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I Bought another Celica

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Rick89GTS, May 25, 2008.

  1. Rick89GTS

    Rick89GTS Well-Known Member Moderator Donated!

    Hey guys, like many of you out there, I can't stop acquiring 4th Gens - it must be a sickness.
    Well, today I looked at an 86GTS hatchback and will be adding it to my stable tomorrow evening.
    (My others are: 88 All-Trac and 89 GTS HB.)

    EDIT: added a few pics...
    June 2008

    The Good:
    - 1 original owner since 86, leather wrap intact on steering wheel & shift knob(!), all papers, records,
    - Pewter metallic grey colour, no tears in driver's seat and mint interior,
    - no accidents save for someone backing up & cracking the front 'Celica'
    - clean; no rust except one tiny bit on one rear quarter panel
    - low mileage, only 180,000 kms or about 114,000 miles
    - engine pulls strong & hard; idles quiet & dead steady
    - tight tranny; no 2nd gear 'crunch'

    The Bad: (mostly minor)
    - PS pump or hose leaking,
    - leak in rear hatch window trim; some water in spare wheel well,
    - driver's sun visor missing,
    - pax rear speaker not working,

    The Ugly:
    - engine has some oil leaks; VC gasket for sure, maybe more...?
    - a few deep rock dents from highway but the body is straight.

    Storage is gonna be a PITA but I couldn't pass it up.
    Sorry, I know, no pics yet. Will post 'em as soon as I get all the details completed. :wink:

    January 2009
  2. rye

    rye Well-Known Member Donated!

    I hate you for posting this without pictures...make me waste my time......


  3. sr5punk

    sr5punk Well-Known Member

    X2 :eew:
  4. Mafix

    Mafix Owner Staff Member Administrator Donated!

    very nice rick. now i know who to call when i'm in the market for another one.
  5. 86gt-man

    86gt-man Guest

    nice pickup rick. i remember you saying you lived in washington somewhere... i live in tacoma. just curious where you came accross this one?
  6. dan1_721

    dan1_721 Guest

    Pics! Sounds awesome
  7. Rick89GTS

    Rick89GTS Well-Known Member Moderator Donated!

    Actually, I'm in Canada but I like to come over to the USA whenever I can. I found this one on Craigslist. One of the best deals I've had.
    I picked up the Celi tonight but it was too dark to take pics.
    I'll get some up as soon as I can. Promise!
  8. lilbra48

    lilbra48 Active Member

    I wish there was more of us in the area to get together some time. Oh well, my Celica is in need of some serious garage time, then I will show it off!
  9. Rick89GTS

    Rick89GTS Well-Known Member Moderator Donated!

    Maybe we could do a PacNW & BC SwapMeet in the summer if there is enough interest.....?
  10. Rick89GTS

    Rick89GTS Well-Known Member Moderator Donated!

    Here are the pics:

  11. 89celicagt

    89celicagt Well-Known Member Staff Member Super Moderator Donated!

    niiice :D Any plans of yet?
  12. 86gt-man

    86gt-man Guest

    i'm up for a summer meet.
  13. ST165-2765

    ST165-2765 Well-Known Member Donated!

    Nice :D

    Now you need a group shot of the whole family
  14. sprey16

    sprey16 Well-Known Member

    omg nice score , so you have 3 now ?

    yes very keen for the group shot of your cars haha

    im gonna get a shot of my and my cuzzies 6th gen soon :D
  15. Rick89GTS

    Rick89GTS Well-Known Member Moderator Donated!

    Even crazier is that my sister is asking me if I want her red 87GTS coupe (she's original owner - 21 years) with only 140,000 kms / 88,000 miles on it. AND, I also have dibs on a black 89GTS liftback (again, 1 original lady owner). I've been in touch with that lady over 7 years, waiting for her to sell.

    I know I can't support 5 cars, no way. In this regard, you guys are the only ones who understand me, even my g/f thinks I'm nuts. I must have Celica-itis :wink:

    No plans other than changing and flushing all fluids and trying to rebuild the AC system - the previous owner dismantled parts of it :mad:

    I've got 3 of them now, so technically, I can have my own meet, haha. I'll get a group pic soon.

  16. dan1_721

    dan1_721 Guest

    MMMMMMMMMMMMMM Love the colour. Looks clean as
  17. sr5punk

    sr5punk Well-Known Member

    dayum. celicawhore is more like it. greedy pants. if you keep taking them all then there wont be any left for us and you will be the only one on the forums. hahahaha.seriously though. take your sisters. nice deal. hhaha
  18. sprey16

    sprey16 Well-Known Member

    haha its a drug huh!! celicaitis and sr5punk is making u get another 1 , jeeze sr5 leave him alone , lol
  19. rye

    rye Well-Known Member Donated!

    I really like that silver colour!
  20. Mafix

    Mafix Owner Staff Member Administrator Donated!

    damn that one is clean too.

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