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 Post subject: Rare part question. Late 70's Celica
PostPosted: Mon Jul 15, 2013 4:32 pm 

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I found this red reflective center panel at the yard last week off a late 70's Toyota Celica. Anybody have any info on it? I know its not OEM but its in great shape and has that 80's look to it. Cool looking piece for sure. Thanks guys! :D

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 Post subject: Re: Rare part question. Late 70's Celica
PostPosted: Mon Jul 15, 2013 7:26 pm 

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There were a quite a few aftermarket companies that made these for Celicas and other cars. The whole fad was kicked off by the Porsche 924/944. There were some that had lighted panels (hooked into the license plate lights) while others were just plain panels. Spome of the more expensive kits were made/sold by places like Beverly Hills Motoring and the cheaper stuff could be had from JC Whitney's. A lot of dealers installed them to boost profits as well. The biggest drawback (other than it was a shameless copy of the 944, kind of like the Altezza tails of the 2000s) to me was that a cheesy license plate holder with a light had to be screwed on under the bumper and it just looked so tacked on. It looks great if you don't need a rear license plate but what state allows that?


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 Post subject: Re: Rare part question. Late 70's Celica
PostPosted: Mon Jul 15, 2013 9:51 pm 

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Rare find anyways. I wish I knew what brand it was. The owner had a light rigged behind it but it wasnt part of a kit or anything.

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 Post subject: Re: Rare part question. Late 70's Celica
PostPosted: Wed Jul 17, 2013 3:27 pm 

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Anybody interested in it? :D

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 Post subject: Re: Rare part question. Late 70's Celica
PostPosted: Fri Jul 19, 2013 2:51 pm 
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I sort of am...depending on how much you want for it I'll have you ship it along with those FC tails. It'd look cool in my room.

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