The outline for this 1976 Toyota Celica GT listed on the market on Hemmings.com would not state what it was within the midst of being modified for (street racing? drifting? time assault?), however regardless of the goal, the wrenches behind the modifications have been critical about it. The complete roll cage is the primary clue: hooked up to the body and absolutely welded, it is reportedly rated for 9-second passes. Then there’s the turbocharged and intercooled Toyota 3SGE BEAMS four-cylinder constructed to a claimed 450 to 480 horsepower, mated to a six-speed guide transmission and turning an Eaton differential in a customized rear axle shortened to suit 10-inch vast Watanabe wheels wrapped in slicks. Aftermarket coilovers and Wildwood brakes spherical out the chassis modifications.
With all of the go-fast stuff swapped into or bolted on to the automobile, one would count on the physique to have solely a passing resemblance to what got here from the manufacturing facility. As an alternative, it stays quite sedate, with a chin spoiler, a pair hoses and AN fittings peeking out from behind the bumper, and the inventory rust-free Nevada sheetmetal nonetheless in place. (That mentioned, it does include metal fender flares ought to the necessity to reduce the unique fenders come up.) Equally, regardless of the roll cage, the inside seems to be prefer it’s meant to return collectively once more with inventory door panels, a inventory sprint, and even the unique seat belts nonetheless in place.
The vendor admits it is not prepared for primetime. The gas system must be completed, we see brake elements that must be reattached, it is lacking seats and carpet, and floor rust underneath the hood and on some chassis components signifies it is sat partially accomplished for some time. Plus, there’s the potential for customizing it to a wholly new imaginative and prescient or to constructed it to a special race spec. Both manner, it is a good begin on a Japanese muscle automobile venture.