ITT 2012: Crowd gathering Celica GT

July 17, 2012 in Events by banpei

For some reason this genuine Dutch Celica did gather crowds continuously:
ITT: Toyota Celica GT 2000 RA28

I think the (very good) reason behind it was that it has a sweet 18R-G engine under its bonnet:
ITT: Toyota 18R-G engine RA28
Yes, after 35 years it is still mind boggling how Toyota fitted that engine under the hood of a Celica. And actually this car did not even have this engine when it rolled out of the factory in 1977: it started its life as a Celica ST with a 2T-B engine.

But the owner did more than just swap the engine:
ITT: Toyota Celica GT 2000 RA28
All badges and mouldings have been replaced for the genuine European 2000 GT counterparts!

And the car was in perfect state:
ITT: Toyota Celica GT 2000 RA28
Just look how the brightwork even shines on a rainy day!

ITT: Toyota Celica GT 2000 RA28
And these gold Enkei 92 mesh wheels made the whole car complete!

ITT: Toyota Celica GT 2000 RA28
Just look at that ass! Now that’s a real crowd gatherer! :)