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Tomica Premium No.40 Toyota Sprinter Trueno AE86

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Tomica Premium No.40 Toyota Sprinter Trueno AE86 

The AE86 series of the Toyota Corolla Levin and Toyota Sprinter Trueno are small, front-engine/rear-wheel-drivemodels within the front-engine/front-wheel-drive fifth generation Corolla (E80) range — marketed by Toyota from 1983 to 1987 in coupé and liftback configurations.

Lending themselves to racing, the cars were light, affordable, easily modifiable and combined a five-speed manual transmission, optional limited slip differential, MacPherson strut front suspension, high revving (7800 rpm), twin-cam engine with oil cooler (e.g., in the US), near 50/50 front/rear weight balance, and importantly, a front-engine/rear-drive layout — at a time when this configuration was waning industry-wide.

(Source: Wikipedia)

  Here is the new mold of the new Tomica Premium Toyota Sprinter Trueno AE86. There are about 4 editions of the Tomica AE86. This new which included a new pair of plastic rear light and 4 spoke signature Toyota rims.

  

  Sadly, the mold did not provide any movable pop-up headlight. For the safety reason, some of the Tomica design did not provide the side mirrors. 

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It is difficult to find some documentary photo of AE86 with the original factory rims.

(Source: 3)

 

  The Japan anime "Initial D" which is collective memories for all of the car fans. Because of this anime, it brought the world to know the car and drifting culture of Japan. The AE86 is the spirit and the representative for those. 

(Source: 4 Pinterest)

  We watched " Initial D" when we were a kid. Now we have grown up, some of the fans bought a 1:1 AE86 for their childhood dream and the will paste the signature logo of the "Tofu shop" on their car. 

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  For recent years, some of the car fans owned a shop and decorated it the same as the Tofu shop in the comic. In this photo, it is one of the shops which selling automobile product in Hong Kong.  

(Source: 6 Pinterest)

Here is the gathering of the AE86 owners in Hong Kong.  

 

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Sources:

1. AE86 TRUENO - INITIAL D PROJECT

https://www.torque-gt.co.uk/blog/post/ae86-trueno-project

2. 半個世紀的輝煌,卡羅拉家族史—五代AE86

https://kknews.cc/car/nvnap85.html

3. 那些年我們曾經看過的賽車動畫(3) 頭文字D

https://autos.udn.com/autos/story/12168/4289378

4. Touch.style

https://www.pinterest.com/pin/429601251952441994/

5. 秋名山之神 1984 Toyota Sprinter Trueno (AE86)

http://www.carplushk.com/秋名山之神-1984-toyota-sprinter-trueno-ae86/

6. Speedhunter. com 

https://www.pinterest.com/pin/236931630367097018/

 

 

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