1974 Toyota Celica ITB Street Legal Race Car

Price: US $7,800.00 Item location: Burlingame, California, United States
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Toyota
  • Model: Celica
  • Year: 1974
  • Mileage: 11,111
  • VIN: RA21207378
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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1974 Toyota Celica

Hello eBay!
Up for auction is my 1974 Toyota Celica ITB race car. The car is entirely rust free and fully sorted. It has a clean title and is registered for the street (has working headlights, turn signals, electric radiator fan and a street performance Magnaflow muffler). This car would make an excellent ITB race car, track day car, weekend canyon carver, or can be taken into vintage racing.
This car ran in the SCCA ITB class throughout the mid to late 90's and early 00's in the San Francisco region. It was a competitive car and consistently ran in the upper field, with its best finish in 4th place. It last ran in 2006, was stored properly indoors, and is now ready to race again. It has both NASA and SCCA logbooks, and I have many race result sheets for the car.
First generation Celica's are rare to find as is, and this is probably the only first generation Celica race car to have raced on the West Coast in SCCA road racing. It was built, raced and maintained by a master mechanic instructor, who headed the fabrication and setup of the car per SCCA IT rules. I have almost all the receipts for the parts on the car, for easy servicing and repair. I will also put the buyer in touch with the original builder/racer. The engine and drive train are in top shape, with no strange noises, clunks, whines or whirring. With the exception of safety equipment, this car is race ready.
It runs a 20R IT spec engine (tuned for 91 octane) with a Weber 32/36 downdraft carburetor, slightly upped compression, an Elgin IT spec cam, custom large capacity racing oil pan, pacesetter exhaust manifold into a Magnaflow muffler, large OE Volvo radiator and an oil cooler. Transmission is a smooth shifting 5 speed unit, and the welded rear has a 4.10 gear set (3.9 ready to swap unit included). Starts right up, idles smooth, doesn't overheat, and the power train / drive train make no strange noises.
IT suspension, consisting of adjustable front coilovers (Ground Control), front adjustable camber plates, strut bar, large front ADDCO custom front anti roll bar, adjustable rear ADDCO anti roll bar (both heim jointed), uprated rear springs/shocks (shocks are Tokico), and Prothane urethane bushings throughout. Custom double brake ducting in the front, with Hawk racing pads and Porterfield carbon kevlar shoes in the rear. Brake bias is adjustable from the cockpit. Stainless brake lines. The wheels are Watanabe 13x7's on brand new Toyo R888 tires.
Interior has a full cage with boxed ends. Driver door is gutted, while the passenger retains the stock door card and window and both rear quarter cards are present (as per IT rules). Driver has an aluminum Kirkey racing seat, passenger seat is stock and easily removable. Gauges consist of oil pressure, water temperature, AF meter, tachometer with shift light, and an oil pressure warning light. Kill switch is on the driver's side with an interior switch panel and fuse panel for all accessories. I also have the custom wiring diagram for the car for easy repair/servicing. The MOMO steering wheel is new, however all safety equipment is out of date for racing use.
The car comes with the spare 3.9 swap in differential, a spare driver's door, and a bin of spare parts.
With vintage Japanese cars on the rise, this is a unique opportunity to own a rare classic race car that always draws crowds and positive interest where ever it goes. You will likely not see another one of these at a racing event. I've started the bidding at what I believe is a very fair price, with NO RESERVE - the winner gets the car!
PLEASE NOTE: I'm serious about selling this car, so please be serious about purchasing it. Please ask all questions prior to bidding, and be ready to purchase the car if you win. This Celica is being sold AS-IS, without any warranties of any kind, including that of merchantability, or fitness for a particular purpose.