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19celica90
12-09-2007, 08:24 PM
I heard word of mouth that a guy was selling something that may be the holy grail to us celica owners.......anybody guess what it was???

Hookecho
12-09-2007, 10:05 PM
cup holders?

Murgatroy
12-09-2007, 10:18 PM
An Un-bent deck lid for a coupe 5th Gen?

MrWOT
12-09-2007, 10:23 PM
Unless it's a 503E I think you might be over-hyping a bit

Murgatroy
12-09-2007, 10:26 PM
The IMSA GTO 4th Gen? Not the commemorative ST165, the real race car?

Even then I am not sure...

The Star Wars `77 Liftback?

That would be cool.

Other than that I can't think of a Holy Grail to Celica owners.

Murgatroy
12-09-2007, 10:32 PM
Unless it's a 503E I think you might be over-hyping a bit
Mmm, Good read: http://www.toysport.com/Technical%20Information/toyota_twin_cam_article.htm

We could both be on the right track. :hehe:

goretro77
12-09-2007, 11:14 PM
Mmm, Good read: http://www.toysport.com/Technical%20Information/toyota_twin_cam_article.htm

We could both be on the right track. :hehe:

Maybe this? 4 cyl. Turbocharged. 503E engine. IMSA GTP Champion.
http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y75/goretro77/Number98-1.jpg

Cavanagh
12-09-2007, 11:18 PM
?

Nodda Clue

Sean
12-09-2007, 11:25 PM
Mr. Toyota himself hiding?

19celica90
12-10-2007, 12:47 AM
hahahaa..all good guess guys, one guess was kinda close, but not quite exact.....i'll have to give u some clues i guess

Sean
12-10-2007, 12:48 AM
Dude.. just tell us.

Disco Dan
12-10-2007, 12:51 AM
Is it a 2000 GT? I'd like one of those. They were hot.

geebes
12-10-2007, 12:54 AM
An alltrac with 5 miles on it. Mint?

Or the plans for the next generation celica alltrac?

Or the plans to the deathstar?

My guesses.

T-spoon
12-10-2007, 01:00 AM
If no further information is given soon, this thread = total failure.

goretro77
12-10-2007, 01:04 AM
The Lemans Toyota GT One?:
http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y75/goretro77/toyota2a.jpg

Cavanagh
12-10-2007, 01:04 AM
Tell or BAN!

Mr Celica
12-10-2007, 01:21 AM
so much suspense!!! WTF DID YOU FIND!

TEAMFaint
12-10-2007, 01:55 AM
Negative rep for you!

grayscale
12-10-2007, 01:59 AM
I'm still trying to figure out if YOU found it in a shed or if some guy is selling it....which is it?

celicaGT90_05
12-10-2007, 02:00 AM
The Lemans Toyota GT One?:
http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y75/goretro77/toyota2a.jpg

Ahhh! I want!

19celica90
12-10-2007, 02:02 AM
I'm still trying to figure out if YOU found it in a shed or if some guy is selling it....which is it?
i found it....then bought it immediately....im at work so i cannot access my pics, i get off in 2 1/2 hours.

Cavanagh
12-10-2007, 02:03 AM
Ahhh! i cant wait till 10:30!!!!:runaway: :D

extremeskillz
12-10-2007, 02:05 AM
just tell us damn it, i hate it when you guys do this??????

Mr Celica
12-10-2007, 02:07 AM
description or ban

burnyd
12-10-2007, 02:09 AM
play doing the electric slide?

I meen that was popular in his days!

extremeskillz
12-10-2007, 02:11 AM
I was thinking more like Play and Luni playing Halo!!!

mighty
12-10-2007, 02:21 AM
Man if its not something tahts going to do anything you getting Banned lolol :smokin: 10:30 hmmm10:30 yayayayaya

burnyd
12-10-2007, 02:30 AM
Man if its not something tahts going to do anything you getting Banned lolol :smokin: 10:30 hmmm10:30 yayayayaya

haha plays rebuttle will be a 4 paragraph story about him when he was in his 20s jammin with the ladies at some dance party!

Ghosty
12-10-2007, 02:31 AM
If it's a "holy grail" and resides in an old man's shed, it's gotta be hardcore vintage.

My guess is a 1st gen, or like someone said earlier, a 2000GT.

But there were only about 300 of them made... so maybe it's a Carol Shelby SCCA 2000GT?

You said "celica" and not "supra" so I'm hesitant to say a MKI Supra.

Sean
12-10-2007, 02:34 AM
Sorry guys, we will never know, as I have banned him.

I told him I will unban him as soon as he emails me what it is.

Sorry folks :(

extremeskillz
12-10-2007, 02:34 AM
Crap!!

burnyd
12-10-2007, 02:36 AM
Sorry guys, we will never know, as I have banned him.

I told him I will unban him as soon as he emails me what it is.

Sorry folks :(


+1

Sean
12-10-2007, 02:37 AM
My guess is a 503E powered 2000gt, with Carlos Sainz passed out drunk in the passenger seat, and a rare bottle of chivas regal scotch.

Sean
12-10-2007, 02:37 AM
That is if you guys lets me have 3 guesses :hehe:

Ghosty
12-10-2007, 02:38 AM
http://www.toyotalife.com/toyota/2000gt/

Hookecho
12-10-2007, 02:42 AM
i feel a let down coming.

burnyd
12-10-2007, 02:46 AM
its going to be a 4 door camry with 10k on it heh.

goretro77
12-10-2007, 02:48 AM
The IMSA GTO 4th Gen? Not the commemorative ST165, the real race car?


I saw the IMSA GTO Celicas raced by team owner Dan Gurney during the '90s. They kicked ass and went on to win the IMSA GTO Manufacturers's and Driver's Championship:
:bowdown: :bowdown:

http://truesdell.eng.uci.edu/2005_08_20_historics/toyota/toyota_imsa_gto/images/Toyota_IMSA_GTO_038.jpg

http://truesdell.eng.uci.edu/2005_08_20_historics/toyota/toyota_imsa_gto/images/Toyota_IMSA_GTO_026.jpg

http://truesdell.eng.uci.edu/2005_08_20_historics/toyota/toyota_imsa_gto/images/Toyota_IMSA_GTO_035.jpg


Since these cars (there were two, #98 and #99) won him a championship - Dan Gurney keeps these cars in a garage (maybe a shed) somewhere in California.


Did Dan Gurney finally decide to sell this? ;)

19celica90
12-10-2007, 02:58 AM
Sorry guys, we will never know, as I have banned him.

I told him I will unban him as soon as he emails me what it is.

Sorry folks :(
are u serious? :wtf:

evolution
12-10-2007, 03:02 AM
are u serious?

How would you post if you were banned

:wedge:

partyball
12-10-2007, 03:13 AM
That really made me laugh haha. My guess is a 2000gt mhhhhmm.

Mr Celica
12-10-2007, 03:13 AM
i doubt you would be able to fit a 2000gt in a shed...

Sean
12-10-2007, 03:15 AM
:hehe:

I'm getting pretty serious lol

Cavanagh
12-10-2007, 03:18 AM
Well this thread took off....Im tired, but its annoying me not knowing so i guess ill wait, this better be good!

burnyd
12-10-2007, 03:19 AM
:wiggle:

GT4SOM
12-10-2007, 03:20 AM
yah it better be good or off with his head!!

TEAMFaint
12-10-2007, 03:22 AM
This thread FTL

ZzzZzZz

Mr Celica
12-10-2007, 03:25 AM
ya. screw this. i'm going to bed. it can't be that important.

Sean
12-10-2007, 03:27 AM
see ya in a couple of hours. you wont be able to sleep

TEAMFaint
12-10-2007, 03:33 AM
Wait wait.
I just realized.
You found Seans celica...in a shed?
Does Sean know about this!?

mighty
12-10-2007, 03:34 AM
Its 10:30 dammit! :smokin:

burnyd
12-10-2007, 03:34 AM
I think that was the first negative rep point I have ever given.

Mr Celica
12-10-2007, 03:35 AM
shit i ended up waiting till 10:30. and then realized illinois is an hour behind. dammit!!



GOODNIGHT.

Mr Celica
12-10-2007, 03:36 AM
and wow. a 3 page thread about absolutely NOTHING.. lol go c-tech!

Sean
12-10-2007, 03:37 AM
lol

evolution
12-10-2007, 03:38 AM
he'll be back :laugh:

Cavanagh
12-10-2007, 03:42 AM
Prehaps we'll make it to page 4?

LMAO, now that i think of it, a mod should prolly move this to OT. :laugh:

An while we are killing time, how do you get a referral, i looked at my profile and i realized i had a referral. :( prolly from snake2k.

Stinger
12-10-2007, 03:43 AM
Still only 7:42 pacific, i have a few more hours to wait... :lolhittin

19celica90
12-10-2007, 03:44 AM
I think that was the first negative rep point I have ever given.
hey me too! :lolhittin guys just relax.....i always deliver, i never let down....patience is a virtue.....deep breaths....in and out......

burnyd
12-10-2007, 03:46 AM
hey me too! :lolhittin guys just relax.....i always deliver, i never let down....patience is a virtue.....deep breaths....in and out......


did you have a baby in your dads shed?

mighty
12-10-2007, 03:48 AM
:smokin:

19celica90
12-10-2007, 03:50 AM
did you have a baby in your dads shed?
im sterile and my dad is dead

Sean
12-10-2007, 03:51 AM
Well, we can study, what are the 5 steps to the fundoscopic examination?

19celica90
12-10-2007, 03:53 AM
im sterile and my dad is dead
JUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUSt Kidding :wiggle:

19celica90
12-10-2007, 03:54 AM
dude. guys im at work, leave me alone....lol

TEAMFaint
12-10-2007, 03:54 AM
This is boring

Sean
12-10-2007, 03:55 AM
This is boring


WRONG!

Red Reflex, Anterior Chamber, Optic Disc/Cup, Retinal Vessels, and Macula

celica91gts
12-10-2007, 03:57 AM
i hate you so much. w/e, im studying for finals anyways. i know i'll be up to see it.

Sean
12-10-2007, 04:00 AM
me too

TEAMFaint
12-10-2007, 04:01 AM
I dont have finals.
I'm watching "Desperado"
And I must say..
I really missed watching this movie.

mighty
12-10-2007, 04:04 AM
Selma has nice banockers lolol

Who knows how to wire a 2nd Gen GTE ECU??

evolution
12-10-2007, 04:05 AM
dr tweak

Mr. Babb
12-10-2007, 04:18 AM
this "thread" has turned into more of a chat than a thread. so what the hell is it? as far as the finals go all mine are tommorrow and tuesday so i am studying as well

90CelicaST
12-10-2007, 04:23 AM
7 minutes or so. I vote ban if he doesn't deliver something amazing.

19celica90
12-10-2007, 04:25 AM
umm..i get off at 10:30, then i gotta make the trip home....so dont expect something at exactly 10:30

celicaGT90_05
12-10-2007, 04:26 AM
we should sue for mental anguish!

celicaGT90_05
12-10-2007, 04:26 AM
oh yay I made the 4th page

Murgatroy
12-10-2007, 04:31 AM
Posting that you found the Holy Grail is a big thing. Then keeping everyone in suspense for hours, this is not cool.

This had better be worthwhile. Or this thread will deliver lots of fail.

VikingJZ
12-10-2007, 04:37 AM
I like how everyone is looking at this page.

FAIL

90CelicaST
12-10-2007, 04:38 AM
Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 11 (11 members and 0 guests) 90CelicaST (member.php?u=537), 5gen91st (member.php?u=6275), Sean (member.php?u=12), sloceli (member.php?u=90), udstuengt (member.php?u=1583), rocketz5 (member.php?u=1497), burnyd (member.php?u=1016), 92celi (member.php?u=4436), TEAMFaint (member.php?u=551), 19celica90 (member.php?u=6384)

Sean
12-10-2007, 04:41 AM
Let the meeting begin:

First order of business, new bannings. Who here agree's with the proposal of increasing the assertiveness of our banstick, in cases of mental anguish, cockteasing, and other cyber forms of assault.

VikingJZ
12-10-2007, 04:42 AM
Banstick+kegger at Murgs paid for by the dude starting this thread= an unaccepted apology and free beer

sloceli
12-10-2007, 04:43 AM
So I wasted 5 minutes looking at this thread thanks. I saw 4 pages and figured hey this must me something damn cool. But no, You fail.

Murgatroy
12-10-2007, 04:45 AM
I am just gonna be kinda miffed when he posts up a picture of a 3rd Gen coupe and Joe gets all defensive about how it is the best Celica. :hehe:

With that said, if it is a decent shape 3rd Gen Celica-Supra, send me a PM, we need to talk.

I am still holding out hope though, maybe he found the same ST205 that JohnL found with the Curren nose swap, that might be interesting to have in the community.

Sean
12-10-2007, 04:46 AM
It was in a shed though, and its an old guy.

I'm betting its a 1st gen celica.

Murgatroy
12-10-2007, 04:46 AM
So I wasted 5 minutes looking at this thread thanks. I saw 4 pages and figured hey this must me something damn cool. But no, You fail.
Careful, if we keep posting in it, it will get to 5 pages and waste 6 minutes of someone's life.

VikingJZ
12-10-2007, 04:47 AM
I don't think anyone mentioned a 1ST gen ST.

That's more likely than anything.

Murgatroy
12-10-2007, 04:48 AM
It was in a shed though, and its an old guy.

I'm betting its a 1st gen celica.
I was watching Meguire's Car Crazy this afternoon, they were showing an All Japanese Classic show in California, lots of nice 1rst Gens there. Japanese cars are gonna blow up huge in the next few years on the classic market. I wonder if it will breathe new life into the Celica marque, as it is one of the original Japanese pocket rockets.

goretro77
12-10-2007, 04:50 AM
:smokin:

10:50PM Chicagoland time

Murgatroy
12-10-2007, 04:52 AM
It is almost midnight here. I charge $20 an hour for my services, so I think I am up to a fair premium at this point. :hehe:

Cavanagh
12-10-2007, 04:52 AM
I still can't imagine what the "holy grail" can be...

lol damn a full page came up when i wasnt looking at this thread for 10 min. hah

GT4SOM
12-10-2007, 04:54 AM
11:53 Florida time.

geebes
12-10-2007, 04:54 AM
Its only 853 in geebes time. He still has an hour and a half.

+thread length!

celicaGT90_05
12-10-2007, 04:54 AM
maybe he found thousands of celica parts he's giving out free to all celica members....at least it would be nice

Murgatroy
12-10-2007, 04:55 AM
I demand answers!

Sean
12-10-2007, 04:55 AM
I still can't imagine what the "holy grail" can be...

lol damn a full page came up when i wasnt looking at this thread for 10 min. hah


My guess is a 503E powered 2000gt, with Carlos Sainz passed out drunk in the passenger seat, and a rare bottle of chivas regal scotch.
__________________

This

Sean
12-10-2007, 04:56 AM
If I fail my 2000pt exam that is at 7:30 tomorrow that I paid 400 dollars to take, I'm going to be upset at myself.

Murgatroy
12-10-2007, 04:56 AM
My guess is a 503E powered 2000gt, with Carlos Sainz passed out drunk in the passenger seat, and a rare bottle of chivas regal scotch.
But would that really be just for us Celica fans, or all of the Toyota Brethren?

TEAMFaint
12-10-2007, 04:57 AM
I demand a ban stick if this "holy grail"
turns out to be a bust.

Sean
12-10-2007, 04:58 AM
But would that really be just for us Celica fans, or all of the Toyota Brethren?

Well, I think Carlos biggest ties deal with the celica, so yes. I think the 503E was used in the celica platform first, right?

The only thing, the whiskey, he looks to be more of a Tequila guy. I wonder if Jager would sponsor my car.

Sean
12-10-2007, 04:59 AM
If this guy got caught in a snow storm on the way home, we're all done for.

celicaGT90_05
12-10-2007, 05:00 AM
he's not even online anymore...screw this Im too tired, night all, have fun bickering

Sean
12-10-2007, 05:01 AM
Well, if its cool, he will receive positive rep from me.

goretro77
12-10-2007, 05:02 AM
:??:

Too tired. Have a good night.

andy
12-10-2007, 05:07 AM
god come on 5 pages of nothin!!!!!!!! alabama mad!

Mr. Babb
12-10-2007, 05:09 AM
i agree with andy ALABAMA MAD!!

celica91gts
12-10-2007, 05:09 AM
u know.... the last time someone posted a thread like this i think it was... "the best project car ever." and if i remember correctly. it was a fucking volvo that looked like a refrigerator.... im gona be sooo pissed if this guy dosent deliver something that will make me wet my pants.

19celica90
12-10-2007, 05:12 AM
alright im here!!! give e 5mins to upload the pics

celica91gts
12-10-2007, 05:14 AM
the moment of truth!

Cavanagh
12-10-2007, 05:14 AM
the moment of truth!
X2!!!!!

Sean
12-10-2007, 05:16 AM
goretro is a liar :hehe:

Murgatroy
12-10-2007, 05:16 AM
alright im here!!! give e 5mins to upload the pics
I will give you 3 minutes, but I had better be impressed.

burnyd
12-10-2007, 05:17 AM
hahaha 15 members viewing thread lol.

Sean
12-10-2007, 05:17 AM
Happy 3000th post murg

Cavanagh
12-10-2007, 05:17 AM
15 people in this thread damn! lol

19celica90
12-10-2007, 05:17 AM
HHHHHEEEEEEERRRRRREEE We goo!!!!!

Cavanagh
12-10-2007, 05:18 AM
Damn you burny! :laugh:

19celica90
12-10-2007, 05:18 AM
http://i241.photobucket.com/albums/ff87/19celica90/Picture027.jpg

Murgatroy
12-10-2007, 05:18 AM
Happy 3000th post murg
Wewt! I had forgotten about that.

Sean
12-10-2007, 05:18 AM
sweet!

celica91gts
12-10-2007, 05:19 AM
Happy 3000th post murg

holy crap.... i have like 250....

19celica90
12-10-2007, 05:19 AM
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Murgatroy
12-10-2007, 05:19 AM
So it is a 1rst Gen, where comes the rest of this Holy Grail specification, I have yet to see a drunk Spaniard.

celica91gts
12-10-2007, 05:20 AM
dude....

Sean
12-10-2007, 05:20 AM
Whats the details?

no 2000gt, no grail, but cool

kroggdor
12-10-2007, 05:21 AM
aw its beautiful

19celica90
12-10-2007, 05:21 AM
sorry for all the ice and snow, my area has been hit with crazy blizzards and freezing ice

Sean
12-10-2007, 05:22 AM
I would love to have that car someday

19celica90
12-10-2007, 05:23 AM
to me it is a grail, ive always wanted a first gen, take away the ice and snow and look at that body, NO RUST!!! its a california car, i'll take some better pics tomorrow in the day time, it has 83,500 original miles, leather interior...umm i got the car with two 20r's for 900 bucks

Sean
12-10-2007, 05:24 AM
wow, good deal :)

Cavanagh
12-10-2007, 05:24 AM
Ya i want a 1st gen. Sweet pick-up.

celica91gts
12-10-2007, 05:24 AM
that did not make me wet my pants. now back to studying for finals.....

19celica90
12-10-2007, 05:26 AM
i'll post up some more info tomorrow when im more awake..sorry if i dissapointed anyone, just thought itd be fun to have a lil guessing game with a lil anticipation...i really like it and thanks for all the interest.

VikingJZ
12-10-2007, 05:28 AM
72 is the best year :)

burnyd
12-10-2007, 05:32 AM
is it liek 2jz'd or something?

19celica90
12-10-2007, 05:34 AM
no its 20r'd, and its a GT

mighty
12-10-2007, 05:47 AM
Very Very NICE- you have yourself a beautiful classic Toyota- They are becoming extemely hard to find.

And That Celica is actually 1 of the top 3 Grails for toyota, So much props for a great find!! :wiggle:

TEAMFaint
12-10-2007, 05:50 AM
Good find.
Not grail material, but still decent none the less.
Grats on the purchase.

andy
12-10-2007, 05:56 AM
i hate you. i want one bad. well really a celica supra 3rd gen.

Hiko
12-10-2007, 07:34 AM
:laugh: :laugh: :laugh:

I've apparently had a "holy grail" for about 2 years now.

Good pickup though. Find some smilies for it and enjoy it :bigthumbu

91 celica st
12-10-2007, 08:11 AM
wow a 72 gt

fucking nice find

Hookecho
12-10-2007, 11:49 AM
holy crap at this thread. a thread failure at that..jk.

nice find dude! congrats.

KoreanJoey
12-10-2007, 12:11 PM
Nice... I'll find one someday.

celicaGT90_05
12-10-2007, 01:11 PM
ahh finally get to see it, pretty nice though needs a little fixing up. I'd take it!

85gtsblackman
12-10-2007, 01:18 PM
damn no 3rd gen........

j/k anyways, thats a steal, im sure you will make it fun soon.....then ditch the evils of fwd :bigthumbu

on a side nope put a early 22r block on the bottom, a cannon dual sidedraft intake manifold, with 2 webbers, stage 4 cam, and a good exaust should get u about 180 to the rear wheels, over 200ftlbs by a good bit

if i had to get a 2nd celica it be a 1st gen, i got to drive one, aw man it was fun. :bigthumbu

burnyd
12-10-2007, 01:48 PM
no its 20r'd, and its a GT

it was a joke 2jz didnt come out for another 20 years later lol.

goretro77
12-10-2007, 01:50 PM
:bigthumbu

Nice find!! :pron:

Carolina91GT-S
12-10-2007, 02:04 PM
Props to the OP for delivering a worthy result and avoiding the profile crusher.

Nice acquisition on that classic.....

extremeskillz
12-10-2007, 02:36 PM
im sterile and my dad is dead
:duh:

extremeskillz
12-10-2007, 02:39 PM
so i waited all this time for a 1st gen.. nice find but this was rediculous.

extremeskillz
12-10-2007, 02:39 PM
And yes that was a nice find as i want on someday.

extremeskillz
12-10-2007, 02:40 PM
Oh and 7 pages of waiting...this is thread of the year.

GT4SOM
12-10-2007, 03:08 PM
That is a excellent find, how much?

19celica90
12-10-2007, 07:19 PM
That is a excellent find, how much?
i got the car and the original motor with another 20r for 900 bucks!!! I thought it was a steal for that! As soon as i saw it i was ready to buy it, i thought itd have some body damage or excessive rust, but it has only surface rust, like lil rock chips on the hood that begun to rust. Nothing major or scary!!!! The interior is in good condition as well, has all the lil crazy emblems inside, the carpet is in really good condition. Still very nice and soft. Oh, and he also gave me a brand new radiator! This guy was a toyota nut!! In his basment he had literally 15 rebuilt 20r's, afully built 20ret, he had bunchs of 5mge's, 7mge's, huge turbos, factory toyota turbos, toyota rear ends, trans, you name it he had it. He was an amazing guy, very nice. He is a brick layer, but recently lost his job and now is selling everything he has, so i felt bad lowballing him, although i wanted to. But after his story, i woulda felt bad asking him to go lower. i'll get some more pics up in a few. Oh and i almost forgot, i got the original ingnition key and orignal valet key. They're pretty cool, they have all these japanese characters on them.

Murgatroy
12-10-2007, 07:23 PM
As in everything, does he have the aforementioned 503E?

19celica90
12-10-2007, 07:26 PM
As in everything, does he have the aforementioned 503E?
lol, nah, maybe at one time?? :lolhittin

19celica90
12-10-2007, 07:27 PM
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19celica90
12-10-2007, 07:30 PM
so guys, after all is said and done....did i deliver or do i get banned??!?! :ohnoes:

Fuelish
12-10-2007, 07:31 PM
Not bad, not bad (but would've rather seen a mint 2000gt ;) ) Brings back memories of my first car ('75 Celica ST, bought from my dad in '80..... same color, but with a God forsaken bizarre black vinyl roof...perhaps the only Japanese car to sport teh vinyl ??? LOL ... ) Man, I loved that car (ahhh, the memories...).... love my '92 vert just as much, though (actually, even more, as it's a vert AND has functioning a/c :cool: - nothing like tooling around in the blistering TN summer with the top down and a/c going full blast...heh)

19celica90
12-10-2007, 07:44 PM
hahaha, a 2000gt woulda been awesome, but i think those only change hands when a billionaire dies

Sean
12-10-2007, 08:01 PM
So its not rusted out, are you going to now let it rust out in the snow?? :hehe: Put it inside!

19celica90
12-10-2007, 08:24 PM
So its not rusted out, are you going to now let it rust out in the snow?? :hehe: Put it inside!
yeah im gunna go with the rat rod look, all rusted out. I thought thatd look really nice and be a very good tribute to what the Toyota Celica name stands for. NOT, no i wanna put it inside, but i do not have a garage, my other celica(90) is at a relatives garage and does not have anymore space for mine. The car will not rust, the car has evidence of numberous undercoatings, its very well maintained. Throughout this winter it could never rust to where major body repair would be needed, but, i will have to sandblast the whole thing becuase more than likely it has factory laquer paint. Im just gunna keep the snow and ice off it, and check weekly for any spots that maybe a concern.

89gtcon
12-10-2007, 08:25 PM
is it liek 2jz'd or something?

LOL, this totaly reminded me of the Payton Maning Commerical, LOL, "You feel me yeah."

GT4SOM
12-10-2007, 08:31 PM
So its not rusted out, are you going to now let it rust out in the snow?? :hehe: Put it inside!
Yeah, better yet sell it to me for 1000! It never snows here in FL! You'll make 100 dollars just flipping it lol.

19celica90
12-10-2007, 11:34 PM
Yeah, better yet sell it to me for 1000! It never snows here in FL! You'll make 100 dollars just flipping it lol.
nah, the least i could sell it for is one million billion dollars.

goretro77
12-10-2007, 11:51 PM
Just wondering but that front fender passenger side does not look too good. Is that just surface rust? Got any pics of the rocker panels/interior/underneath and engine bay?

Just curious ...I'm somewhat familiar with these cars.

Joeye27
12-10-2007, 11:56 PM
holy grail??? no...it would of been cool if you just posted your find with pics.. i guess if you like oldschool good for you...

Mr Celica
12-11-2007, 01:08 AM
hey nice car!


and remember, snow and ice wont rust a car, salt will. so as long as you're not driving it it should be OK.

ps wanna sell it for 1,200? :)

AznKlique
12-11-2007, 03:00 AM
this thread is hilarious! So many people up at 3-5 in the morning!! WOW.

You need to put that car in a garage now! you wonder why there are so few nice Celicas left??? Because people decide to not garage them and let them sit in the snow!!

celicaGT90_05
12-11-2007, 03:03 AM
hey nice car!


and remember, snow and ice wont rust a car, salt will. so as long as you're not driving it it should be OK.

ps wanna sell it for 1,200? :)

Well, actually snow and ice can lead to rust due to it being water and when it forms water, and salt just eats up your paint! oh the joy of corrosion...

AznKlique
12-11-2007, 03:11 AM
Moisture can cause rust!

Mr Celica
12-11-2007, 03:17 AM
if you leave your car outside for a winter, it won't rust away, don't worry. is all i'm trying to say. just don't leave it outside for years, dur.

celicaGT90_05
12-11-2007, 03:22 AM
if you leave your car outside for a winter, it won't rust away, don't worry. is all i'm trying to say. just don't leave it outside for years, dur.

Clarify man! lol

wizzards581
12-11-2007, 04:17 AM
it has 83,500 original miles, leather interior...umm i got the car with two 20r's for 900 bucks

i think those only show XX,XXX miles (not XXX,XXX)... its prolly over 200-300k+ who knows... i dont think those are leather as well... my friend picked up one '77 GT from original owner (california) who owned it 30yrs and sold it for $500 last yr. his looks as new as from the '77s. the buyer after my friend bought it and drove it across the USA without problems. the earlier yrs are more rare to find. good find though.

heres my friends car im talking about. he sold it, the new owner drove it from california to wisconsin without problem :eek: ... jus thot i share.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v472/boi_si/celi-frnt.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v472/boi_si/celi-side.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v472/boi_si/celi-rear.jpg

19celica90
12-11-2007, 09:27 AM
guys guys guys, lets not bicker about what causes rust and all that. You sound like a bunch of girls....anyways, i did just wanted to say this. I think alot of people took my 1st post wrong. All i said was, it MAYBE a holy grail so us celica owners. Everyone began to anticipate a 2000gt and other rare, exotic toyota machines. This is what i believe sort of "let" people down. Everyone had their hopes up to believe it was something crazy exotic. Then when they saw a 1st gen, people were like, oh,...i never said it was the holy grail, only that it maybe. This thread got over-hyped by everyone, and got off topic at times. I just wanted to share a peice of history and my good find. It is in great shape, better than alot of these 5th and 6th gens running around on this site. The car does not have 200-300k on it like someone previously posted, the body is in very good condition and has not one hint of underbody rust, interior wear, or the usual rust that 300k mile cars carry. Im not on here looking for compliments, but c'mon guys lets not hate on everything we see...how often do u see one of these ever and in this good of shape. O well, i just wanted to say that and let everyone be, thanks again

celicaGT90_05
12-11-2007, 09:49 AM
wait, we sound like girls cuz we're trying to make sure people understand the right thing? Ok then lol and true everyone got way hyped up, I didnt expect it to be anything worth 100's of thousands of dollars, I just figured you had a good, rare find. Are you gonna get the car though?

19celica90
12-11-2007, 04:50 PM
dude, i bought it, those pics are at my house

wizzards581
12-11-2007, 05:11 PM
dude, i bought it, those pics are at my house

wheres the shed.? :lolhittin

goretro77
12-11-2007, 05:21 PM
Just want to say that my previous posts with the uber Toyota cars were in jest. :laugh: I hope everyone caught on to that. :)
I think you got a great find and a good looking 1st gen.

More pics needed though!

The 503E powerplant is the Forced Induced 18RG but used in the Toyota Dan Gurney IMSA GTP cars.

19celica90
12-11-2007, 05:24 PM
i wanna get pics of the interior but my locks are frozen over!!!!!Damn ice storms, ive never seen anything like this before my whole life living in illinois.

goretro77
12-11-2007, 05:26 PM
i wanna get pics of the interior but my locks are frozen over!!!!!Damn ice storms, ive never seen anything like this before my whole life living in illinois.

I'm in the Chicagoland/NorthWest suburbs area - so far its mostly rain but we're right at 32 degrees so it can change over at any minute.

Its better not to force it open, wd-40 can be used but not guaranteed to work. If it still can't be opened it might better for you to just put it off till it gets warmer. You might even pull the door's weatherstripping off if thats frozen too. :eek:

Joeye27
12-11-2007, 05:44 PM
..... It is in great shape, better than alot of these 5th and 6th gens running around on this site. ...... Im not on here looking for compliments, but c'mon guys lets not hate on everything we see...how often do u see one of these ever and in this good of shape. O well, i just wanted to say that and let everyone be, thanks again

:ban:
ban!!! for the 5th gen comment!!!


haha j/k like i said good for you! but over hyped, you got an old school, hope you restore it to its potential, you have a piece of history good luck to you!
:bigthumbu

19celica90
12-11-2007, 06:58 PM
:ban:
ban!!! for the 5th gen comment!!!


haha j/k like i said good for you! but over hyped, you got an old school, hope you restore it to its potential, you have a piece of history good luck to you!
:bigthumbu

o yeah, im gunna restore it, just gunna wait till the winter is over cuz currently im working on my 90 and i dont want two project at once....but im gunna take a few years to restore it tho, get the engine running good will be my first objective, then body, then interior...im just wondering what color to paint it....i was thinking at first black or white....with gold rims.....but a friend said to paint it the my 90 gt-s factory color called 3h4...i thought thatd be a neat idea to have to same color celicas....but i kinda like the ol school rims and my color wouldnt look to hot with those rims....and ideas?

goretro77
12-11-2007, 07:16 PM
IMHO...Rewinds, Panasports and Enkeis are the popular rims for the old skool Celicas.

celicaGT90_05
12-11-2007, 08:32 PM
dude, i bought it, those pics are at my house

oh ok lol sorry I didnt see that part

alltracman78
12-11-2007, 10:26 PM
Unless it's a 503E I think you might be over-hyping a bit


Before I read this thread, this is my answer too :hehe:

celicatrd93
12-11-2007, 11:29 PM
this is a really interesting thread. but damn was it worth it???? guess what ever keeps us going.....hehehe

donteatbugs
12-12-2007, 01:48 AM
that was a waste of time reading all that

Joeye27
12-13-2007, 07:20 PM
http://truesdell.eng.uci.edu/2005_08_20_historics/toyota/toyota_imsa_gto/images/Toyota_IMSA_GTO_038.jpg

http://truesdell.eng.uci.edu/2005_08_20_historics/toyota/toyota_imsa_gto/images/Toyota_IMSA_GTO_026.jpg

http://truesdell.eng.uci.edu/2005_08_20_historics/toyota/toyota_imsa_gto/images/Toyota_IMSA_GTO_035.jpg

that body is nice, i wonder if anyone made this body to sell ??anyone know ?looks good!

KoreanJoey
12-14-2007, 09:20 AM
Just want to say that my previous posts with the uber Toyota cars were in jest. :laugh: I hope everyone caught on to that. :)
I think you got a great find and a good looking 1st gen.

More pics needed though!

The 503E powerplant is the Forced Induced 18RG but used in the Toyota Dan Gurney IMSA GTP cars.

Um... if I remember the 503E was in conjunction w/ the 3SGTE not the 18RG

KoreanJoey
12-14-2007, 09:22 AM
I saw the IMSA GTO Celicas raced by team owner Dan Gurney during the '90s. They kicked ass and went on to win the IMSA GTO Manufacturers's and Driver's Championship:
:bowdown: :bowdown:

http://truesdell.eng.uci.edu/2005_08_20_historics/toyota/toyota_imsa_gto/images/Toyota_IMSA_GTO_038.jpg

http://truesdell.eng.uci.edu/2005_08_20_historics/toyota/toyota_imsa_gto/images/Toyota_IMSA_GTO_026.jpg

http://truesdell.eng.uci.edu/2005_08_20_historics/toyota/toyota_imsa_gto/images/Toyota_IMSA_GTO_035.jpg


Since these cars (there were two, #98 and #99) won him a championship - Dan Gurney keeps these cars in a garage (maybe a shed) somewhere in California.


Did Dan Gurney finally decide to sell this? ;)

Didn't Dan also run a team for Toyota later on?

goretro77
12-14-2007, 01:52 PM
Didn't Dan also run a team for Toyota later on?

He (Dan Gurney) ran a IMSA GTU team for Toyota - the car was originally an '83 Celica GTS body. 4 cylinder. No force induction. It handled fine but was underpowered compared to the rx7s in its class. It did not win any championships but served as a stepping stone for Gurney's All American Racers into IMSA.

They came back with the IMSA GTO Celicas pictured earlier. This time fully backed by Toyota, so yes those GTO Celicas are a factory effort. Those won the team the manufacturer and driver's championships over tradtional 'muscle' V8s racecars. I saw these races in person and it was awesome when they run all of the classes together!

Then they stepped up to the highest level in IMSA - the GT-P (prototype) cars. These broke track lap records and went on to win the Championship for Dan Gurney's team. Nissan, Porsche, Jaguar were also in this series. Those were great times to be a Toyota Race Fan.

I could have gotten it mixed up with the engines. The Celica GTOs were using the 18RG forced induced! I have a video of it somewhere where Dan Gurney was explaining the technical highlights of the car. When the Celicas hit the IMSA series - no one ever heard of a 4 cylinder/forced induced car being able to take on the big boys of Ford's Mustang and Chevy's camaros and vettes.

The Toyota Eagle GTPs were using the 503E which could very well have been developed from the 3SGTE....so I think you are right! DOH! gettin' old....and forgetful! :smokin:

KoreanJoey
12-14-2007, 02:03 PM
*smack*

w007 (it's in the dictionary so I can use it a lot now)