Garage Visit: Four RA40 Toyota Celicas, and an MA45 Celica XX
August 30, 2017
I would tell you that both the 2nd generation Toyota Celica, and the 1st generation Supra/Celica XX, are a rare sight in Japan, but I would be repeating myself. I feel certain that after just two garage visits (admittedly, they were both (hardcore) RA40 enthusiasts) that I've seen more of them in the last 12 months in Australia than I ever will in the the land of their origin.
The A40 Series Celica was built from Aug 1977 to Jun 1981. This Celica was built in 1978. It has a 1,972cc inline 4 engine.
More information: Wikipedia - Toyota Celica
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