Car Spotlight>> First Gen Celica Draped In Classic Red

There were a whole lot of cars at JCCS, but if there was one car that stood out the most for me, it would be this extremely clean 1972 Toyota Celica GT head-to-toe in classic red.

The car was completely stripped down and repainted.

Luckily, the owner kept the original Celica GT vinyl graphics. Too cool.

The car features a rather rare set of Riverside Riverge wheels. It's these wheels that really sets this car apart.

No insane engine swap or power train mods here, just a humble 18RC that has been rebuilt.

The owner had a set of custom coil overs built for the front and the rear springs have been modified.

What's an old school Toyota these days without Solex locks replacing the original factory ones?  

This Celica looks simple enough, but it's that clean simplicity that really makes this car stand out.

If I had the chance to drive off the JCCS show with one car, it would be this one.

-Linhbergh

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1

had one, were cool but the 18rc was sooo underpowered! love the little influences it had on the jza80 (i now drive)

2

awesome pic...

very nostalgic

very excited when this CELICA under full restore.



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3

Perfect, in every way. 1st Gen Celica's are one of the best looking Toyota's EVER! Awesome car and props to the owner for building something that awesome!

4

Definitely one of my favorites of the show. The only celica that could top this one would be that light blue one from TORC (not on execution as both are amazing but more on the my fact i like the color more). This car made my friend wish he grab the one his grandfather had before he sold it lol.

5

lovely and nicely done car. they way a lot of classics should be done. and love the wheels :D

8

That`s amazing car in amazing condition.

9

That's how you keep classics, no insane engine swaps. That Solex reminds me a lot of my childhood, ahh the box type Mitsubishi Lancer from '87.

10

Beautiful little jem. Get an engine pic too some time.

11

This generation is on my to do list at some point in life. Such a good looking car.

13

This car made me weep openly. Perfection is rare these days.

14

Sweet... very clean.

15

been looking at these lately since I see them more and more on this site and god knows, I am loving them more and more. I would love to have one of these in my collection if ever I can afford to get one. I would need more juice under the hood though so a engine upgrade would def be in order.

16

For me, this is what stance is all about :D

This is what speedhunters is all about, overall nice cars.

17

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18

truly a classic beauty, I love everything visual about this car.

21

fuh! nice car...very nice!!!

22

Oh, this is really beautiful car. I like this clean style.

23

Desktop please!

24

Solex.. Don't they make carburetors as well? Or, used to anyways..

26

Definitely a clean car. This is how most classics should be done.

27

Amazing. beautiful Car.

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