This Toyota Celica has remained relatively normal – In the Wild

But not completely original

Toyota Celica

Over the years, many Toyota Celicas have fallen prey to enthusiasts who installed all kinds of aftermarket stuff on them. This copy has been relatively left alone, although here too the Original police still have a receipt for unsubscribing.

The creed ‘no more boring cars‘ was not created at Toyota based on what it had on the market in the 1990s. In that decade, Toyota still knew how to make nice cars. The Toyota Celica was a good example of this. Although it did not have such an iconic status as the Supra, there are also large groups of enthusiasts for the Celica. In terms of sportiness, you could also make a good impression with a Celica in various versions. Here we have a 2.0 GTi in front of us thanks to AutoWeek forum member JFR.

The 2.0 GTi was essentially the mid-range version here in the Netherlands. It started with the 1.6 STi, then this came and the top was the 204 hp GT-Four with all-wheel drive, here called the Turbo 4WD. The latter (a homologation model for the WRC) was quite fast, because it sprinted from 0 to 100 km/h in 6.9 seconds and reached a top speed of 230 km/h. It also appeared extra sporty, thanks to, among other things, a slightly wider body and an air scoop in the hood. None of that on the spotted example, although a front bumper appears to have been taken from a Turbo 4WD.

Toyota Celica

With such a 2.0 GTi you had little to complain about. This means that you can accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 8.4 seconds and reach a top speed of 220 km/h. In this case you will probably hear the four-cylinder engine doing its work extra loudly, because that exhaust obviously does not belong there. The wheels were also not in the Celica brochure. Anyway, it’s not that bad and the car seems to be in pretty good condition. The current owner has had it for about a year and a half now, hopefully the love will last a little longer than with the previous eight owners.

– Thanks for information from Autoweek.nl

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