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My 1988 Celica ST165

Discussion in 'Your 4th Gen beauty' started by 89GT-S_Coupe, Sep 7, 2013.

  1. 89GT-S_Coupe

    89GT-S_Coupe Active Member

    Hi all!

    I finally found my Turbo 4WD Celica I've been patiently waiting for!

    Shes a 88, White exterior on blue leather interior, no sunroof, 184.000km. Seams to have seen little to no winters as the only rust I can find is slight bubbling on the rear quarter... The rear upper strut towers are even spotless!

    Only issue is a big ol' hole in the block....:mad: I bought it from a kid that didn't realize what he had. I paid $1200CDN for her! Just need a block and head...

    Here are some pic's of how it looks as of today... Need to clean it up a bit, she a little dusty.



    Last edited: Sep 7, 2013
  2. MattC

    MattC Well-Known Member Donated!

    Wow, great find! :thumbsup:
  3. 89GT-S_Coupe

    89GT-S_Coupe Active Member

    Thanks! More pics to come :D
  4. 187flatliner

    187flatliner Seat Breaker Donated!

    spend another 2 grand and get a front clip.....sell said "didnt need items" and make more than the 2 grand maybe back....nice find tho.
  5. scottjackson1209

    scottjackson1209 Well-Known Member Donated!

    Excellent find! Do those leather seats have power adjustable bustles? my cloth seats do but I dont see the controls for them in your center console. (may just be the angle of the pictures) I can't wait until my 165 is back on the road.
  6. lone wolf

    lone wolf Well-Known Member Donated!

    great find !
  7. JoeJack88

    JoeJack88 Well-Known Member Super Moderator Donated!

    Solid find
  8. celica_gt-i

    celica_gt-i Well-Known Member

    Nice find :D
  9. Rick89GTS

    Rick89GTS Well-Known Member Moderator Donated!

    Welcome to the club; welcome to the joy and the pain :)
  10. SouthernGemini

    SouthernGemini Active Member

    Are you going to put a stock replacement engine that has some miles or have one built and includes a tad more....'oomph' shall I say?
  11. 89GT-S_Coupe

    89GT-S_Coupe Active Member

    Yep, they are power adjustable (drivers side only)

  12. 89GT-S_Coupe

    89GT-S_Coupe Active Member

    Going to keep it as close to stock as possible... Shes to original to go all out :D

  13. CelicaSteve

    CelicaSteve Well-Known Member Staff Member Super Moderator Donated!

    Welcome from the UK, a lovely example and a good price.
  14. Phinex

    Phinex Active Member

    Great find! I've never driven a st165. Would love to, but they are quite rare over here in Norway. Most of the cars which appears for sale have been thrashed and not taken care of.. Wish you good luck with the car. Good idea to keep her original.
  15. KillemAlltrac

    KillemAlltrac Owner Staff Member Administrator Super Moderator Donated!

    Hahahaha welcome to the rest of your life;)

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