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DOTS: Toyota Celica TA28 Liftback

No more DOTS vacation editions: I’m through posting all pictures of that. So back to the normal edition pictures!

Some time ago I spotted something old parked next to a playing garden:
Toyota Celica TA28 Liftback
Toyota Celica TA28 Liftback

If you look carefully enough you can make out the blue Celica TA28 there! ( ? ??)

Toyota Celica TA28 Liftback
Toyota Celica TA28 Liftback

As you can see on the grille, it is the ST version of the Celica liftback:
Toyota Celica TA28 Liftback
Toyota Celica TA28 Liftback

ST means it is either a 2T-B or 18R engined car. GT means it has got a 18R-G engine, but those are very very very scarce in Europe.

Toyota Celica TA28 Liftback
Toyota Celica TA28 Liftback

On the rear another ST logo, so undoubtedly this is a Celica ST.
I looked up the license plate on the RDW website and it says it is a 1600 and got registered in 1977, so this car has the 2T-B engine under its hood.

Personally I favor the lines of the liftback over the original TA22 coupé lines: much better styled and the car gets better proportions from the rear side. But, of course, that is a matter of taste I guess. (???)

Toyota Celica TA28 Liftback
Toyota Celica TA28 Liftback

The Celica was is pretty decent state! It had some rust, but no major rust! All rust I spotted were tiny small rust spots like under this Toyota emblem.

Toyota Celica TA28 Liftback
Toyota Celica TA28 Liftback

Knowing this car is 32 years old I’d say it is a very good preserved Celica!

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