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Toyota Célica Supra
Toyota Célica Supra - Overview
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Owner : Manu Mach1
Data Added : 11-10-2012 - 03:36 AM
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Color : white
Engine : 2.8 Liters
Transmission : mecanic 5 speed
Toyota Célica Supra
I'm a fan of Célica, since I'm young. Why? It's very simple, to me I have ever loved Mustangs, and the cheapest way to get a "Mustang" was to get a Célica TA28 or TA40, RA28 or 40.
I had in the past Célica 1600ST liftback, then the GT2000, then again ST1600, then ST162, then this Supra.
Some years later (enough time to loose some hair), dream came true, I get a Mustang, and also I keep this Célica Supra. I rebuild the top of the engine, that was the big part of the job, plus all front drive train parts.
Most of the parts come from RockAuto.
For me was not possible to don't have a V8 engine in my garageSmile
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Toyota Célica Supra - Images
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Toyota Célica Supra - Modifications
Toyota Célica Supra - Details
Data Added : 11-10-2012 - 03:36 AM
Views : 7326
Color : white
Engine : 2.8 Liters
Transmission : mecanic 5 speed


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Hey man, that's pretty cool you like your Toyota...but it's not a Mustang and really isn't even close. It's certainly all personal preference but your Celicas have absolutely nothing to do with American Engineering.

-KR

-Former 70 & 72 Mustang Owner.
-69 Torino GT, Formal Roof, 351W, Edelbrock 600 cfm, Edelbrock 351W Performer RPM intake, headers, AOD trans, dual flowmasters w/H pipe, Pertronix II Billet, 3.5 TRACLOC g/r, 15" Magnum 500s, 100A alt, aluminum radiator, electric fan, Pro-car seats, mini-starter...owned since Dec 13.
-70 Mach 1, 351W, Edelbrock E-Street EFI, VHX instrument cluster, Hooker headers, dual flowmasters, Pertronix II, 15" Magnum 500s, 150A alt, aluminum radiator, dual electric fans, Pro-car seats, mini-starter
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#3
He also has a Mustang as well. A lot of us posted our daily drivers and other cars up in our garage. It's not American engineering (and never meant to be) but the Supra was one of the Mustang's primary competitors back in the days (especially when you get to the MKIV's and their monster twin turbo setups). I can see why he bought it as an alternative until he eventually got his Mustang.

I myself am a Celica-Supra owner as well as a Mach I owner. I'm pretty happy to see a fellow Mustang and CS owner who appreciates both cars for what they are. Smile

Rich



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#4
Toyotas are awesome.

I've always owned Toyota trucks, just recently traded in my 1988 Toyota for a 2012. The wife kept saying once the 88 breaks down I can buy a new one, the damn thing wouldn't break, she finally gave in.

Manu64, notice you're from France but the license plate looks like German plates issued for the Altenkirchen area?

Jim

M code 71 Mach 1, 351 4V Cleveland, Ram Air (not factory), C6 Trans, 3.5 rear
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#5
I like it, cool car.

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My Mustangs:
71 M-code Mach 1, Medium Blue/White Sport, 4R70W, 3L50, Factory Ram Air.
72 Q-code Mach 1, Pewter/Black Sport, 4-spd, 3L25.
65 Convertible, Britney Blue/White/White, more modified than original.
05 Convertible, Legend Lime/Tan/Tan, future classic??
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rutkak;114742 Wrote:Hey man, that's pretty cool you like your Toyota...but it's not a Mustang and really isn't even close. It's certainly all personal preference but your Celicas have absolutely nothing to do with American Engineering.

-KR

So? I like the car, I don't think the car has to be a 71-73 mustang to put it in the garage section.
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#7
That car is superb, I really like this...
Toyota Highlander
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#8
I'm pretty sure when he said the only way to get a "Mustang" was to get a Supra, he means that was the closest alternative available. It's rear wheel drive, 2 doors, it's cheap and relatively quick. Sounds like a "Mustang" to me.

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~Buddy
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#9
My first car was an '81 Celica GT and I wish to God I still had it. Nice ride, man.
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#10
Here we all like our Mustang, but first we all like mecanic and history about them.
What I said about Célica's and Mustang's, yes to me RA 28 or Ta 28 was an alternative, specially when you are not american.
Since I am teenager I loved the V8 engine sound, I remember in 1983 when I went to the states, watching and hearing my dream, I was 17, too young to get a car, and no money anyway for that.
And now a "few years later", and a V8 Ford Mustang in my garage, what else?
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#11
An early rip off in styling of a 70! (1977 celica gt)
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Jim and Jutta;114751 Wrote:Toyotas are awesome.

I've always owned Toyota trucks, just recently traded in my 1988 Toyota for a 2012. The wife kept saying once the 88 breaks down I can buy a new one, the damn thing wouldn't break, she finally gave in.

Manu64, notice you're from France but the license plate looks like German plates issued for the Altenkirchen area?

Jutta sounds north Europe name, isn't it?
We have those new style plates since a few years, white in front and rear with black letters and numbers.
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#13
Back in 1980 or so when I had the Mach 1 the resemblence of the Celica fastback to our cars was not lost on me.


[Image: 1977_Toyota_Celica_Liftback_JDM_GT_For_Sale_resize.jpg]

'Mike'
73 Convertible - 351C/4V CC heads/4bolt/forged flat tops/comp 270/rhodes/mallory unilite/tri-power/hookers/glasspacks/c6/3.50 limited slip/Gear Vendors/Global West sub frames, strut rods and shelby style traction bars/ Rear sway bar/tilt steering (not original)

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#14
For many years throughout the seventies and eighties, the Celica was fondly known in Japan as the "Japanese Mustang".
Certainly the cars are as different as iodine and ice cream, but they share some common personality traits...individualized for the market they were aimed at.
The early Celica GT's appearance was ( to me anyway...) clearly influenced by the 69' Mach 1.
I like 'em.
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will e;173588 Wrote:Back in 1980 or so when I had the Mach 1 the resemblence of the Celica fastback to our cars was not lost on me.


[Image: 1977_Toyota_Celica_Liftback_JDM_GT_For_Sale_resize.jpg]

Yo, exactly Smile
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