Published on November 3rd, 2021 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez0
Toyota AE86 Owners Can Soon Get New Parts From GR Heritage Parts
TOYOTA GAZOO Racing to Reproduce and Sell Spare Parts for the AE86.
The recent surge in interest in Japanese Domestic Market (JDM) cars around the world and also Malaysia has given a new lease of life to many neglected Japanese cars and also prompted a large number of JDM car owners in Malaysia to sell their cars and reap in the rewards.
With selling prices rising every quarter, some cars have more than doubled in value in the past year and a few others have even risen as high as 300 percent in value from its 2019 values.
One brand that has benefited the most from the rising JDM prices is Toyota and specifically the Corolla nameplate. The Corolla Levin is changing hands today for RM140,000 upwards from a measly RM60,000 5 years ago and the Supra A80 model is fetching between RM280,000 and RM330,000 from a low RM130,000 5 years ago.
So, the business of new parts for these rising JDM classics makes a lot of sense and we could see more Toyota cars being restored to their former glory.
PRESS RELEASE: TOYOTA GAZOO Racing (TGR) has announced that it is reproducing spare parts for the Corolla Levin / Sprinter Trueno (“AE86”) 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.
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.
Details such as part numbers and production periods will be published on the TGR website from November 1, beginning with the parts that are ready for sale.