Celica GT

 

Toyota Celica RA28 1977 (DC- registrert  jan -78) selges  .

Bilen ble restaurert  ca år 2000 , og har kun vært kjørt noen få 10-talls mil etter dette.
Har stått på lager,  og nå i det siste 3 år på motormuseet i Degernes, Rakkestad.
Pen i lakk og interiør, men noen lakkbobler har kommet frem etter så lang tids lagring ( se bilder)

Interiøret er pent, bortsett fra et hull oppe på seterygg bak, og krakkelering i dash-pad (std. feil, men fåes ny). 

Går bra!, men trenger nok en rens og justering av forgassere.
Denne har den største motoren (18R-G) med Yamaha aluminium twin-cam topp. (som det etter sigende kun ble importert kun 2 stk av)
Cromdetaljer er bra. Nye dekk. 
Utrolig pen bil! 



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The Celica

Toyota‘s first global attempt to sell a sports car to the masses was successfully accomplished with the first generation Toyota Celica. The Celica come in many variants, namely the TA22, RA28, and some consider it as the Mini mustang because it’s silhouette resembles the Ford Mustang of the same era. The 1st Gen Toyota Celica was a great hit, and 40+ years later is still thought to be the sexiest Celica from all the seven generations of Celicas.

The marketing success, eye appeal, first generation, rear wheel drive and nostalgic connection that many feel with the Celica are all factors of what makes it an appreciating classic car.

In brief, the Toyota Celica TA22 was first released for sale in December 1970 and continued until September 1975 when the TA23 was released, closely followed by the RA23 from 1976 to 1977. There has been various changes through the years, more of that in our PreFAcelift vs Facelift section, but the major change was the front during mid production.

Model Codes

First character is the engine series,Second Character is the model, in our case always “A” for CelicaThird/Forth Digits are the specific model variation
TA22RA28
 Toyota Celica (A) with the 2T engine (T), 22 referring to a prefacelift Coupe variant. This would be later replaced by the TA23 facelift long-nose model.Toyota Celica (A) with the 18R engine (R), 28 referring to a Liftback variant. There was never a prefacelift Liftback.

When shopping for any car from a Japanese manufacturer, especially Toyota you will see information and references with a series of digits and characters such as TA22,TA23, RA23, RA24, RA25, RA28, TA28 & RA29. These unique codes refer to the exact generation, body style and even trim of the car in question. These codes should be taken religiously especially when searching for parts and a genuine car.

Below is a reference guide to all codes for the 1st Generation Toyota Celica.

CODEYEARBODY STYLEENGINEMARKETS
TA20Pre-FaceliftCoupe TJapan only
TA22Pre-FaceliftCoupe2T Worldwide
RA20Pre-FaceliftCoupe8R Worldwide
RA21Pre-FaceliftCoupe 18RWorldwide
RA22FaceliftCoupe 20R Worldwide
TA23Faceliftcoupe2T Worldwide
TA27Faceliftliftback2TWorldwide
TA28Faceliftliftback2T-BWorldwide
RA23Faceliftcoupe18R Worldwide
RA24Faceliftcoupe20R North America
RA25Faceliftliftback18RJapan
RA28Faceliftliftback18R Worldwide
RA29Faceliftliftback20RNorth America

The amount of optional equipment and the engine can be vaguely matched towards the trim of the vehicle, although in theory you could have an ST equipped as a stock GT, in other words do not restrict your search only for GT models or pay a premium because its a GT.

In summary, the trims are as follows from the ‘poorest’ equipped models to the fully equipped ones:

  • ET: Base model (Japan only)
  • LT: Has standard options more than ET
  • ST: Well specced, with the option of further extras
  • GT: Full Extras
  • GTV: Specced for racing, low on specs but comes with the 2T-G engine as standard.
    EnginesThe best thing that Toyota has designed the chassis for each and every first generation Celica equal, meaning that any engine mentioned below will bolt straight into your Celica. So if you want to go a bit faster, or want to replace your engine, it will be less effort than you think.I have listed all engines available for the first generation Celica from the slowest to the fastest. All engines for the Celica were 4 cylinders, however later models included more valves which meant more power.CodeFamilyCapacityHPWhat’s special about it?MarketRarity T T1.4l 86hpBase engine, for those who wanted to be economic and to avoid the higher tax bracket on the higher CC engines. Japan High2T2T1.6l102HPStandard for LT, SOHC layout.World Low2T-B2T1.6l113HPStandard for ST, identical to the 2T but was fitted with twin downdraft solex carburetors.World Low2T-G2T1.6l124HPStandard for GT, lots of upgrades from the standard 2T WorldHigh 18R-C18R 2.0l 120HP Single Cam (SOHC) WorldLow18R-G18R2.0l 134HP Twin Cam (DOHC) WorldHigh20R 20R 2.2l 96HPSingle Cam (SOHC), lots of outdated emission control can make this engine perform faster. North America LowNote: Technically speaking an engine from the same family could be upgraded with parts from the other engine. Additionally the chassis of the Celica remained the same between variants, so stuff like engine mounts should be the same between the ET, LT, ST and GT.

Engines

The best thing that Toyota has designed the chassis for each and every first generation Celica equal, meaning that any engine mentioned below will bolt straight into your Celica. So if you want to go a bit faster, or want to replace your engine, it will be less effort than you think.I have listed all engines available for the first generation Celica from the slowest to the fastest. All engines for the Celica were 4 cylinders, however later models included more valves which meant more power.

CodeFamilyCapacityHPWhat’s special about it?MarketRarity
 T T1.4l 86hpBase engine, for those who wanted to be economic and to avoid the higher tax bracket on the higher CC engines. Japan High
2T2T1.6l102HPStandard for LT, SOHC layout.World Low
2T-B2T1.6l113HPStandard for ST, identical to the 2T but was fitted with twin downdraft solex carburetors.World Low
2T-G2T1.6l124HPStandard for GT, lots of upgrades from the standard 2T WorldHigh
 18R-C18R 2.0l 120HP Single Cam (SOHC) WorldLow
18R-G18R2.0l 134HP Twin Cam (DOHC) WorldHigh
20R 20R 2.2l 96HPSingle Cam (SOHC), lots of outdated emission control can make this engine perform faster. North America Low

Note: Technically speaking an engine from the same family could be upgraded with parts from the other engine. Additionally the chassis of the Celica remained the same between variants, so stuff like engine mounts should be the same between the ET, LT, ST and GT.

Historikk:
25.01.1978  Solgt fra F.E.Dahl Oslo  Registrert  ukjent

07.05.1988  Otto Øverby
01.05.1994  Bilforum AS
12.09.1994  Frode Negård
12.06.1996  Bjørg Fladeby
11.02.1997  Jack Willy Lilleborgen
25.09.1999  Mary-Ann Gjermundsen
  vår   2000  Restaurert og lagret i 10 år
23.08.2010  Erik Gjermundsen
29.12.2014   Skilter innlevert og bilen lagret