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Thread: 1985 RA64 Celica Turbo (Hatch) - Minty clean, Fully Built ★☆

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Aug 2008

    1985 RA64 Celica Turbo (Hatch) - Minty clean, Fully Built ★☆

    Up for sale is my girlfriend's 85 RA64 Celica Turbo (Hatch). This is a highly modified street car that has seen a lot of time, money, & care put into it.
    The entire vehicle is composed of high quality, functional parts, with excellent fit, finish, installation & purpose. Many of these components have been
    custom fabricated for ideal fit/finish + integration. She is only selling to move onto a new chassis. This is not a hack-job, junk yard turbo set up. This
    is truly a "complete package", including fully built / forged motor (right down to custom oil squirters), SDS full stand-alone engine management, beautiful
    equal length tubular exhaust manifold, massive Spearco intercooler core with proper shrouding (custom built out of light weight aluminum), custom
    hammer-finished 2.5" mandrel bent boost piping, full 304 Stainless Steel 3" turbo-back exhaust system (3" mandrel bent downpipe, 3" straight pipe with
    axle-back dump), 7.5" Supra LSD-equipped rear end + rear disk brake assemblies, Custom 1-piece light weight drive shaft, 16x8J ARE (manufactured by Enkei,
    Made in Japan) 2 piece meshies (polished lips, silver faces) wrapped in 245/45/R16 Sumitomo HTRZ II's, etc.

    This has been an absolutely phenomenal car for her. She's driven it from Edmonton to Vancouver many times, with no issues. This has been her daily (summer)
    driver, taking her to work & back, as well as weekend / evening cruises, & 'spirited' mountain driving. In that time, we've cleaned up a lot, modified
    a number of components, did a complete mechanical refresher, as well as implemented some new additions.

    Absolute blast to drive. Sounds unbelievable at idle, & better yet under WOT load. Pulls very, very hard, has no problem throwing out the rear, lighting up tires, &
    getting you into trouble.

    Ran a 12.9 second 1/4 mile time @ 111 MPH @ 10 PSI.

    For most of her ownership, it's been run off the wastegate spring (7 PSI). Currently tuned running 12 PSI.

    Both of us will be very sad to see this thing go.

    ★ General Specs -

    ☆ 1985 RA64 Celica (Hatch)
    ☆ Manual 5 speed
    ☆ Rear-wheel drive
    ☆ Turbocharged
    ☆ 2 + 2 seating
    ☆ Red exterior w/ black trim
    ☆ Black / grey cloth interior
    ☆ No rust, no rot
    ☆ LSD-equipped (Supra 7.5" rear)
    ☆ Front / rear disk brakes
    ☆ Fully built 2400cc 22RE (converted to 22RE-T)
    ☆ Incredibly clean inside & out, mechanically & cosmetically
    ☆ Power steering
    ☆ Power mirrors
    ☆ Cruise control
    ☆ Manual crank windows
    ☆ Manual locks
    ☆ Pop-up headlamps


    ★★ ENGINE:

    Cylinder Head:
    ☆ Crane 282* camshaft
    ☆ Ported / Polished head
    ☆ SS intake / exhaust valves
    ☆ LC engineering valve spring set
    ☆ Custom camshaft oil squirters
    ☆ LC engineering pro head stud set
    ☆ MLS head gasket
    ☆ Metal timing chain guides
    ☆ Brush polished valve cover w/ brand new gaskets
    ☆ All-Star performance baffled oil catch tank w/ K&N breather filter, anodized Earl's -AN fittings, & brand new lines

    Short Block:
    ☆ Mahle forged pistons (OEM bore)
    ☆ Recently replaced piston rings
    ☆ Forged Crower rods
    ☆ Clevite main bearings
    ☆ Clevite rod bearings
    ☆ Clevite thrust bearings
    ☆ Brand new front / rear crank seals


    ☆ Rebuilt Turbonetics T04 turbo-charger (H-3 Compressor, 0.69, ceramic coated hot side)
    ☆ Internal wastegate with upgraded actuator
    ☆ Custom equal lenth tubular manifold (Ceramic coated) w/ 1.625" primary runners into T3-flanged collector
    ☆ Full 3" custom mandrel bent stainless steel downpipe (Ceramic coated)
    ☆ Full 3" stainless steel straight-pipe exhaust, dumping post-axle
    ☆ Custom hard feed line
    ☆ Custom hard return line
    ☆ Massive Spearco front-mount intercooler core
    ☆ Air is directly ducted to the IC via custom-built aluminum shrouding
    ☆ Custom mandrel bent 2.5" boost piping (hammer-finish powdercoat), integrated into the rad support for OEM fit/finish
    ☆ Rebuilt (seals + insulators + pintle caps) Bosch 500cc injectors
    ☆ K&N intake filter feeding 4" intake tube
    ☆ Brake booster heat-shield
    ☆ Bosh in-line AUX fuel pump w/ Earl's fittings
    ☆ Brand new in-tank Walbro 255 LPH fuel pump + brand new inline fuel filter


    ☆ SDS EM-1E Full stand alone engine management system (neatly mounted in glove box)
    ☆ GM 3 BAR map sensor replaces the restrictive OEM airflow meter
    ☆ SDS manual boost controller (very nicely integrated into dash)
    ☆ SDS on-the-fly fuel enrichment dial (again, nicely integrated into dash)
    ☆ Brand new NGK spark plug leads
    ☆ Brand new NDK BKR7E spark plugs
    ☆ Brand new OEM distrubutor cap / rotor / O-ring
    ☆ Optima Red Top battery (In brand new Taylor Vertex battery box, mounted in hatch)


    ☆ KYB GR2 shocks / springs on all 4 corners
    ☆ Supra 7.5" LSD rear end (3.73 gears)
    ☆ Custom 1-piece light-weight drive shaft
    ☆ Complete Supra rear disk brake assemblies (calipers coated red)
    ☆ Hawk HPS brake pads
    ☆ OEM brake rotors
    ☆ Tilton Solid center metallic disc
    ☆ Upgraded performance pressure plate
    ☆ Brand new slave cyclinder
    ☆ Brand new master cylinder
    ☆ Upgraded Wilwood High-Temp 570 brake fluid

    ★★ WHEELS / TIRES:

    ☆ 2-piece ARE (Manufactured by ENKEI, made in Japan) mesh wheels -- Polished barrels + center caps w/ silver faces
    ★ 16x8J et0 Non-staggered, front/rear (includes all 4 center caps)
    ☆ Sumitomo HTRZ II tires --
    ★ 245/45/R16 Non-staggered, front/rear (with painted type)
    ☆ Red anodized valve stem caps

    ★★ BODY:

    ☆ Custom slot-vented hood (welded metal-work)
    ☆ OEM black lip / trim recently restored
    ☆ Stock body - Nothing has been cut, drilled, riveted or destroyed in any way

    ★★ INTERIOR:

    ☆ CRUISE (Sapporo, Japan) anodized pink aluminum shift knob
    ☆ Autometer boost gauge (2 5/8") mounted to lower A-pillar in single mounting cup
    ☆ Vintage Autometer narrowband (43mm) mounted to left-side gauge cluster
    ☆ Discontinued 350mm Grant CORSA steering wheel (top model) w/ black anodized spokes + Black leather wrap / black stitching
    ☆ Grant steering wheel hub adapter
    ☆ Complete OEM interior (dash, door panels, carpeting, rear seats, etc.)
    ☆ Multi-way adjustable cloth front seats (grey)
    ☆ Cloth rear seats (grey)
    ☆ Slide-out rear luggage privacy cover (removable - OEM option)
    ☆ Brand new (still has packaging plastic on it) Taylor Vertex vented battery box (mounted in rear hatch)
    ☆ Optima Red Top battery
    ☆ Authentic OEM Toyota thin rubber floor mats
    ☆ AutoKing pedal set

    ★★ STEREO:

    ☆ JVC touch-screen double DIN in-dash DVD / MP3 / USB head unit (w/ proprietary iPod-in cable + functionality)
    ☆ Complete JBL component speakers all around
    ☆ Clarion 400W APX4241 amplifier
    ☆ Clarion 10" shallow mount sub woofer
    ☆ Shallow-mount sealed sub box


    ☆ Oil changed every 2-3000 km's with full synthetic 5W40 (Amsoil, Castrol, Royal Purple) + OEM filters (or synthetic K&N)
    ☆ Brand new front / rear crank seals
    ☆ Brand new serpentine belt
    ☆ Brand new valve cover gasket set w/ half-moons
    ☆ Brand new oil catch can lines
    ☆ Brand new oil catch can breather
    ☆ Brand new NGK spark plugs
    ☆ Brand new NGK spark plug leads
    ☆ Brand new distrubutor cap
    ☆ Brand new distributor rotor
    ☆ Brand new slave cylinder
    ☆ Brand new master cylinder
    ☆ Freshly flushed with Wilwood High-Temp 570 brake fluid
    ☆ Fresh coolant flush
    ☆ Brand new Stant thermostat
    ☆ New silicone vacuum lines
    ☆ New Optima battery
    ☆ Brand new starter
    ☆ New alternator
    ☆ Diff flushed with Redline shockproof gear oil
    ☆ Brand new intake manifold gasket
    ☆ Brand new exhaust manifold gasket (w/ integrated heat shield)
    ☆ Brand new Crank Angle Sensor
    ☆ Brand new Walbro 255 LPH fuel pump
    ☆ Brand new in-line fuel filter

    ★ PRICE -
    ☆ $10,200 OBO

    ★ PICTURES -

    Don't mind the dirty interior. Car will be fully detailed tomorrow (with updated photos)

    Taylor box still has the packaging sealant on

    Last edited by IllestVillains; 07-19-2012 at 03:30 PM.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Calgary AB
    Bump for an unreal car.
    Coolest girlfriend ever award. Glws mate!

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Quote Originally Posted by StreetShark View Post
    Bump for an unreal car.
    Coolest girlfriend ever award. Glws mate!
    Haha, thanks man! She's really enjoyed owning it. She's pretty choked about selling it, but she's going back to school and stepped into a cheaper old Honda to free up some cash. Buyer will not be disappointed with this thing.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    Victoria, BC
    Nice car.. hah, this is the 2nd or 3rd time its passed through DK for sale by various owners over the years I think.. I see its still on the SDSefi project page from back in Oct '96.

    GLWS.. nice photos..

    '87 AE86 - GTSR5 - Daily Driver
    '72 RA21 Celica - 'Ill build it one day'
    '73 RN27 Hilux - Restomod in progress
    '80 MX32 Cressida - Next in the project queue
    '91 SV25 Camry All-Trac - Winter DD

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Loving that mileage... lots of love to go.

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  6. #6
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Thanks guys. The car definitely has roots. It's also definitely in it's most capable / well maintained revision at the moment.

    I'd love to see this go to a true enthusiast, and not just someone looking for something fast/RWD. Have had a lot of interest in it, but nothing has solidified yet. There's some flexibility on the price, so if you're interested throw me an offer and we can talk.

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Victoria BC, Canada
    Very very cool car! Good luck with your sale. So much value for the money there.
    91 LJ78 Landcruiser EX5
    95 A32 Maxima SE
    87 AW11 MR2 Smallport 4AGZE
    93 Taurus SHO ATX
    86 AL25 SR5 6spd 4wd
    90 AE92 GTS
    82 KP61 SR5
    85 MX73
    87 AE86 GTS 4AGZE
    85 AE86 GTS
    83 AL21

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Neepawa MB
    i still cant believe that i passed on a mint one of these in toronto about 2 years ago for 500$... kinda feel like a dumbass about it, i dont like the looks bang on side ways but from the front a little to the side they are pretty sexy

  9. #9
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    May 2006
    Campbell River
    I want that privacy coverrrr.
    1JZ 1984 Celica GTS
    1UZ 1981 Corolla sedan
    ? 1972 Celica race car

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Thanks for the good words, guys. Have had continuous interest, but no one's ponied up any cash yet.

    However, courtesy of some ****ing dumbass, I'm dropping the price. My girlfriend was driving the speed limit along the main road that runs along our place. Some hero decides to tailgate her, getting pretty upset that he couldn't teleport in front of her instead of just changing lanes to speed around her. He ends up flooring it, attempts to swerve around her, and clipped her rear tail light. So, now we're dealing with the insurance logistics of having it repaired.

    Damage is strictly cosmetic. I would repair this for her immediately, but ICBC has stated they will revoke the claim immediately if it's altered in any way. So it's a waiting game for that route. I just don't want to waste my time, money, and resources fast-tracking a solution for someone else's mistake, and in turn letting this idiot off easy.

    The damage includes the rear LH tail light assembly, as well as the left rear side marker. There is no damage to the bumper assembly. This is strictly cosmetic damage from him loosely clipping her as he tried his maneuver.

    New pricing options:

    AS IS - $9,600 - (can include the necessary lighting assemblies if buyer is interested)


    For anyone interested, the grease ball tried to bolt. Running 3 red lights in the process, but luckily my girlfriend (as well as another witness) got his plate number and he's been charged. ICBC just moves painfully slowly on claims, as some of you may already know.

    *Will post some updated photos of the current damage.
    Last edited by IllestVillains; 08-10-2012 at 06:51 PM.

  11. #11
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Edmonton AB
    Picture of the damage:

    This should be fixed by this week; finally delt with ICBC. I have new lights already. As you can see it is strictly cosmetic.

    Price is at $8700 dropped only because I got into school and would like to see this in it's new home sooner than later.

    And here is a Red Panda because I think they are super cute.

  12. #12
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    If there's on thing I can appreciate living in Alberta rather than BC, is not having to deal with ICBC. They scare me.

    GLWS. All these cheaps on DK don't seem realize the amount of money that's needed to build a car like this from the ground up..

    1985 Toyota Corolla GTS 1uzfe 6 speed
    1985 Toyota Land Cruiser BJ60.
    1997 Lexus LX450.

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