Whomever it was got a lot more than an average Celica for their money, though. Sales in the late 80s were strong but by 1994 Toyota could only sell a couple hundred cars a year! Megasquirt would be a big improvement on this car. I am savin for a clutch and plan to do the timing belt, water pump, and Hose from hell during the clutch swap, and then try to add some power on a budget,which i know is really hard with this car lol. My pop bought the only one in the U. It had 8 cv joints plus 4 u-joints for the drive shafts.
During that time period Toyota produced three generations of the Celica All-Trac Turbo. Headlight washers and heated door mirrors are also offered. Please just go out and buy one. I learned how to work on cars with one of these, and it was a sad day when I sold it. Had one — new 88 with all the options. Supra turbo swap if you want to get a little crazy. The All-Trac Turbo retained the automatic air conditioner, but the fan switch was changed from the push button type to the more conventional rotary type.
No matter what you call it, they are exceedingly hard to come by today and have practically disappeared from roads in snowbelt and rustbelt states. The export version also has ground effects, noticeably the side spoilers and dual front round fog lights. It was created to compete in the , whose regulations dictate that a manufacturer must build road-going versions of the vehicle in sufficient numbers. Eight years later I purchased another one. What made Joseph so meticulous about his Celica? The car presents like many old racers we come across—dusty and slightly scruff, but also apparently complete and very serviceable. It produced 180 horsepower and 180 lb-ft of torque and 200-hp and 200 lb-ft of torque on later models. Do it for the Prius drivers that suck.
The All-Trac came with a 190-horsepower turbocharged engine and all-wheel-drive powertrain the naturally aspirated version of which appeared in the via a viscous coupling central locking differential, turning an affordable sports coupe into a high-tech rally monster. The Japanese model also got restyled tail lights. Photos make condition of the paint tough to judge, but body panels look straight with good alignment from what we can see. . Not sure what it will do to the power, but aside from risking damage to the intake manifold, it makes your exhaust turn blue. But do you want to know what makes this Celica even more desirable? Unfortunately they look to be fading, with the worst of the weathering occurring on the hood. The Celica All-Trac Turbo is not boring and might break down on you when you leave the parking lot.
Not much of the exterior is shown, but graphics on the passenger side and hood bear the correct red, orange and yellow coloring. The center differential was changed from a manually lockable unit either open or locked to a viscous-coupling limited-slip type. Because of this i parked the car, i bought the car because it was a good deal, and i always wanted a homologation special. Cruise control, leather, and sunroof were not offered. The Japanese models also got round-shape front fog lights. Add in the poor brakes we used in that era and it was a wild ride indeed.
A fuel cell is also listed. This is a very rare car in unmolested condition with a very nice interior. Starts right up and runs very well. Then it had the electronic that tried to control the engine, boost, plus the driveline, etc. It was a great car — a good performer and pretty good looking at a reasonable price.
Mostly because it was designed to compete in the World Rally Championship at the time when the manufacturers had to build road going versions of their race cars. If money were no object, I would build a collection of homologation specials like the 1988 Toyota Celica Alltrac Turbo. Air condition works well as does everything else on the car including radio and sunroof. The seller notes the 2. Engine runs good and transmission shifts well.
We love fast cars, motorsports, and automotive culture. Either bad connection, or the relay itself. I still miss the thing. Super cool cars, always nice to see one survive. One car was sold at each of the 77 Toyota dealerships in California.
Kankkunen had been in contention for the drivers' world title. The 5v signal wire that goes to the starter to tell it to do stuff often goes bad in these cars. That one lasted a little over a year under my care until my lack of mechanical knowledge resulted in a blown engine. The convertible never went into production, but the concept went to the model which began production in October 1986. The ad notes just 4,900 original miles, further listing a roll cage, fire suppression system and coilover suspension.