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Celicas almost always looked good, but they are really crappy in terms of HP.
thats why they had the Supra. a high HP cheap celica would have stolen Supra sales. once the supra was cancelled though....they just kinda kept rolling with it. the sport compact market was going downhill...no reason.
 

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the sport compact market was going downhill...no reason.
I would say this is somewhat true in the US, but in Japan it was still raging. Some of the most influential Japanese Sport Compact cars were created around that time(i.e. ITR)
 

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This makes me appreciate my 140 HP auto GT so much more. Thanks!
 

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1995 Celica 5 Spd for $1000 should I buy?

I have been looking for a 6th generation Celica in decent shape, but they all have such high milage. I found a 95 with 140k miles. The body is not in the best shape and the engine looks like its leaking oil around the valve cover, but here is the deal killer. I drive the Celica put it into first and was about to thow it back into N...but it wouldnt shift then the owner tells me to let the clutch go and press down on it again. So I have to double clutch everytime I need to **** the gear..he said he replaced the clutch 2 years ago so it must be the Synchros im thinking. You guys think its a good deal? Im sure I can find a tranny for about $250..a new clutch for $100.. how hard is it to change the tranny? I have done a few timing belts in my day, but never a tranny.
 

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What're the smog laws like in NY?
Just sell the motor and tranny and do a half-trac conversion with the motor, tranny, and axle out of an MR2 turbo.

Just in case you didn't get it - it's not worth your trouble.
 

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turns out the title was rebuilt salvage which pretty much killed the deal for me - I even got him down to 500, but not worth the trouble @ the DMV.

I just picked up a 95 GT conv instead...Also managed to break the glass to the soft top the next day.
 

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Celica GT4 = fastest car at Goodwood

Toyota Celica beats F1 cars at Goodwood
By Anthony Crawford | July 5th, 2011

The 800bhp (597kW) Toyota Celica driven by former British Rally Champion, Johnny Milner needed just 48.07 seconds to claim the title of the fastest car at Goodwood 2011.



The car is a super-lightweight Celica GT4 (1050kg) with a 2.0 Corolla WRC four-cylinder engine fitted with a Rotrex supercharger and Garrett GT35/42 turbocharger. There’s also a nitrous oxide injection system to reduce the turbo lag off the line.

It’s actually a sixth generation Celica, but the driver’s seat has been shifted further back (12 inches) for better weight distribution. Raising the wheel arches and suspension mounts has also lowered the car’s centre of gravity for more precise handling.

All in all this is a purpose built weapons grade hill climb machine that is capable of quicker times that recent F1 cars and anything else that wants to challenge for the fastest car at Goodwood title.



SPRINT SERIES TOYOTA CELICA GT4 TECHNICAL SPECIFICATION
Engine type Corolla WRC four-cylinder, 16-valve
Displacement (cc) 1,998
Turbocharger Garrett GT35/42
Supercharger Rotrex, belt-driven
Engine management Motec
Compression ratio 9.7:1
Max. power (DIN hp @ rpm) 700 @ 5,700 at 2bar boost
>800 with nitrous oxide boost
Fuel tank capacity (l) 15
Weight (kg) 1,050
Transmission Mactrack 5-speed manual with Fensport triple-plate clutch
Suspension (front & rear) Reiger Corolla WRC 3-way adjustable dampers,
Brakes Front 343mm and rear 295mm Corolla WRC ventilated discs with Alcon callipers
Wheels 18in
Epic win! Good to see the old platform/engine being competitive.
Rotrex + GT35/42 Turbo + Nitrous.


More pics http://www.caradvice.com.au/126423/toyota-celica-beats-f1-cars-at-goodwood/
 
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