View Full Version : Toyota Celica 1600

10-19-2011, 11:04 AM
Okay... so i see nobody really knows this model. A little introduction won't hurt :)

A classic model was created in 1970 in 3 different versions LT , ST and GT. We all know those were three different types of motors. It also came with coupe or liftback form. Those models resemble american muscle cars, but on lower power and therefore for a lower cost.
You can find lovely and detailed description on wiki...

I happen to have one there in Slovenia. It's named Celica 1600 ST Liftback. I'm preparing it for restoration and i would really need some info, anything that i need to be cautious about and some literature wont hurt either :D

I would add some pictures... but ... i can't, forum wont let me

10-19-2011, 06:31 PM
Welcome aboard.

We love the old Celicas. Due to the salt used on the roads here in the US, they are few and far between now. The liftback wasn't introduced in the US until the `76 model year. The Celica itseld didn't show up until `72. Needless to say, you have a car none of us here in the States could get our paws on, so I for one am a little jealous.

You will be able to add pictures when your post count is a little higher, have a some patience.

Andy will be along in a minute, he is a walking encyclopedia of the 1st Gen, so he will have some answers for you.

10-20-2011, 02:38 AM
what do you need? i have wiring diagrams, and the parts catalouge. awesome score btw id love a true 1st gen.

10-20-2011, 09:33 PM
Oohhhh hohohoho dude... PLEASE restore that project. Not only that, but PLEASE share with us the results. That is completely awesome. Welcome from across the pond.

10-22-2011, 05:55 PM
So i replaced all fluids and filters and car runs perfectly. I purposely left it on rain to discover any potential leaks in sealing. Well it almost drowned :D Also i discovered problems in wiring... rear lights do not work also fuses are not in good condition either. (I'm thinking on replacing that box with more modern, so new fuses can be fitted)

Therefore, yes andy i would realy need wiring diagrams and you can add parts catalogue also ( mail: luka@slak.si ) :)

other than that car seems to be in good condition.

thank you all for congratulations, i will try to share everything i do on that car.


There are two pictures i managed to upload so far. enjoy!

10-22-2011, 06:27 PM
I like it.

10-22-2011, 08:37 PM

10-23-2011, 07:54 AM
I would kill to be in your position right now. That is a sweet ride. Please keep updating!

10-23-2011, 08:02 AM
In Soviet Russia, your position kills you right now.

10-23-2011, 06:30 PM
I dig it. :)

10-23-2011, 11:05 PM
Looks like you are starting with a fantastic base. :)

10-24-2011, 11:02 PM
find another set of bumpers for me please!!!!
and the wiring diagrams are on my desktop which has a failed power supply at the moment, ill get them to you asap.

10-28-2011, 02:07 PM
I need one information that can't be found. I'm trying to make an application for an oldtimer certificate and I lack information about maximum weight. There is a blank empty space on my transportation card -.-

anyhow I found the basic weight which is 1166 kg or ... in USA 2571 pounds :D

10-28-2011, 02:49 PM
should be around 2400 to 2500 so I would say that sounds correct.

11-06-2011, 10:59 PM
we made some fotoshooting. it looks quite nice :D


11-18-2011, 06:53 AM
You're a very lucky man to have one in such good condition. I Love 1st gens, would like to own one in the near future.