Here's my baby. I bought this car back in April 2006 for 1100$ after fighting over it with someone else haha, but I ended up getting it. Was in drivable condition but needed a lot of attention.
Here it was the day I brought it home, stock steelies, corner lights off an 82 Celica. Looked quite sad honestly. I can barely picture it like this anymore, but I certainly remember how syked I was when I got the papers!!!
After some Celica Supra wheels I picked up for it, blackwall tires.
This was the original motor which let go due to internal coolant leakage.
My new motor, from a '86 2wd truck, was carbureted but I modded a few things to fit my original EFI, and also modded some bolt holes to accommodate the motor mounts in the Celica, and had to swap oil pan. I got it for 350$ with 199,000 KM. Runs like a new engine. Made a custom Ractive cone setup, which works and sounds very good, and installed some Taylor steel core plug wires which also work very well. While I had the motor out I took time to clean and paint the engine bay, it was still the original beige paint.
July 2007, home on brand new 195/60/14 Hercules XR6000's. I am still running on these tires, but they are worn. New BF Goodrich Radial T/A's 215/60/14 coming this week.
My rims after heavy polishing, and painting the inner parts black to accent the lines. Also I installed my original center caps from the steel rims, which I find look much better on the Celica then the square flat 'Toyota' center caps that came original on the aluminum rims.
Here are a few shots of how the car looks now, I only had a 2.2 MP Kodak at the time, I did as well with the photography as I could so bear with lol.
Interior / dash. Nothing special but is in excellent condition, a few minor cracks and couple small rips on driver's seat, and a 2005 Mustang carpet because the original was missing. 2005 Mustang? yeah, all the seat bolt holes lined up, and the cross-member under the seats was molded perfectly. Go figure.
As she looks in April 2011, still looking good. (Looks good from far, but is far from good lol) My '88 Ford F-250 4x4 beside her. Spent over a year building that truck, a very nice machine as well.
I hope you enjoy my car, I sure do. In my town it is the only one around, a true rarity and a head-turner despite being very imperfect. I love driving it so much, never gets boring.