RexSeven Dork
June 30, 2010 8:51 p.m.

A very nice example of the "Japanese Mustang" is up for sale in CT:

http://hartford.craigslist.org/cto/1809031275.html

This is one of those cars I'm sorely tempted by but can't justify (no garage, can only afford unheated storage over the winter). Maybe someone else here can save it? Also, what sort of power options/engine swaps are available for these cars? Just curious.

NYG95GA SuperDork
June 30, 2010 9:18 p.m.

There's an older thread on here somewhere with one of those painted white, and outfitted with an S2000 engine.

Nicest Celica I ever saw...

BoxheadTim Dork
June 30, 2010 9:38 p.m.

Looks good, pity it's an autotragic. One of my favourite Japanese cars...

integraguy Dork
July 1, 2010 11:09 a.m.

Nice looking car, for the year, but I also thing "...pity about the autotragic".

If I bought an "older" Celica, it would be the 2nd gen. even tho the styling is kind of generic European. 1st gen? the hardtop coupe is my fav.

914Driver SuperDork
July 1, 2010 11:35 a.m.

I was this close [ ] to buying a yellow one with a black interior in 1977.

It's on my list of regrets including a '64 Galaxie convertible and a Wiccum girl in Missouri with wavy butt length black hair.

Meh, live and learn.

NYG95GA SuperDork
July 1, 2010 11:51 a.m.
914Driver wrote: ...a '64 Galaxie convertible and a Wiccum girl in Missouri with wavy butt length black hair.

Dang! There goes that tingly feeling again.. for the 2nd time this morning!

July 1, 2010 12:27 p.m.

Had one, 5 speed. Best looking car I've ever owned, but ended up selling it because the 20R was just such a HORRID motor for that chassis. If I could've swapped in a 3S-GE, I'd still have it.

93celicaGT2 SuperDork
July 1, 2010 12:57 p.m.

Better go back and get it. You can swap in a 3sge.

GameboyRMH SuperDork
July 1, 2010 1:14 p.m.

Yeah nice interior too. Too bad it has a slushbox...

July 1, 2010 2:11 p.m.
93celicaGT2 wrote: Better go back and get it. You can swap in a 3sge.

You can. Most of the guys on this board probably can. I can't. I've something like 4 failed motorswaps under my belt. Something always just goes wrong, never completes, etc, etc.

93celicaGT2 SuperDork
July 1, 2010 2:41 p.m.
ReverendDexter wrote:
93celicaGT2 wrote: Better go back and get it. You can swap in a 3sge.

You can. Most of the guys on this board probably can. I can't. I've something like 4 failed motorswaps under my belt. Something always just goes wrong, never completes, etc, etc.

Oh... i was hoping you were better than me. It's something that i MIGHT be able to do, but i'd need a nice big garage, and a lot more tools than i have right now.

Some fab skills might be nice, too.

I'm stretching my skills pretty far with the KLZE Escort and the 3sgte 5th gen Celica that are in the works.

Kia_racer HalfDork
July 1, 2010 2:48 p.m.

Why get that one, when for less you could have these?

Not min, yadda

http://dallas.craigslist.org/dal/cto/1784916698.html

93celicaGT2 SuperDork
July 1, 2010 3:12 p.m.
Kia_racer wrote: Why get that one, when for less you could have these? Not min, yadda http://dallas.craigslist.org/dal/cto/1784916698.html

Because those are 3rd gen GT cars. Not as cool, not as good condition, and not as fun.

The 3rd gen GTS is cool. The GT, meh.

hobiercr Reader
July 1, 2010 3:16 p.m.

Had a 77 fastback for many years. Great highway car and fun to drive although tragically underpowered. I always wanted to drop a 289/302 in mine but got rid of it thinking I could always find another less rusty one... The lip around the rear hatch was impossible to keep rust free.

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