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I just got this car, needs some work but its primarily going to be used to teach the kids how to row.

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Its a 1991 Celica , Single owner in relatively solid state.

I will definitely put the OZ TTE wheels on it on a minimum, and perhaps a used TRD supercharger kit
Good for you, and the kids. The fist half dozen vehicles I owned were all sticks. I still think it ought to be part of the driver's ed. curriculum too, this learning how to drive them :).
 

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At least your kids will look cool driving into the High School parking lot. If it has the Fujitsu Ten OEM soundsystem, the better.
 

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A good choice Mbuk. Should be able to absorb the punishment it will receive lol. I still like those 90's Celicas and MR2s, they stood the test of time.
 

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You should have no problem selling it, how much you want for it?
I wanted 15000 EUR but I do have problems selling it and I reduced it to 11000 EUR - amount I invested in it.
It's hard to sell any 'toy' during pandemic, lots of people save more than they used to. Also so-called enthusiasts are stupid - I often hear they would rather have a 98-02 WS6 fo this price. But the truth is the last time I saw a facelifted WS6 for this price was 3 years ago and it was a piece of junk. Those cars already cost in Germany (so without so-called Polish excise 18.6% tax) 20+ thousand in fair condition and automatic tranny, rare manual-equipped cars cost even more.
 
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coming back to Celica, I am also very nostalgic about it. We used to have an European rally champion back in the 90's who drove it. All the kids who were petrolheads wanted to be like him.

 

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coming back to Celica, I am also very nostalgic about it. We used to have an European rally champion back in the 90's who drove it. All the kids who were petrolheads wanted to be like him.

Growing up in Kenya, I grew up with Safari Rally, man oh man.. I had died and gone to petrol heaven...

 

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Cool! Good luck modifying this classic beaute and teaching your kids how to drive.
I think I will keep it simple, Get it clean inside, work on the interior and make it clean, Everything I look at from wheels to turbo kits, superchargers, etc. are more expensive than what I paid for the car. So, Its painful to spend. I think I will try keep it bone stock.

I am looking at a factory radio, perhaps add a sub woofer and throw in Bluetooth to stream, and, those White OZ intergrale wheels , those are really tempting, but all in its over $4000.00, for a car I paid less that $300.00 for, so the option is to go used on everything. Get a Buick Supercharger attached with an intercooler, try and see if I could get used WRC rally wheels for cheap, etc
 

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^^^Wow, your initial euphoria dissipated quickly which is typical once fiscal reality sets in. ENJOY!!

This is my $750 late winter project truck:
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I currently have about $1200 total into it and it's now roadworthy once again. And...it's a stick!!
 

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^^^Wow, your initial euphoria dissipated quickly which is typical once fiscal reality sets in. ENJOY!!

This is my $750 late winter project truck:
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I currently have about $1200 total into it and it's now roadworthy once again. And...it's a stick!!
This is sweet! is it manual? You can sell it to me and we will be both happy :)
 

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This is sweet! is it manual? You can sell it to me and we will be both happy :)
Yup. 2000 Silvy RCSB 4.3 V6, 5spd manual, 4x4 with 214k miles. Still runs well, no smoke but a bit crusty.
 
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I could not ressist, I ordered this, the money pit begins, $338.00 out the door and its not even installed...

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Has intake with it, a small intercooler, I know, I will have to find someone to mount it and fix the air fuel mixer tune, but should at least make some power to around 150, and bring the pounds feet of torque up abit.


Meanwhile, I am tempted to comb the junkyards for a used AWD Toyota RAV Manual and transplant the drive train over to my Celica, the only custom part I can see is the rear suspension, probably from the RAV4 and parts of the drive shaft. If I can find one for about $500.00 I will do it, and of course, move my supercharger over.
 

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This is the inlet that goes to the air cleaner, so, we have to figure out how to mount it with a drive belt and how to feed air from the airbox and back to the trottle, but I had to have the intercooler part to commit, Its an AISIN AMR500 out of a Subaru
 

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I really need to hold my horses on spending until the car is smogged though, and the kids learn how to drive, before I go berserk on it.
 

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I really need to hold my horses on spending until the car is smogged though, and the kids learn how to drive, before I go berserk on it.
Well, it was a slow car... make sure they know how to drive it first.
I like it. Have fun!

I learned to drive a stick on a 1989 Merkur XR4Ti in radiant red, I would do almost anything to have it back.
Mine was a white '85.
I have your dream car, but it's a C3.
That's ok... it's not for sale. The really good ones almost never are...

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Got my Celica back from the Mechanic yesterday, man oh man.. I need to upload a video.. it’s wicked... hahahaha.. it’s old school fun.. I am living the Bjorn Waldegard ... .Juha .. Kankunen ..all rolled into one.. in a slow .... car..... but it’s lots of fun.....I don’t understand how Toyota got away with selling those cars... but they did.. it’s so fun yet cheap and the ... corners they cut are many.. but fun.. to be had is there.. I had totally forgotten why we loved these cars... this many years later, it’s so much fun to row
 
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