• Toyota Gazoo Racing Will Reproduce Spare Parts For The Old-School AE86 Corolla

If you’re looking for spare parts for your AE86 Toyota Corolla Levin and Sprinter Trueno, then you’re in luck

Toyota Gazoo Racing recently announced the reproduction of spare parts for the AE86 Toyota Corolla Levin and Sprinter Trueno as part of the company’s GR Heritage Parts Project. Don’t expect Toyota Gazoo Racing to reproduce every single spare part of the AE86, though. For this project, Toyota’s motorsports and tuning arm will only reproduce the AE86’s rear brake calipers, steering knuckle arms, and rear driveshafts.

Toyota Gazoo Racing Will Reproduce Spare Parts For The Old-School AE86 Corolla
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Production of the steering knuckle arms and rear brake calipers have already commenced, while the rear driveshafts will begin production on December 1. These parts will be available in Japan as soon as production begins, while availability outside Japan will vary depending on the region.

Toyota Gazoo Racing says that these parts will only be produced for a short amount of time. Once production ends, parts will still be available for purchase, but only while stock lasts.

Toyota Gazoo Racing Will Reproduce Spare Parts For The Old-School AE86 Corolla
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The AE86 Toyota Corolla Levin and Sprinter Trueno, which was produced from 1983 to 1987, has become an icon of Japanese car culture both in Japan and in the United States.

Toyota Gazoo Racing Will Reproduce Spare Parts For The Old-School AE86 Corolla
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Only vehicles powered by the famous 1.6-liter 4A-GE engine were officially designated as the AE86, and it was sold in the U.S. as the Corolla Sport GT-S. Today, the Toyota GR 86 seeks to continue to carry the torch that the original AE86 first held.

The AE86 went on to be featured in numerous animes, mangas, and films, such as Initial D and The Fast and the Furious franchise.

This is not the first time that Toyota Gazoo Racing has reproduced spare parts for highly-iconic classic cars. Earlier this year, spare parts were reproduced for the A70 and A80 Toyota Supra as well as the Land Cruiser 40.

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Toyota City, Japan, November 1, 2021―TOYOTA GAZOO Racing (TGR) has announced that it is reproducing spare parts for the Corolla Levin / Sprinter Trueno (“AE86”)*1, and will start selling them both domestically and overseas on November 1, as part of the GR Heritage Parts Project. The project reproduces spare parts that have been discontinued and sells them as genuine parts, in order to support customers who wish to continue driving older vehicles that are full of memories and that they truly love. TGR has already reproduced spare parts for the A70 and A80 Supra, the Toyota 2000GT, and the 40 Series Land Cruiser; the AE86 is the next model in the project.

The Levin and Trueno are the sports models in the Corolla and Sprinter series. Only vehicles equipped with the 1.6-liter DOHC 16-valve (4A-GEU) engine were given the “AE86” designation. Despite production having ceased more than 30 years ago, the AE86 continues to be extremely popular today, and is affectionately referred to in Japan as “hachi-roku,” meaning “eight-six.” The GR86 that was launched on October 28, 2021, and the 86 that went on sale in April 2012 both inherited the culture and tradition of the AE86.

From November 1, as and when preparations are complete, TGR will gradually make reproduced parts available for purchase at Toyota dealers, in the same way as normal genuine parts. However, the reproduced parts will only be produced for a limited period with the special cooperation of its suppliers; for this reason, after their production periods have ended, each reproduced part will only be available for purchase for as long as stocks last*2. Details such as part numbers and production periods will be published on the TGR website*3 from November 1, beginning with the parts that are ready for sale.

*1: Launch date: May 1983

*2: Some parts excluded

*3: See here for details: https://toyotagazooracing.com/gr/heritage/

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