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Celica gtfour rc for 8.5k?

PostPosted: Wed Sep 27, 2017 5:05 am
by buffmechanic
Hi i was looking around for a rc and found two one for sale at righthandautosports.com for 11.9k and another from a private seller that lives closeby and only for 8.5k that a good price? Here are pics of it https://m.imgur.com/gallery/YNcVh also posted here https://bringatrailer.com/2017/08/01/rh ... a-gt-four/.

Dont mind the rust but the rear has different paint and could be that it was rear ended? Seller doesnt know and told me he got it like that =/ TIA

Re: Celica gtfour rc for 8.5k?

PostPosted: Wed Sep 27, 2017 3:35 pm
by underscore
The BAT listing is wrong about the intercooler, and somehow missed that there's no fan on the radiator. It looks like it *might* have an RC plate on the shifter surround but those are easy to copy over. Since they removed the intercooler system and the turbo I'd be doing other checks to make sure it's actually an RC and not just a GTFour with the hood and bumper. Also that imgur link doesn't work.

The one from righthandautosports looks pretty clean, the turbo4WD badge on the back is odd. The center pad on the stock heel is missing but that's not really a big deal. The engine plate checks out as a real RC which is good. New(ish) timing belt is also good. As with any of these cars you want to look out for any big ticket things like the clutch.

Of the two, I'd lean heavily towards the white one. It looks like they're based in Florida though, so I'd be wary of water damage right now.

I'm not sure what your budget is, but my RC is for sale as well right now. It's more expensive than these two, but it also has a mountain of maintenance done to nearly every part of the car.

Re: Celica gtfour rc for 8.5k?

PostPosted: Wed Sep 27, 2017 3:59 pm
by buffmechanic
Here is the exact one for the florida one https://youtu.be/sPCHwlQS5V0 he said clutch may need to be replaced soon =( and has 200,000km while the black is 94k? wish i could afford yours but not in my budget sadly.
The black one its a real rc at the vin plate shows blmqz

Re: Celica gtfour rc for 8.5k?

PostPosted: Wed Sep 27, 2017 5:41 pm
by underscore
If it came from Pacific Coast JDM that's a huge plus to me, Derek is well known and well respected around here. I'd contact them to find out what they sold it for in case this company in Florida inflated the price at all.

I found this in the comments of the black one, it says it has 153k km or 94k miles. http://www.craigslistadsaver.com/view.p ... 1991Celica

I'd ask for the auction sheet for the black one, but if its changed hands a few times since it got to North America its probably been lost.