Yep, Old Bluey. I got this car from Lygon street believe it or not, it popped up on gumtree and I jumped on it as soon as I saw it. I pretty much only bought it for the rear louvre and air conditioning parts to transplant into mine. It was cheap enough for me to justify the buy, so yeah. Also took off the mud flaps because they looked pretty good. She’s now sitting in the backyard waiting for the aircon operation, after that its another bye bye rolla post.
Yep. Told you I’d be back in one again. This time one that actually runs, drives good and has registration. In all seriousness this car was a hell of a find. 75,000kms on the clock, One lady owner all its life who always garaged it, pretty much as mint as they come. Only draw back is that its an auto, still I’m a happy man. Here is some photo’s from the day I picked it up.
All these things happened around late 2016 to early 2017. So we’re pretty much up to date… Apart from one thing.
I’ll keep this one short. Due to a lack of funds in my account and 3 money pits in my possession, It was time to say goodbye to the KE70. Having sat untouched in the garage for a few months also prompted me to pass it on to someone who would bring it back to life. It gauged a lot of interest which resulted in a quick and swift heartbreaking sale. It bothered me a lot that I had to get rid of it but I knew one day I’d be rolling in one again. These are the Pictures I put up for the sale post.
Yeah yeah yeah I get it three’s too many….. but not for me. I felt like I couldn’t just ride around all the time so I searched for a reliable and new-ish daily driver. Through my extensive search for the right car, I proudly ended up with a 1983 Toyota Celica XX import from Japan. Now I know what you’re thinking “what the hell is that?”, to me this is one of the coolest cars in existence. Sporting the 5mgeu, this car was labelled as the 2800GT. I love this thing to absolute bits, even though its a massive pain in the ass. Mostly because it’s far from perfect and I don’t have the money to fix it but also because I don’t have the knowledge and resources to do the job properly. None the less its an absolutely amazing car. Will post more pictures in the future when its in a state that i’m proud of.
No not the Corolla, I also had a Kawasaki Ninja 250R that I shared my love with at the time. Thought I’d mention it as it was what I rode around while fixing up the Corolla. I always thought it would be cool to ride a motorbike but it was never something I’d intended to actually do. One day I was browsing Gumtree and came across a really cheap Ninja 250r special edition. I didn’t know anything about bikes, except for at that very moment…. I wanted one. I didn’t end up getting the one that was super cheap but eventually after a few more weeks of keeping my eye out, I snatched one up for a pretty good price. I spent a crap ton on that thing, but in my eyes it was worth it. Here is some pics of the bike with all the mods I did.
I spent about a week polishing up the KE, it looked immaculate when I was done. Some time in its past life it had a respray, which is why the paint ended up coming out so great. The car didn’t have any rust but it did have imperfections in the paint which I assumed was rust starting to come through. I’d spend my nights in the garage drinking cola CC’s, listening to Title fight, Basement, Citizen, Superheaven, etc with the outdoor heater on and the polisher in my hands just going over the rolla. That was my happy place, it was nice while it lasted. Here are some cool shots it took with my hella good photography skills.