Seeing the current bid price and the time left for the auction to end, this Celica is available at an almost throw-away price

Toyota gave birth to a two-door, hardtop coupe in 1970 called the Celica. The company first showcased it at the 1970 Tokyo Motor Show and within a couple of months, started selling it. The Celica was essentially Toyota’s answer to the Ford Mustang, but the car seemed to have other dreams. It slowly transitioned into a different breed and Toyota started selling it in liftback and coupe forms. Three-and-a-half decades later, the Celica faded away into oblivion as a sports car with a loyal fan base.

The car’s production ended in 2006, but it is still much adored and turns heads on the roads. There’s no denying that the car still has a demand. Here’s one such classic example – a black 1994 Toyota Celica GT-Four. The car is being auctioned at bringatrailer.com and at the time of writing, the current bid stands at $9,000. Would you grab it?

This Is One Special 1994 Toyota Celica GT-Four

Awesome Car for Sale: Limited Production 1994 Toyota Celica GT-Four Exterior
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This Celica GT-Four is one of the 2,500 homologation examples that Toyota built for the 1994 model year, so it could compete in Group A of the World Rally Championship.

This particular example has been tastefully customized. Other than the standard aesthetics that were pertinent to the sixth-gen model, this black beauty is equipped with a Seibon carbon-fiber hood, Rally Armor mudflaps, TRD-style side skirts, and a roof spoiler. It even wears a protective ceramic coating. This Celica rides on 17-inch OZ Racing wheels wrapped in Bridgestone RE-71R tires.

Awesome Car for Sale: Limited Production 1994 Toyota Celica GT-Four Interior
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On the inside, the modifications include:

  • TRD Shift knob
  • Aluminum pedals
  • STACK mechanical boost gauge
  • HKS turbo timer
  • New head unit for the eight-speaker sound system
  • Sparco World Champion 330mm steering wheel

What Powers This 1994 Celica GT-Four?

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This 1994 Celica GT-Four is powered by a 2.0-liter, turbocharged, 3S-GTE four-cylinder mill that makes 252 horses and 223 pound-feet of torque.

Power is sent to all the wheels via a close-ratio E154 five-speed manual gearbox. The permanent all-wheel-drive system features a center coupling and a torque-sensing rear differential. The car also has a catless exhaust system with a three-inch BRD exhaust pipe and HKS Hi-Power Silent muffler. Other than this, the engine also features an intercooler with a water sprayer and an anti-lag system.

1994 Toyota Celica GT-Four specifications
Displacement 2 liters
Configuration turbocharged 3S-GTE four-cylinder
Max boost pressure 13 psi (0.9 bar)
Power output 252 hp hp @ 6,000 rpm
Torque 223 lb-ft @ 4,000 rpm
0-60 mph 6.1 seconds
Top speed 149 mph (240 km/h)

Condition and Maintenance.

Awesome Car for Sale: Limited Production 1994 Toyota Celica GT-Four Exterior
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In terms of repairs, the car has gone under the knife a few times. In 2018, the left fender was replaced by the previous owner after he struck a deer. The left headlight was replaced and at the same time, and a rusted area on the right fender was fixed. A portion of the car was also repainted. The owner has declared rust on the trailing edge of the doors and right rear quarter panel which needs repair. There is an oil-seepage from the engine as well that’s not been fixed yet.

Conclusion

Awesome Car for Sale: Limited Production 1994 Toyota Celica GT-Four Exterior
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The Celica GT-Four has completed 197,000 kilometers, which is roughly 122,500 miles. The seller has said that the front Super Strut suspension system was overhauled less than 10,000 miles ago. The car is currently in Canada. As mentioned earlier, the current bid stands at $9,000 at the time of writing and the bid ends on June 24 at 0000 hours.

Source: Bring A Trailer

Sidd Dhimaan
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Sidd joined the Topspeed.com team in 2017 as an intern and in less than a year he earned a full-time position as an associate editor and junior automotive expert. He is currently our pickup truck expert and focuses his attention on heavy-duty and off-road vehicles.  Read More
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