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Old 24th April 2009, 12:00   #16
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Congrats Ram, for another Toyota addition to your garage. As Pulsar said, now start saving some money for an MLCP ( Multi Level Car Parking) construction

The passion that you carry is pretty rare and unique these days. Keep it going !!!
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Old 24th April 2009, 12:03   #17
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Thanks Avi.Passion comes with support from all the T-BHP guys like you,Suren,Pulsar 56,to keep me going acquiring automobiles.
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Wow Hillram. That is one beautifully maintained toyota. Most of these cars are totally bused. Hence finding a good one is really tough. great find!!
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45k! thats a steal man!
congratulations.
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Thanks Avi.Passion comes with support from all the T-BHP guys like you,Suren,Pulsar 56,to keep me going acquiring automobiles.
Just noticed you may have to take special permission from mods to add your new acquisition in your signature. 2 lines have already exhausted.
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Congrats Ram!! And yes, what a surprise!
Although am not really a fan of the post 70s Corollas ('look too square to me, sorry!) your car sure is one well-kept example!
OT: What happened to your dream of collecting Fiats btw??

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Congrats Ram, for another Toyota addition to your garage. As Pulsar said, now start saving some money for an MLCP ( Multi Level Car Parking) construction
He's not the only person to start saving for one- I've long been in queue myself! All the more desperate especially now, with some issues I've been facing on parking my cars in our township!! :sigh:

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The passion that you carry is pretty rare and unique these days. Keep it going !!!
Nevertheless, it sure seems to succeed in having some of you guys from the shifting-gears section drive by this side atleast once in a while!

Nice to see ya here too!
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Old 25th April 2009, 00:13   #22
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Shyam..my hunt for Fiats is on.Also would like to collect car brands/models that i already own like : Opel,Fiat,Toyota,Mitsubishi..hence
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Now thats something you dont see everyday. Lovely car Ram. You have a great choice. Seeing this Corona brought back childhood memories. These are the Toyotas I grew up with. We used to own a Toyota Cressida in Dubai way back in 1983. I wonder if there are any well kept Cressidas around.
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Although am not really a fan of the post 70s Corollas ('look too square to me, sorry!) your car sure is one well-kept example!
A little mistake to be noted here- I meant TOYOTAS but ended up typing Corollas instead, this is what happens if you're stuck late at night to the net I guess!

Anyways, good going again, ram! How's your other Toyota doing?
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wow nice congrats !! my father has a 82 corona which is the same body style in mint condition every single thing in it is still in the condition it was back in 82 when he bought it new with the exception of a few things like the headliner is sagging a bit will take some pics for you when im back home in the vacations.
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Congrats Ram!! Thats a well maintained beautiful car. Lucky you!

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- Rims are that of Esteem (onlydefect)
Dont worry about the wheel rims they actually look like they belong to that period.
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Old 27th August 2009, 12:31   #27
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Default Yokos for my Toyota Corona

It was time to upgrade shoes for my Toyota Corona as the old Esteem rims,MRFs and rickety(pic 1) wheel caps
were giving me heart burn.
I headed to Ashoka Wheels (probably the mecca for wheels) and started to first choose the Alloy pattern.
I wanted a simple 5-Spoke design that would be suitable for a bot of retro look to match the 80s era.Soon spotted a Plati 13" which
fitted like a glove.
Now the challenge of choosing a tubeless tyres was immense as I had Michelin,Bridgestone,COntinental,Pirelli,Yokohamas and a Chinese Brand were available.
Intrestingly the freebies were alluring too-Laptop bag for Continental,Travel Bag for Michelins,T-Shirt and Key ring for Yokohamas.
After lot of deliberations I choose Yokohama A-Drive 13/185.
Soon they were fitted and I insisted on filling Nitorgen..35 psi.The look of the wheel totally changed and i felt tremendously satisfied.The whole deal costed me:
Rs.8500 for 4 Plati Alloys,Rs.10500 for 4 Yokohamas.
After nearly 2 days of driving on new shoes and socks,its a wonderful experiance.The car glides literally now and the driving pleasure is unimaginable.
Next in cards is the upgrade for my Corolla and Golf.
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Nice way to treat a old car , this shows how much you care for it .Others would opted just enough to keep it running . Nice rims and tires .
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awesome car..My dad used to own one of these and we had if for over 18 years before we sold it for about the same price.

You don't need a power steering for this one since its real smooth i recall.
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Laid your hands on a beauty.What is top speed that can be achieved & is it to early to ask abt the mileage?
pls post the Tec.Spec.
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