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Hey everyone..!

Always seems to be alot of confusion with the Japanese market AW11 Variants and whatnot, so im going to try and clear some of it up..
Pretty much all of this is already out there, but gets blurred by all the garbage. Here it is again.. sharing my OCD-collected pics in one place. :)


First of all, the basics..
... in dot points.
- hit the market in mid 1984.
- 4AGE and sohc 3A through every year. 4AGZE aswell from mid 1986.
- auto and manual through all years.
- series 2 (MK1B) update in mid 1986.
- Sunroof or hardtop on any variant until mid 1986, afterwards hardtop or targa from mid 86 on. sunroof/targa was always an option.. it wasnt standard on any spec.
- production until 1989, at which point the SW20 was released.


Variants:

for MK1a we had: (all in order of how they appear on the pricelist, and EXCLUDING special editions)
- S
- G
- G-Limited

after a while it was updated to:
- S
- G
- G-Sport Package
- G-Limited

for MK1b we had:
- S
- G
- G-Limited
- G-Limited, Supercharger

almost straight away, we then had:
- S
- G
- G-Limited
- G, Supercharger
- G-Limited, Supercharger


Special editions:
this is always something that seems to have alot of confusion <_<

firstly, there is the WHITE LANNER:


basically an all-white G-Limited.. which is.. uhh.. great if you like white?

Then, BLACK LIMITED
again, G-Limited based, but this time all black.

 

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SUPER EDITION 1 (1988)

pictures:



G-Limited, Supercharger based.
specific white over gold ONLY, momo wheel, momo knob, half leather seats, super edition decals, etc.
being 1988 (NOT 1989), it hasnt got the 89 mirrors, LED wing, etc..
 

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SUPER EDITION 2 (1989)



G-Limited, Supercharger based.
came with aaaaalot of parts. probably as heavy as a manual AW11 will get!
Momo wheel and knob, Recaro's, SPECIFIC SE Blue paint (not the same as regular navy blue), gold pinstriping, Super Edition decals, etc..

closeup of the Momo wheel and knob used in both Super Editions:


the super edition 1 seats:
 

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The Recaro's that came with the Super Edtion 2:


These are Recaro LX-C's. that is their model... their name. not milano.. not Super Edition Recaro's.. or whatever.
Toyota used the identical seat in the 130 series SSR-G Surf; same seat with the standard headrest in the A70 Supra, with a different pattern as an option in the SW20, and probably others. many other manufacturers used it too.
it was a regular and very popular Recaro seat in that period. 'LX' because of the pointy sides on the backrest, and 'C' because of the sliding thigh support base.

ACCESORIES:

MK1A:


 

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(can see the MK1B style foglight covers here)


MK1B foglight:



Roof Racks:
Surfboard racks, with the padding and straps:

The Ski racks:

still never seen the roof storage box outside of the brochure pic. one day...
 

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Boot/Trunk Mats:
colour 1: (MK1A)


colour 2: (MK1B)


FLOORMATS:
All weather:

Red:

White:

also comes with rear trays, which are a light grey.
 

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Frunk Storage box:
MK1A:



MK1B:


Seat Covers:

the only ones i've ever seen.
never seen the other covers, or the half covers outside of the brochure..


will add more to this thread later. :]
hopefully some of you will find it interesting. :]
 

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Gotta love 80's styling. Fashioned trunk mats and seat covers. Hot damn I want one with all the accessories now. If only we could travel back in time.

Does anyone know if there were ever MR2 sunglasses? For any MK for that matter?
 

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All good, ill be posting more stuff tonight. :)

The little chrome things on the top of the front quarter panels (guards, fenders, whatever) are actually just marker lights. They were fibre optic, and simply glow so you can see the edges of the front of your car. Very common in japan, and suprisingly common on aw11s too.
Im not sure about the US market, but i know australian MX83 cressida's had the same piece..
 

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All good, ill be posting more stuff tonight. :)

The little chrome things on the top of the front quarter panels (guards, fenders, whatever) are actually just marker lights. They were fibre optic, and simply glow so you can see the edges of the front of your car. Very common in japan, and suprisingly common on aw11s too.
Im not sure about the US market, but i know australian MX83 cressida's had the same piece..
Those markers are definitely quite cool, I had the same things on my first car (a Japanese import 1988 ST170 Corona), fibre-optic cable from the inside of the park lights, took me a while to work out WTF was going on there back when I was 15! I had the exact same automatic headlight control box too. Haven't seen either of them on any AW11s though.
 

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This is amazing info on the AW11... thanks for posting! (And I thought I was obsessed... haha) :thumbup

-MR Noy

01 Yellow MR-S, 89 White MK1, 85 Red Hardtop
 
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