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2013 Toyota GT86

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The Project

This 2013 Toyota GT86 was brought into our workshop for Waxoyl rustproofing to the underside of the car and a small paintwork repair to the left wing mirror.

30th April 2024: To start, the surface corrosion was removed from the underside of the car and then Waxoyl applied to seal and protect the surfaces. The outer left wing mirror has been removed and is being prepared for a minor paintwork repair.

Transmission – check second gear engages smoothly. The triple-cone synchros can be slow to work when cold, causing a graunchy change. Some owners recommend pausing in neutral after first gear, then engaging second with a firm shove. Technicians recommend fresh fluid.

Gear – Some owners will have swapped the slidy Michelin Primacy tyres for 225-section rubber on wider rims offering better grip. The Vehicle Stability Control can be partially disengaged but, to switch it off completely, follow the complicated procedure outlined at

Body – Owner forums are full of tales of misted-up tail-light lenses. Cars still in warranty will be given replacements. Also reported is corrosion around the bottom of the quarter light pillar.

Interior – lists feedback from its rattles thread. The biggest culprits are the rear seats and trim, parcel shelf and lower dash. Tweeter covers, engine covers and dashboard brackets also come in for criticism. On early cars, a rattle from the gearlever above 4000rpm was a warranty issue.

The team at Carrosserie love these GT86s and are at their current price point think they represent excellent value for money. Own a GT86 or any other Toyota – regardless of whether it’s an MR2, Starlet or Yaris GR we are here to assist with your ownership experience.

2013 Toyota GT86 | Classic Car Restoration | Carrosserie
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I cant recommend Carrosserie highly enough, the service was exemplary from start to finish and the workmanship is second to none. I highly recommend giving the team a call for any work you need doing to your classic car, no matter what it is, you will not be disappointed!
Dr Tim Moss
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Thank you to all at Carroserie who have provided absolute commitment, professional expertise, the ultimate in personal service and 'tender loving care' for my 84-year-old car.

I cannot recommend Carroserie highly enough.
Nigel Cramp
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Great friendly and helpful team at Carrosserie. Highly quality work. This is the second time I've used their services.

Highly recommended if you want quality restoration or paint work.
Phil Sage
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The work carried out here is like magic, the standard the cars leave is fantastic, the cars they restore are works of art!

12th June 2024

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