se om den er vært å bygge opp.

Den har stått i MANGE år. Trolig mellom 12 og 15 år.

Men sånn på passe langt hold, så ser den jo fin ut   😉

Nå hadde jeg mine «beste» ungdomms år, på 80 tallet…  Kan hende jeg er preget av det da?  😉

Er litt svak for biler fra 70 og 80 tallet. Men slik er det jo med veldig mange av oss. Vi søker nostalgien fra da vi var unge…..

Bilen mangler bensintank og radiator +++  Bremsene er nok ikke helt som nye heller  🙁

Teknisk info: 1981 Toyota Corolla SR 1,6   TE71 med 2T-B motor.

 

 

Det blir spennende å grave seg litt ned i bilen å se. Kanskje kan den reddes  🙂

Kom med forslag til bilens nye liv! Farge?

Skal prøve å få til en bedre video snart!

Vide0 nr 2…  Litt bedre oversikt over prosjektet…

Toyota Corolla KE35 SR

This week we take a ride in Romain Saraiva’s firecracker red 1976 Toyota Corolla KE35 SR along the country roads just south of Paris.

“I grew up in the back of a Renault 5 and Mercedes 190,” Romain reminisces, “On the highway, I would play a game with my father and my kid brother. The goal was to guess the make of cars and trucks. My father would always win because of all the old cars. That’s where it all started.” What began as an innocent game to pass the time on family road trips became the seed for a lifetime of automotive love.

“I became interest[ed] in those cars,” Romain lovingly admits, “I am curious, and not knowing what make they were intrigued me.” In his younger years, Romain’s family acquired a sturdy Toyota Hilux—the seemingly immortal compact truck the world’s workforce has depended on for decades—and years later Romain’s grandfather is still driving the trusty Toyota hauler.


His granddad’s Toyota pickup-turned-farm-truck, a neighbor’s often-driven Datsun, and the Saraiva family’s Mazda MX-5 with a six-digit odometer tally all came together to capture Romain’s curiosity: “I found it so interesting. I came to realize that these cars had a story and a soul.”

When Romain eventually came of driving age, he was studying art in school and was after something special for his first car; something different, something with a soul. After discovering the unusual classic Toyota Corolla coupe in Portugal while on a family vacation, Romain kept an eye out for a similar sled once home back in France. Finally, he found a red and white Corolla KE35 SR for sale: “It reminded me of Starsky & Hutch, so I fell for it.”

But Romain’s lusting eyes were blinded from what lay beneath the shiny red paint. He quickly discovered that the car was somewhat shoddily thrown together—not to mention it had been wrecked and hastily repaired for a quick sale—but the Corolla’s charm captivated Romain all the same, and he decided to iron out the wrinkles and make his vehicle into the one he’d originally envisioned it could be.

“We spent a lot of time on it, taking it apart, changing parts, and redoing it. We wouldn’t give up,” says Romain, “I really wanted to create something for me and for my children too, like a heritage. Just like my father’s talents for mechanics, for everything he taught me and will continue to pass on to me.”

It was a lengthy process that required a lot of the family’s hands to help resurrect the humble Toyota coupe, but Romain was determined to bring it back from the brink. “It was a family adventure between a father and a son and the rest of the family who had to put up with a dismantled car for over two years, but [it] all ended well.” After seeing the rebuild photos and the finished project in action, we couldn’t agree more.

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1979 Toyota Celica Supra 2.6 EFI

Endelig!  15/6: Bilen er EU-godkjent, etter masse ekstra jobb med bremsene….  Midlertidig vognkort er skrevet ut…  Kanskje får jeg henter den i kveld. Ellers så må jeg få det til i morgen  🙂

 

Da nærmer våren 2017 seg. Og etter planen så er alle EU mangler rettet opp i.

Planen er nå og få den på etterkontroll rett over Påsken.

Og viss alt går bra, så får man prøve å slappe av på noen små turer, og kanskje få tid til å nyte livet litt også?

Planen er å lage nye videoer om bilen når den er ute på veien igjen!

 

Arkiv stoff:

Den startet lett, men jeg får lavt olje-trykk. Må nok finne ut noe mer.. Kanskje dårlig kontakt til olje-trykksmåleren?

Beklagelig viss, så har 2 videoer fått samme nr. betegnelse…. Men dette er 2 ulike videoer  😉

 

 

De 2 første videoene om bilen ligger her:

 

The Love For Toyota’s 86 Is Eternal

This week, in partnership with Toyota, we take a ride in Ron Ng’s pair of Toyota 86. Although 31 years separate Ron’s Toyotas, both cars were concocted from similar recipes intended to delivery a tasteful drive.

If you’re unfamiliar with the famous Japanese econobox tuned driver’s bargain, listen to what Ron has to say. After owning eleven classic AE 86, he’s gained an encyclopedic knowledge of the Japanese nostalgic car commonly referred to as Hachi-Roku—literally translating to “8-6.”

Ron can’t seem to shake his hankering for the AE 86. “Whether it’s the AE 86 or the new Toyota 86, they’re a blast to drive. I can’t get away from it,” he says. After rebuilding six, Ron seems to be stuck with the hallmark Japanese hatchback, so he felt its modern equivalent, the new Toyota 86, would make the perfect addition.

“Driving the new Toyota 86, it definitely has the characteristics of driving the older Corolla. It’s engineered to be a driver’s car,” Ron states. Referring to his latest ‘86 GTS build and personal favorite Corolla to date, Ron admits it’s not an inherently fast car, “It’s a momentum car. You always have to push it. You’ve gotta learn your brake points properly to keep your RPMs up.” So when driving Toyota’s newest sportscar, Ron said «it kind of comes natural.»

With the high-strung 4GE-swapped four-pot blaring, Ron wrings out his Hachi-Roku through the winding back roads of Southern California’s magnificent mountain terrain, emulating a picturesque scene torn from the pages of Japanese touge anime.

“The new 86, or the old AE 86 Corolla, both cars share an amazing driving spirit. It makes you want to go out and have fun and enjoy yourself,» satisfyingly explains. That’s what it’s all about.

Video: 1984 Celica Liftback

En oppdatering 26/2/2017:

Denne videoen er gjenganger på toppen av videoer vist på vår Bildillamagasin YouTube konto. Slik har det vært lenge også. Den kamper med en av videoene om min Lexus ES250 og noen ganger kommer 77 Celica Liftback videoene opp i kampen. Men det er tydeligviss et ønske om mer stoff rundt denne bilen! Kanskje merkelig for oss i Norge, da denne bilen aldri var solgt er på berget…

Se videoen under….

 

 

Da avslutter vi 2015, men en god følelse. Flere besøk på vår YouTube kanal, og det skifter stadig på vilke videoer som har mest besøk. De siste ukene, så har denne videoen om min 1984 Celica kommet på toppen 🙂

 

En liten mobil video om vår 1984 Toyota Celica Liftback 2.0 XT.

Bilen ble kjøpt i Sverige, og importert til Norge.

 

Disse Celica modellene ble aldrig solgt i Norge. Vi fikk valget mellom Corolla GT, MR2 og Celica Supra 2,8. Men ingen Celica modeller i 1984…

Bilen har en 21R-C motor på 2 liter.

Vi kommer tilbake med mer info og flere videoer….

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A small mobile video about our 1984 Toyota Celica Liftback 2.0 XT.

The car was bought in Sweden and imported into Norway.

These Celica models were never sold in Norway. We were given the choice Corolla GT, MR2 and Celica Supra 2.8. But no Celica models in 1984 …

The car has a 21R-C engine of 2 liters.