Celicas

Discussion in 'Shiny Things' started by assquatch20, Aug 15, 2012.

  1. RedRocket

    RedRocket Yeah! I want Cheesy Poofs

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    In 96 I picked up a nice clean 85 GT hatchback with about 140,000 mi. It was a solid, but Unexciting drive. It looked great though.
    They say cars only depreciate, but this one was different. I paid $1300, spent a few Hun on timing chain guides, and a couple of other little things, and five months into it somebody waved a $3500 bill at me.:1drink
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  2. RedRocket

    RedRocket Yeah! I want Cheesy Poofs

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    The average age of the owner of one of those today is about your age.
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  3. assquatch20

    assquatch20 Hoss Cat

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    Then we need to do something about people my age, huh?
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  4. Hay Ewe

    Hay Ewe Just a Wannabe

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    I have liked most of the Celicas produced and saw this thread and thought, kewl, Celica pics, but not till those rally ones - you guys are slacking!

    Anyway, I built a Tamiay scale model of one of the rallye celicas, with the castrol colors - yeah, it came out ok but not great.... collecting dust - wife likes it though...

    post more pics!
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  5. assquatch20

    assquatch20 Hoss Cat

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    It ain't pretty, trust me. And something that gets me is the ride height. I'm not a tall dude, but I have to fall down to get in and climb out.
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  6. AZbiker

    AZbiker Crunkin' with crackers

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    The first year of Supra that wasn't the same as the Celica was 1986.5.
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  7. lethe

    lethe Long timer

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    Got my wife a 2001 GT in 2002 and had it for a few years
    I thought it might be mainly marketing that it claimed to be 15 more horsepower than the same engine in the Corolla until the first time underneath for an oil change. Nice large diameter exhaust the whole way and also a significantly different intake. It was a fun little car and phenomenal in the snow with snow tires on it, only limitation then was ground clearance. Not necessarily fast but also wouldn't call it slow and it could really make up time on the back roads.
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  8. Shadow10

    Shadow10 Been here awhile

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    Brought my "new" 1993 Celica home tonight.

    I forgot how good these cars are. Very smooth, sweet handling, nice to drive, loads of torque and definitely no slouch.

    All this even by modern standards.

    I will post some pics when I have given it a good once over. Its not quite looking as good as it can.

    I have a very dodgy lower back, so I think I will be looking for an orthopedic seat from Recaro.

    After that it will be a sweet, sweet ride!
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  9. MotoChris521

    MotoChris521 Been here awhile

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    My first "car" was a silver '75 GT coupe. I wish I could find another one.
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  10. Rogue_Ryder

    Rogue_Ryder 速 Flat Biller 速

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    The Celica became a FWD car and soon after the 86.5 Supra came out, the Supras went more into super car territory and the Celica eventually became a hairdressers car.

    I disagree that the Scion FR-S should be called the Celica, the new FR-S is a pure RWD sports car which the last time a Celica was RWD was over 25rys ago! Even though it's roots were as a RWD sports car, it spent more time as a sporty FWD (save the all-tracs) sporty coupe. And it definitely doesn't deserve to be called a Supra either since it's only a 4cyl.
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  11. Land

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    Eight? Pfft. We had 14 people in my buddy Russell's '77 GT Liftback one time.:lol3

    Well, in might be a bit of a stretch. There were some legs outside the hatch.:lol3

    Russell had that car in the mid '80s. The 14-people incident was after a group of us watched "Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom" at the Astro Triple on College Avenue in Clemson, SC.:D I was 14, and so were most of the other people in the car except Russell, who was 17.

    Love those old Celicas.

    Chris
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  12. Jeffy

    Jeffy Hmm...

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    I agree. The FR-S looks back at the the 2000GT, S800 and the Corolla GT-S. In Japan and Europe it's called the GT-86 which I think is what they should have called it in the US, Toyota like using letters and not numbers here in the US though.

    I always liked the GT-Four's. Carlos Sainz won the WRC Driver Titles in '90 and '92 in his ST185.
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  13. Rogue_Ryder

    Rogue_Ryder 速 Flat Biller 速

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    I agree GT-86 would be a better name. Kinda reminds you of the AE86, another cool old rwd Toyota.
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  14. Jeffy

    Jeffy Hmm...

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    AE86 is just a chassis designation. The name only caught on outside Japan through the Manga and Anime Initial-D. The AE86 is the 1985-1987 Toyota Corolla GT-S in North American Markets. Corolla Levin and Sprinter Trueno, GT-Apex and GTV were the other model names used in Japan. The AE86 was also used in Group A and N rally racing which is another reason it was popular back in the day.

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    Oh and that's a Gen2 Celica next to it.
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  15. Rogue_Ryder

    Rogue_Ryder 速 Flat Biller 速

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    ^That's some bad ass rally action right! I've never seen a Corolla rallying before, just the All-Trac Celicas, neat to see the old 2nd gen and a Corolla though.

    This '74 is for sale on our local craigslist, probably drives alot like it originally did with that truck engine just with more modern fueling and better reliability
    http://denver.craigslist.org/cto/3282175046.html
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  16. Shadow10

    Shadow10 Been here awhile

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    I noticed today that one of the front upper suspension mounts is cracked. Bloody annoying.

    They are cheap enough to buy.

    Anyone know if its an easy job to replace them? Any special tools or method required?
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  17. jtb

    jtb Long timer

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    They're everywhere mate!

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    Even Carlos SAINZ used to drive one, after the Celica's of course... (then the bastards pulled their dollars from Rally and sent them to F1 instead :dunno:baldy dopey Toyota management!)
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  18. LuciferMutt

    LuciferMutt Rides slow bike slow

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    Bah. Not every new car needs to be named after an old car. Let them do something new for a change -- and I'm glad they did as the FR-S/BRZ is a fabulous, pure little sports car in its own right and doesn't need to be tied down to the past.
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  19. Dr Klaun

    Dr Klaun Been here awhile

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    If I remember correctly, didn't the Toyota factory team get caught cheating with their turbos, or some piece thereof, that was machined to allow more air intake? I seem to recall reading this some years back and Toyota pulled out of WRC "ashamed"... I know somebody around here must know the story better than I.
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  20. RedRocket

    RedRocket Yeah! I want Cheesy Poofs

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    I guess you'd need a spring compressor.
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