Friday, 30 December 2011

TA22 Celica GTV

The TA22-generation Toyota Celica employed shamelessly Americanised styling to emphasise its overtly sporting focus, and the GTV was arguably the sportiest of the bunch. It came with the 1.6-litre twin-cam rather than the 2.0-litre, but featured firmer competition suspension and was stripped of such frivolities as electric windows and air-con to keep the weight down.
This example is super-retro, with its rear window louvres, SSR rims and wing-mounted mirrors. The under-bonnet area suggests that it means business too; the shiny tubular manifold, the strut brace, the twin carbs - period tuning for throaty, rev-happy fun.
Via hightopfade.

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