You Need This: V8-powered Toyota Celica rally car

Colin
By Colin Wood
Jan 2, 2024 | Toyota, rallycross, Celica, rally, Cars For Sale

Photography Courtesy Gabriel Schaar/Facebook Marketplace

A rally car that makes all the right V8 noises? Try this ’83 Toyota Celica.

Powered by a 1UZ V8 engine, the Celica features numerous rally-ready modifications that include custom skidplates, a W58 transmission, OMP seats, a welded Toyota 8-inch rear end, custom front coil-overs, longer-travel rear shocks and an ARA log-booked roll cage.

The seller adds, “Potentially willing to separate the swap from the chassis, or [if] you want it as a rolling chassis that can be arranged as well.”

Located in Lakebay, Washington, this 1983 Toyota Celica GT is listed at $20,000.

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Comments
DeadSkunk  (Warren)
DeadSkunk (Warren) UltimaDork
1/2/24 1:45 p.m.

That looks like some fun !

DavyZ
DavyZ New Reader
1/2/24 3:38 p.m.

I'm trying to decide if that price tag is reasonable for what that car actually is.  It may be, but seems high to me.  Crazy little car and I'll bet the engine doesn't break down often.  Rallying appeals to me and I would love to have a little nugget like that to race around on the dirt.

iansane
iansane GRM+ Memberand Dork
1/3/24 1:05 p.m.
DavyZ said:

I'm trying to decide if that price tag is reasonable for what that car actually is.  It may be, but seems high to me.  Crazy little car and I'll bet the engine doesn't break down often.  Rallying appeals to me and I would love to have a little nugget like that to race around on the dirt.

I'm on the same page. I saw the car in person last year at a local car show and it's cool but I don't know about 20k cool. I'm sure people are going to lowball him though so he might as well price it high!

¯\_(ツ)_/¯
¯\_(ツ)_/¯ UltimaDork
1/3/24 1:09 p.m.

It's priced high, but I know exactly what I'd want to do with it.  I am resisting issuing a lowball.

Rodan
Rodan UltraDork
1/3/24 3:56 p.m.

Looks like a lot of fun, but at that price point, I'd want to see a lot more pictures before getting serious... cage, underside, underhood, etc...  

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