Modified Toyota Starlet KP61
When Amanda was old enough to drive, her first weapon was a Peugeot 306, which she still has! “It seems I’m good at buying cars but not so good at selling,” she laughs. One look at her driveway proves she’s not joking either. As well as the 306, Amanda has a Sierra, a twin-cam Corolla AE86, a daily driver EP71 Starlet and, of course, the slightly awesome KP61 Starlet.
The Jap-import KP was added to the collection around three years ago and although it was interesting and unusual, the original tired red and black colour scheme did it no favours. Amanda could see past this though and got to work.
The Fresh Midnight purple paintjob was first, expertly applied by Oriel Auto Specialists. Amanda went on to mess around with other bits like wheels and coilovers, but it wasn’t until 2011 when her initial vision became reality.