Fact of the Day: Lotus & Toyota

Did you know that Lotus used Toyota parts?

Fact 2018.2.20 (Lotus Toyota 2 tails) FINALw


1986 Toyota Corolla Levin AE86 coupe

FOTD 2018.2.19 (ae86 levin blue coupe)* SARD fuel pump
* PERFORMANCE stainless steel exhaust
* FUJITSUBO stainless exhaust manifold
* GT-spec interior
* KOUKI front seats
* KOUKI rear seats (mint!)
* PANASONIC blue battery
* BLACK Racing 8spoke wheels
* FRONT tower bar
* CUSTOM front springs
* TRD front shocks (because performance)
* TRD rear springs (because performance)
* TURD on paint (because pigeon)
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1987 Toyota Corolla Levin GT AE86

FOTD 2017.11.27 (AE86 electric blue corolla levin) FINAL* ONLY just 76,500km/47,530mi actual!
* 0.5MM enlarged stock pistons
* BALANCED crankshaft
* BALANCED connecting rods
* HEAVYDUTY connecting rod bolts
* 0.5MM surfaced cylinder head
* TRD metal gasket
* HKS valve springs
* VALVES polished
* PORTS polished
* VALVE seats modified
* VITZ valve cylinders
* MODIFIED engine block oil line
* HEAVYDUTY oil pump springs
* MODIFIED stock cam sprockets
* TRD plug cords
* NGK #8 racing plugs
* CUSCO 1-way LSD
* TRUST Airinx air intake (no filter)
* TRUST exhaust manifold
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1985 Toyota Corolla Levin AE86 barn find!

FOTD 2017.5.17 (AE86 Levin barn find white) FINAL* ONE owner
* STOCK condition
* ONLY just 34,240km/21,270mi actual
* UNDRIVEN for 24 years
* LAST road certificate expired in 1993
* 1.6L, RWD, 5MT
* WATANABE wheels
* TRUNK clean
* ENGINE clean
* SUSPENSION original
* CAR seems to be unmodified
* CASTROL stickers (+10hp)
* MUDGUARDS intact (“Levin” logo!)
* FLOORMATS intact
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Before Initial D, there was this.


* Author: Shuichi Shigeno (Initial D creator)
* Title: Tonneru wo Nuketara Sky Blue (a.k.a. First Summer in Love)
* Release date: 1992 (Initial D: 1995)
* Number of volumes: Just this one book. (Initial D: forty eight).
* Plot: Girl likes boy. They start dating. Boy aloof and distant. Boy starts part-time job.  Meets new girl at work.  Likes new girl.  Drama, love, and a big car chase: AE86 vs Z32.