Thursday, June 15, 2017

GT-Four: 1990 Toyota Celica All-Trac

The All-Trac name was used by Toyota on the Camry, Corolla, Previa, Celica, Rav4, & Caldina to designate their full-time symmetric four wheel drive system.  For most of the fleet it was designed to help sell cars in snow-bound places, but for one car it was an attempt to sportify the car.  Find this 1990 Toyota Celica All Trac here on eBay bidding for $5,000 reserve-not-met with $6,500 buy-it-now located in Natick, MA.

The fifth generation Toyota Celia was released for the 1990 model year with all new "Super Round" organic styling and further refinement on the rock solid build quality that was beginning to be synonymous with the word Toyota.  The Celica was a decent sports coupe in base trim, but the GT-Four version (All-Trac in the US) added some needed power, all-wheel-drive traction, and, most importantly, a prominent hood scoop. 

This T180 generation GT-Four All-Trac is powered by a transverse mounted turbocharged and intercooled 3S-GTE 2.0 liter inline 4 putting out 200 horsepower and 142 ft-lbs of torque into a 5spd manual transmission. 

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  1. Man, that's surprisingly light torque. Anyone know what the curb weight is on one of these. These are rare birds in my part of the country, even "back in the day."

    1. Yeah that torque seems light only because the author is dead wrong, as they always are describing these cars. These were rated at 200 hp and 200 torque as installed in the car. This series (4wd) is in reality called ST185, ST180 refers the FWD platform which wore the same fat fenders and was sold as the GTS, the other ST180 versions (without fat fenders) were called ST and GT. The ST185 had an entirely different floorpan from the A-pillar back to accommodate the 4WD system, that’s what makes it an ST185.

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  3. Really (rally) nice looking car. I bet it is fun.

  4. Love this one. Don't know much about a mamba turbo but looks large for the engine size. I bet it goes pretty well. A car as far from stock as this one needs more information in the ad. I put a big t3/t4 on my eclipse gs-t and it was awesome. It took a fair amount of other upgrades however.


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