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 Post subject: 1974 Celica GT (RA21)
PostPosted: Wed Jan 15, 2014 9:27 am 

Joined: Mon Dec 23, 2013 8:24 pm
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Location: NJ
Just picked up a 1974 Celica GT (RA21) in December last year. Car was advertised on CL local to NJ. The seller claimed that he purchased it from the original owner's son and never transferred the title over. The odometer had 43,xxx displayed on it, and based on the condition of the car, one can believe that it is truly 43,xxx and not x43,xxx. In addition, the original owner had some hand written maintenance records tucked away in the glove box, as well as several sets of spark plugs, which were placed in manila envelopes with the mileage at which they were removed.

The car is in original condition and has not been molested/modded. The interior is in great shape, aside from a 1" tear on the driver side seat. The only rust found so far has been at the bottom of the fenders, which will need repair. I believe this rust was caused by sawdust (found in the engine bay, and cowl area), which may have been washed down the cowl drains, and retained moisture over time behind the fender area.

The paint appears to be original, and does not show any signs of previous repairs/repaints. Consultation with a restoration specialist is needed to see if the repair can be made without repainting. I will let the pictures speak for themselves. Since purchase, I have picked up a bunch of new parts, and a set of 15x7 0-offset Panasports.

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 Post subject: Re: 1974 Celica GT (RA21)
PostPosted: Wed Jan 15, 2014 11:27 am 

Joined: Tue Mar 22, 2011 8:14 am
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Location: North Texas
What a find...

Congrats on your brand new Celica


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 Post subject: Re: 1974 Celica GT (RA21)
PostPosted: Wed Jan 15, 2014 12:14 pm 

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Super clean find...congrats! Have fun.


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 Post subject: Re: 1974 Celica GT (RA21)
PostPosted: Wed Jan 15, 2014 1:46 pm 

Joined: Mon Dec 23, 2013 8:24 pm
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Location: NJ
Thanks guys. The spots on the hood and the rear that you see are actually just mud from moving the car out of the garage it was stored in.


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 Post subject: Re: 1974 Celica GT (RA21)
PostPosted: Wed Jan 15, 2014 6:09 pm 

Joined: Sat Aug 10, 2013 7:24 pm
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Location: Inland empire , California
Great find
It looks really really good
What kind of plans do u have for it ??


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 Post subject: Re: 1974 Celica GT (RA21)
PostPosted: Wed Jan 15, 2014 7:42 pm 

Joined: Mon Dec 23, 2013 8:24 pm
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Location: NJ
Aside from the Panasports and rust repair, I plan to keep the car original. I do intend to refurbish/replace any worn parts.


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 Post subject: Re: 1974 Celica GT (RA21)
PostPosted: Thu Jan 16, 2014 5:42 pm 
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Location: Coarsegold California (around fresno)
Clean looking RA21. Loving the white paint. :tu:

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 Post subject: Re: 1974 Celica GT (RA21)
PostPosted: Sat Jan 18, 2014 5:52 am 
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What a beaut!! :D
Congrats on an awesome find.
Really liking that you'll be keeping her stock. An unmolested example like this deserves to remain original. Hell, I would have probably even kept her on those cool sports steelies!
Keep the pics coming. Would love to see her newly washed and polished and sitting in front of a good backdrop...

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 Post subject: Re: 1974 Celica GT (RA21)
PostPosted: Mon Jan 20, 2014 5:16 pm 

Joined: Thu Dec 03, 2009 7:44 pm
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Location: Palmerton, Pennsylvania
Congrats on getting this car! I knew the original owner believe me when I can be a witness to the true mileage of this car is exactly what you see on the odometer and it hasn't flipped. I got to see how good this car is its beautiful! :tu:

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 Post subject: Re: 1974 Celica GT (RA21)
PostPosted: Wed Jan 29, 2014 11:52 am 

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Location: Chattanooga TN
Drooool. What an awesome find! Congrats!

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 Post subject: Re: 1974 Celica GT (RA21)
PostPosted: Wed Feb 19, 2014 8:08 pm 
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Location: nj
wooooowwwwwwwww and in NJ OMG clean good luck congrats.....


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