HOT ENGLISH MUSTARD: Kojima’s daily-driven AE86 Levin

October 29, 2014 6:34 pm Published by

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You might have seen the AE85 I picked up recently in one of the posts below this one. Check out the daily-driver that belongs to the guy I purchased it from!

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The owner’s name is Kojima, and he’s an old-school drifter who quit for many years, but recently decided to get back into it. I visited him recently to pick up some extra paperwork for my new car, and I took some photos of his daily driver, this rather nice Levin coupe.

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A Grip Royal wheel was chosen to complement the mustard-yellow paintjob. Kojima said he picked the colour because he thought it would be subtle, but it ended up being quite attention-getting.

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Since it’s a daily, heavy steelies are no problem to roll on. These are based on Toyota light truck wheels, and were banded by Kamagaya Wide Wheel.

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The specs are 185/55R Bridgestone Potenza RE-01 on 14×9.5J -23.

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Since the rims stick out a bit, Kojima has been pulled over a couple of times and fined for them. Rims protruding from the guards, known as “hamidashi” is a fairly common reason for modified cars to be pulled over in Japan.

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This is his daily, but you can see some of Kojima’s driving in his circuit car in this video. Watch for the constantly dirt-dropping matte-brown hatch out in front.

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