Thursday, May 24, 2018

Blue Plated: 1972 Toyota Celia ST

The Toyota Celica first hit US shores in 1971 as the Japanese translation of the Ponycar.  The Celica might not have been powered by fuel thirsty V8s, but the long-hood short-deck styling was perfect for a 7/8th scale Mustang/Camaro/Challenger. This next Celica looks to have survived the years better than most of its factory siblings and is covered in a fabulous shade of lime green.  Find this 1972 Toyota Celia ST offered for $8400 in Cypress, CA via craigslist. Tip from Rock On!

From the seller:
Recent cosmetic highly detail restoration down to repainting bolts, up to professional repainting out side and engine bay in original "Green Altair Green" correct to this car. (Inside trunk is untouched) Bottom of the undercarriage pressure wash and painted. Original bumpers but re-chrome all stainless still were polish, Hard to find left side passenger mirror, New Roof line seals, New Weather door belt seals,New Quarter window weather seals, New Weather door seals all Toyota genuine. Cleanest floor pan ever seen cover with "Rattle Trap XXX" Original door panels and quarter panels (Driver side door panel has a small tear in the bottom carpet/side) Original Black vinyl and cloth combination (Except in driver seat, two peaces of vinyl were re-done, also on the rear seat top two peaces, normal were and tear by the sun light) Original robber floor mats, original radio, original steering wheel, the dash board it has two cracks. Engine has been rebuilt (According to the previous owner) No paper work to confirm that, but I did trust the previous owner telling the truth, cause at the time when I unbolt the valve cover to have it painted "I saw the head and valves were pretty clean" Radiator clean, pressure tested and painted by a radiator shop. New flexible Breaks and clutch lines, new clutch slave cylinder, list goes on and on. No trades or holds first cash gets it. 

See a better set of wheels on a Japanese classic?


  1. Those blue plates get me...almost possible to pretend there arent 40 million people living in Cali and it might as well be New Jersey now with more sun. That said.where are the engine shots etc.Looks like someone paid a pretty penny for someone elses shine and sell and wants to move on now.......

  2. "Deleted by author"-- guessing it was a fake ad, since the price was too low for a perfect old Celica!


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