Celicas

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

  1. Shadow10

    Shadow10 Been here awhile

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    From wikipedia:

    "In 1993 Toyota Motor Corporation bought TTE which then renamed Toyota Motorsport GmbH (TMG). At this time, as a fully owned part of Toyota Motor Corporation, Toyota Motorsport were employing 300 staff from 17 nations.

    In 1995 TTE was famously banned for 12 months from the WRC for cheating by designing a illegal air restrictor on the ST205 that included both a bypass mechanism and spring-loaded devices to conceal it from scrutineers.[1] In the 1996 and 1997, despite lack of works team appearance in 1996 due to the ban, TTE supported the Celica ST205 rallied by Italian HF Grifone Team, Toyota Team Sweden, Marlboro Toyota Team Belgium, and Tein Sport in the selected WRC events, before introduced the Corolla WRC in the 1997 Rally of Finland. When they returned to the WRC for 1998, they did so with a Corolla WRC driven by the crews of Carlos Sainz/Luis Moya and Didier Auriol/Denis Giraudet. They finished the season in second overall in both the Drivers' and Constructors' Championships.

    In 1999, however, the manufacturers championship was taken, the third in TTE's existence."
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  2. Cat0020

    Cat0020 El cheapo

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    Thread revival.

    Picked me up a 90 Celica GT Coupe, 5-speed, 69k mi. still OEM stock car.. with a tape deck:
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  3. RedRocket

    RedRocket Yeah! I want Cheesy Poofs

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    Looks clean for a snow country car
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  4. cogitate

    cogitate What Marcellus Wallace Looks Like

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    True! That was an excellent find. Craigslist?
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  5. Cat0020

    Cat0020 El cheapo

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    Single previous owner in Richmond, VA.. purchased via local auto auction... looks like someone replaced the OEM radiator:
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  6. Nico

    Nico Save the USA

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    You shouldn't put your hand on that piece of metal next to the alternator. The sticker says so.



    Nice find, BTW. :lol3
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  7. sloMark

    sloMark Long timer

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    Girl one year ahead of me in high school, she had a black AWD one (GT+4 or All Trac or something???). I was in love with her from afar, I thought it was soooo cool that she could drive a 5speed then, her plate was "TLC-88" , which were her initials and the year she'd graduate from HS, her dad was an orthopedic surgeon, he put my shoulder back together once (after a rugby game), he bought it for her...........I know she's now divorced, 3 kids.
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  8. plumber mike

    plumber mike Highdive Deepened

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  9. BioStrom

    BioStrom Adventurer

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    The early Celicas were great cars, I owned two of them, a 1977 hatchback and a 1976 sedan. The hatchback was truly awesome as it was a special edition with a tasteful decal package, leather wrapped steering wheel and gearshift, the ESP package, and special seat material. ESP was a dash readout that monitored fluid levels and brake wear, pretty advanced for those days. I ran it to 140,000 miles then sold it to my sister (to buy my first street bike) who later sold it to my brother. Estimated it had around 240k when it died, the odometer failed at 220k. Ran well over its entire useful life, helped out by a header and free flow exhaust. The 1976 was a brief relationship as I needed a 4WD for work and sold it after a year. I miss those cars more than any other I have owned since.
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  10. BillsR100

    BillsR100 Happy Paleoflatus

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    Yes. the early Celicas were great cars, I remember the ESP dash readout, was quite fancy for those days!
    Ownership of ours went like this... Parents buy it then after a few years give it to my sister, later she gives it to me, later I give it to my nephew, it FINALLY died in the middle of texas somewhere, it had 340,000 miles on it. I still don't really know how/why it died because my nephew just abandoned it because he deployed (ARMY) to Korea the next day, for all I know it probably just had a dead battery. :lol3
    looked exactly like this one..
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  11. ZCarFan2

    ZCarFan2 Been here awhile

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    There's a white 82-85 GT-S coupe on my commuting route just sitting in someone's driveway. I have to avert my eyes else I might be tempted. I nearly bought a white 5 speed GT-S from a friend back in high school and it's lingered in the back of my mind since.
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  12. MODNROD

    MODNROD Are we there yet?

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    I'm considering an older Lexus IS-200 for a long-distance highway runner, handles great (for a big heavy 6 cylinder lump up front), RWD 2L.
    Part of the reason is I can still hear the GT4 I tweaked years ago, on and off the throttle, pop pop pop, hoooge fun that car.

    I just KNOW I can put that 3S-GTE in the IS-200 RWD chassis and tune it up a bit..........
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  13. RedRocket

    RedRocket Yeah! I want Cheesy Poofs

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    I had an 85 GT hatch, it was indestructible. I owned it for 6 months, and almost tripled my money on it when I sold it.
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  14. svs

    svs Posts too much...

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    Just before I turned 16 my mom had this model... I learned to drive a stick in this vehicle...Ours was Brown and my dad had custom seat inserts made for it... wish I had some digital pics to post...

    It needed more power But it was a neat Car, My 510's would out run it all day long...
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  15. Rogue_Ryder

    Rogue_Ryder

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  16. svs

    svs Posts too much...

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    510's!!! IRS... Celica's back in the day were RWD stick axle -I think leaf spring.

    The red car was my first 510, Got in a wreck bought it back from the Insurance co stuck it in the garage, pulled all the parts and built the yellow one. About a year later my sister turned 16 and my Dad and I built the Red one back up and it became my sisters car.

    Was totally cool as a teenager to have these Car's. Thank you DAD for doing this for us!! :clap

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  17. Oldenuftaknowbetter

    Oldenuftaknowbetter Long timer

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    The 510 was a poor man's BMW 2002. Way more sophisticated than the Toyota sedans of the time. BTW, Celicas had solid rear axles but on coil springs, and came from the factory with radial tires from their US intro in 1971. The GTS model (circa 84?) did have IRS and 4 wheel discs.
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  18. KiloBravo

    KiloBravo Armchair Adventurer

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    Glad to see all the Celica owners here, one of my favorite cars to own was my 1979 Celica GT, Yellow with a sunroof, 5 speed.
    It was a one year old and on a used lot, I'm pretty sure it was a flood damaged car.
    Only major problem was replacing the clutch it went out twice over the years.
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  19. ZZ-R Rider

    ZZ-R Rider Captain Fantastic

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    Mmmmmm Celica's and 510's ... love all that vintage Japanese stuff! Have had several Toyotas in my lifetime, but never a Celica ... would love to own a mint 03-06 vintage! Those old Datsun's were great too ... the 510 reminds me of some time I spent in Vancouver, BC back in '82 ... a young guy my age, who worked at the same VW dealership as my uncle had a mid-70's 510 that he had tricked out as a road-rally runner ... had a lot of fun screaming around the Lower Mainland with that dude ... remember one warm September nite tearing up the mountain to Simon Fraser University, hanging on for dear life and grinning like a mad-man!
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  20. svs

    svs Posts too much...

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    510's were SCCA Champions.... Against all odds.

    BRE campaigned vehicles with Johnny Morton behind the wheel!!!



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