To call the AE86 a legend is an understatement. We recognize the Hachiroku as a symbol of the golden years in Japanese automotive history and preserving that history is becoming increasingly difficult with time. Chester has been a Toyota guy since he fell in love with his uncle Abel’s green ‘86 coupe while on a family trip to Guatemala. Hours spent together cruising through Santa Rosa stuck with Chester and he knew he had to have an 86 of his own one day. When Abel passed away, Chester knew it was time to build one of the iconic Corolla’s in his uncle’s honor, and the search began. He was able to track down that exact green ‘86 coupe, but unfortunately it slipped away before he could get to it. He continued looking for the perfect base and finally snagged the car he has today. It marked the beginning of Chester’s journey to build an AE86 in the name of Heritage and Honor.
Fast forward over 3 years and the Toyota Technician has produced a timeless AE86 adored by many. Chester says that there is a lot more in the works but he is very happy with how the car has come along thus far.
The 15 inch SSR XR4 Longchamps help the 86 achieve a classic look with modern performance.
Chester went with kouki redline taillights paired with a molded TRD wing to give the rear of the car and smooth while aggressive look.
Small details like these carbon fiber visors can be found all over the car.
Just for good taste: A 1988 Guatemala license plate sits on the dash. He’s still on the hunt for a 1986 plate.
Bring back the pop-ups!
The man himself.
Owner: Lester Donis
Location: Rhode Island
Blacktop 20v Swap
Sam Q waterline relocation kit
T3 Velocity stacks
Honda Coil pack conversion
Pipercross ITB filter
Koyo Aluminum Radiator
T3 brake booster heatshield
Carbon fiber spark plug and cam gear cover
Exedy 10lb flywheel with Exedy OEM clutch
HKS sport exhaust
4.77 gears TRD 2way LSD Rear end
Retro spec carbon fiber center console, radio console and shifter console
Nostalgic Grains wooden shift kbob
TRD nardi steering wheel
2013 Scion FRS seats
Full black GTS interior with Bride inserts
OEM JDM Zenki front and Rear bumper
OEM zenki front lip and grill
Kouki eyelids and corners
Kouki Redline taillights
TRD molded wing
J blood side skirts
Carbon fiber J blood rear fins
Retro spec carbon fiber eye lids
VIS carbon fiber hood
Retro spec carbon fiber window visor
Whiteline sway bars
Poly urethane suspension bushings
T3 lateral bar
Project MU front and rear brake pads
Project Mu Rotors
Stainless steel brake lines
Model: XR4 Longchamps
Size: 15×8.5 Front ; 17×8.5 Rear
Offset: -8 Front ; -20 Rear
Model: S Drive
Size: 195/50/15 Front ; 205/50/15 Rear