AE86 – Out in the Garbage Pile

I was in Tateshina at my fathers Bach in Nagano Prefecture. Whilst I was down there, we were driving towards a small town called Chino.

On the way, an orange car dumped on some old tyres Beside a Dunlop tyre shop caught my eye… It was a AE86 Levin Hatch!

I went to the shop and asked the shop owner what had happened…

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The shop owner said that this was one of his customers old Cars that needed to be placed somewhere for a period of time…

Its been around 6-7 Years since its moved from that spot , and some people have happily taken parts of the car without the owners permission.

It had a cage, bright orange/yellow paint job so I asked if it was used in any races to see if it had any history behind it, and I was told that it was featured in one of the first Option2 Video`s as it was racing in something called ***** Battle… I Forgot what the owner told me haha.

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But it has seen better days, the owner had placed it there as it had bent the chassis and has been sitting there ever since.

A cool find indeed, but to see a 86 placed in the middle of nowhere rusted to bits kind of makes me think, what a waste. But on the other hand, there must be many more like this and It make me want to find them!

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8 comments

  1. Good story! At least it is serving a purpose. It has a broken spine and can only lie there while it is pick pocketed by hungry car enthusiasts. One day someone may buy it and fix it up. Who knows?

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