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Two times the charm: Ary’s Toyota Starlet SE 1989 on TRD wheels
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The early generation of Toyota Starlet hold a special place in the hearts of many motoring enthusiasts. For some reason they seem to have that something special that just gets under your skin, a feeling like you’re being just a little bit as a cool racer every time you take one out for a spin. This reputation was quickly earned way back in late 80s when this gen of Starlet was first launched.

Featuring a light weight chassis and strong power plant, it was a package that really rewarded the driver who was willing to put the effort in. So it should come as no surprise then that they have built up a massive following over the years. One of the best Starlet example is owned by Ary. A motoring enthusiasts who lived in one of the most beautiful cultural city in Indonesia, Jogjakarta. He choose this starlet because he has many of four sedans and had been thinking to have something a little different in a hatchback. 

For us personally the different is clearly shown here. It is not everyday you get to see a clean 1989s Toyota Starlet down the street, and it’s definitely not even a single day you get to see one quite like this.

Most of the exterior side has been restored and refreshed to brought back the shines. Ary spent countless hours to searching for most quality and it’s OEM parts to replaces, changes, and complementing several rare OEM from Japan as well from front lip. rear spoilers, side mirrors, etcs. 

One of the best things that Ary installed in this Starlet was an uber rare of TRD wheels set that completely rebuilt long before he had this lady. The stance of this car was also supported by the usage of coilovers which round out the exterior with a pretty overall looks. So after all is said and done so far, we asked Ary if there was anything be would have done differently, and he said that he would change nothing, because it’s exactly how he wanted the car to turn out. For him, the best thing about this car is the way this car sit with a sleek paint and clean wheels, he told us that he was a very happy and always put a full smile on his face when this car sitting on his driveway.