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  • baws
    started a topic Wheeler dealers - 73 toyota celica

    Wheeler dealers - 73 toyota celica

    Was watching the latest show where Mike buys a "Cileeka" and reminded my of how I got here.
    In 1972, I bought a brand new Toyota Corona, metallic blue with a white vinyl top. Looked like a mini Chevy Malibu.
    It had the same lump, the 18R-C, that the Celica had. In the 3 years I had it, I had to do 3 valve jobs. I've only done 3 valve jobs on the TR in 44 years!
    So I was not surprised to see Ant do compression and leak down tests on the motor because of lack of power.
    Long story short, I was out shopping for waterbeds with my GF of the time, stopped by the British Leyland dealership we happened to pass by, and on a whim, traded the Toyota for the TR!

  • baws
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    Originally posted by poolboy View Post
    I bet that was some night, buddy !
    The next day, when I drove it to work for the first time, a co-worker commented "Hey, if I'd known you wanted a sportscar, I would have sold you my Jensen Healey!"
    The Jenson was nice, in JPS livery, but I'm not sure I would still have it to this day, like I do the TR.

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  • Elwood
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    I bought a new Capri in 1972, V6 and a 4 speed. I sold it in 74 to buy my TR6. And, to go full circle, I have a Celica W58 in the TR6. Back in the day, we used to refer to Celicas as SillyCars.

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  • Tush
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    Saw a nice one at a car show earlier this year Bruce...around the 36:50 mark if your interested.

    https://youtu.be/hwArzoPU-1I

    Cheers
    Tush

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  • poolboy
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    I bet that was some night, buddy !

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