Thursday, January 3, 2019

2JZ Swapped: 1984 Toyota Celica GTS

The 3rd generation (internally called A60) Celica was the final rear-drive chassis to use Toyota's Celica name.  The next generation used a transverse front-drive setup that has become a de facto standard for economy cars, but up through 1985 you could get a Celica from the factory with a longintudinal engine and right wheel drive...and today's example comes with a fresh 2JZ swap. Find this 1984 Toyota Celica GTS offered for $6,500 in Gilroy, CA via craigslist. Tip from FuelTruck.

From the seller:

1984 toyota celica 
condition: good 
cylinders: 6 cylinders 
drive: rwd 
fuel: gas 
title status: clean 
transmission: manual 
type: coupe 
Up for sale is my 84' RA65 gts coupe! The last of the RWD celi's, and the only model with IRS. I recently swapped a 2JZ from an 03' IS300 into this little japanese muscle car. Since I've been driving it, its been nothing but smiles and complements. I completed the swap back in April of this year and I've been daily driving the car every since. Perfecting all the flaws, as i go. Everything has been done properly and safe as far as the swap goes. I know this car better than the back of my hand, and i'm honestly willing to answer any questions or concerns you may have about it. No leaks, no overheating, no starting issues!! It fires up every time and has never left me stranded.

specs are as follows:
2jzge vvti swap from an 03' IS300 
-new valve cover gaskets
-new intake manifold gaskets
-new exhaust manifold gaskets
-new thermostat
-new MAF
-new coolant temp sensor
-new NGK spark plugs
-new Exedy stage 1 clutch
-new flywheel
-Xcessive manufacturing 2jz motor mounts
-Akina motorsports 2jz-W58 bellhousing
-new oem radiator
-new coolant hoses
-new fuel lines
-Magnaflow muffler
-Vibrant performance ultra quiet resonator
-Summit fuel pressure regulator
-Optima dry cell battery
-Basset inertia 5 15x8 -12 wheels
-NEW Hankook Ventus concept ii tires 205/20-15
-Dual Media player bluetooth stereo
-Rockford Fosgate Punch P3 slim 10" subwoofer

I'm sure there is more i'm missing but that's all I got for now. The car is a clean title and has 170,xxx miles on the odometer. All power everything inside. Heat works, but no a/c. The only things I haven't addressed on the car but would like to, is the suspension and the seats. Both, have yet to be revamped. 

Please feel free to call or text if interested. NO TRADES!! cash only
$6500 o.b.o 

See a better way to drive a rear-drive classic?


  1. Looks clean and sounds well done.

    I supposed it’s a good thing nearly every interesting swap lacks AC, as otherwise is would find myself destitute, regularly scrounging pocket change in order to finance my next bad decision.

  2. hmmm.... a recent swap and no mention of smog compliance.

  3. Cool swap! Seems the seller is moving it along before having to smog it?? Or...does that not apply in Gilroy?

  4. Fleetwood T. BroughamJanuary 3, 2019 at 10:21 AM

    The terra cotta/adobe engine bay lining is a clever touch too.

  5. Wow. Looks like they completely cut the core support out to move the radiator forward, and took the front of the inner fenders along with it. Not the cleanest job, but it still looks like it would be fun. And if it runs and drives well? Nice way to finish up a project car and still be able to take it out for a drive. But between that work, the door to fender fit and the damage to the rear corner? 6500 seems a bit hopeful. I do like that body style though.

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  7. Like to purchase where can I send at least a down payment
    rs dan


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