They really did a hell of a job with that restoration. I've always had a fondness for those Celicas, particularly the 1985 GT-S in dark blue. Both my grandmother and my uncle had Celicas, both of them blue. I loved them to death. That silver Celica on the lift looks like it is in pristine condition. Oh, and picture #85 with the front end of the Ferrari peering though the Celica chassis is awesome. It'd be a nice desktop.
That white knob in pic #175 reminds me of the ones used to control the differential in some of the older 4wd Porsche racers. I assume this one does the same thing. Lolz at the Merak in pic #263; they were a complete piece of garbage. Aaaand I'd give my left nut for the Audi Quattro in #274. The front end of the Celica reminds me of a Dodge Shadow. It's an awesome car though, with the awesome old school paint job.
wow - thats a great resto. i was surprised though in pic 130 there is a spot on the firewall that is not up to par with the rest of the metal work. And in #164, the sticker is not perfect by anymeans. Little details, but if i noticed them and I am not paying a zillion trillion dollars for the resto, then it would certainly bother me as the owner.
Incredible! I wonder how much money gets poured into those types of high end restorations. I know it gets easily in the hundreds of thousands of dollars. I'd love to fully restore a 300SL Gullwing. I can imagine the price for that being astronomical though.
Keep in mind the Celica body is nearly the same for the TCT or the street versions. And they are piss cheap to get. Yes they fabbed a lot, but none the less, it helps with parts, measurements and reference. A Gullwing would be significantly more money in the starting shape.