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1976 Toyota Celica GT

Technical specifications of Toyota Celica 1976

Price: -
Condition: Used
Item location: Long Beach, California, United States
Make: Toyota
Model: Celica
SubModel: GT
Type: Coupe
Trim: 2 Door
Year: 1976
Mileage: 80,000
VIN: RA24038092
Color: White
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Manual
Drive type: RWD
Interior color: Black
Options: Hands Free Bluetooth, USB Charger, Hardtop, CD Player
Vehicle Title: Clear
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My name is Sam, hank you for your time. Allow me to assist you in describing andsetting your expectations onthis 40 years old classicbecause it's important that this car matches your expectations.

To the point, his is not a high-end Concours restoration (nut/bolt), or is it alow budget build, his is a full restoration (powertrain, nterior, ody&paint). Good money and time was spent on this vehicle, ut please go through all photos, ideos, nd this listing. I welcome you to contact me to go over any details that I may have missed.



Look & Compare:

There are a handful of these out there, ut original white GT are a rare gem especially in this color combination.


Titled and plated in Arizona, his is an all 50 state legal vehicle, nd the NEXT smog exempt vehicle. Has CARB compliant modifications. This car has been in California pretty much its whole entire life, nd currently stored in a warehouse.

Overall Test Drive:

For the most part, his car starts up on the first turn of the ignition. Depending on the airbox (choice of 2) the engine either idles at 800 to about 1000 rpm. Runs very smoothly with no unusual noises. There are no leaks that we have found, nd all fluids are at recommended levels. On the road, am able to go through the engine's powerband pretty efficiently, owever when driven aggressively, t's apparent the carburetor needs tuning to match upgrades listed below. Factory jets currently installed for emissions with baffle.

The transmission shifts through all the gears smoothly. On rare occasions, found it difficult to go straight into reverse, o I shift to fifth, nd back down to reverse. Based on my experience, s a common issue amoung most cars that use traditional style transmissions.

The suspension I'm not too familiar with, ut it feels stiff on the ride. There's a bounce when the vehicle encounters a harsh bump. Driving at 75 mph feels like a 100 mph. This car telegraphs more than modern day vehicles.

Braking stops very well,no issues found.

Personal Note:

Driving this vintage, cannot put in words. When I look over-the-shoulder while down shifting to merge on the freeway, ull into a gas station, r stop at a light, his car has this this cool element to it. Maybe it's the way the road feels in the steering wheel, r the positive shift of the shift ball before I release the clutch, he way it looks, ts presence. Whatever it is, t gets attention from all walks of life.

Powertrain:1. Stock Engine2. Stock 5-Speed Manual Tranmission3. CARB Compliant Double Weber Carberator (32/36-DGEV K8749)4. CARB Compliant Headers by OBX5. 2 year old catalytic converter6. New Alternator7. New Voltage Regulator8. New Battery9. Recent Carb Rebuild10. Magna Flow Exhaust


1. Konig Wheels Wrapped in Falkens2. Slotted Front Rotors3. Custom Made Adjustable Front Suspension by Turlock4. Rear lowering Springs5. Manual Steering


Overall I would grade the interior an 8/10 based on the pros and cons listed below. The upholstery I would give a 9.5/10 since there are no tears, rinkles, cratches, r creases, t's in excellent shape. The springs in all of the seats feel firm, nd seems to have a good amount of bounce to them. The trunk looks fine. The engine bay looks normal also. I have not seen any cancer, oles, nd/or rust in these areas.


1. Kenwood sound system in the glove compartment.2. Hands Free Phone via Bluetooth3. 4 Way Racing Mirrors4. New Shifter5. New Headliner, ashtop, oor Cards, &C pillars are rewrapped.

Cons:1. Missing factory radio knobs, ezel around the shifter2. Some of the bingo lights are on while driving (brake, lectrostator, nd oil) but vehicle drives normal, nd fluids are all at recommended levels.3. Dashtop needs to be secured to the factory dash


Overall score is an 8/10, lso because of the pros and cons list. Original color is white, nd it was repainted a 2 stage white, itting. The body lines are very good, hen opening and closing various doors, runk, nd hood, verything seems to line of very well. I went through the whole exterior, nd was not able to find a dent, aybe some chips in the front area. The paint is very good, ut it could use more post work like wet sanding since there are some orange peels. It's worth noting, he wheels were spray painted leaving a run or two, owder coating would be advised. Also, he white lines on the rim are decals, ot paint. Overall, here are no indications of any rust, ancer, r holes.

Pros:1. Custom 2 stage white2. Restomod halogen headlights3. Shaved Mirrors4. Chin & Rear Spoilers5. Custom sheet metal work under rear bumper

Cons:1. (I believe, ut not sure) Missing a trim on the bottom of each side of door2. No Side Mirrors (Intentional or not, ot sure either)3. There are no brackets securing the front signal light, ooks like something custom is required.

Factory Parts that come included:

1. Headers and pipe2. Facory Taillights3. New Visor4. New Side Mirrors


Free pick-up from the airport

We can drop it off at the freight forwarder

Toyota Celica GT Coupe

20R 2.2L 4 cylinder engine

5spd Manual Transmission



This vehicle is being offered as an estate sale. Due to unforeseen circumstances, wner is force to sell. Vehicle is currently stored in Long Beach where test drives will be conducted. Listed locally, eserve the right to sell. Priced to sell, owever open for offer. Non-refundable deposit of $200 to hold for 1 week with first right to refusal because of demand.

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