Since supplying our last GT-4 from stock 2 months ago, we’ve been looking for an excellent condition replacement! Usually we avoid pre-facelift GT-4’s, especially if of standard specification. Instead, we always look for something with extras, that enhances the car well. In particular we like the facelift models. Never sold in the UK, these carry improvements and look more modern, offering better value for money.
Toyota is not expected to make another Celica GT-4 ever again, certainly never a 4WD turbocharged model in this guise. Facelift GT-4's are extremely rare cars in Japan yet alone in the UK, especially a well cared for example. This Celica came up after 2 months of searching solidly every day for a top quality example.
Equipment includes: Central locking, electric mirrors with retract mode, climate control A/C, PAS, leather trimmed Momo Race sports steering wheel, electric windows with blue-green tint, original fitted mats, original head unit with boot mounted 10 disc CD changer (Audio equipment is included free of charge with this car), Turbo Timer. Mechanically, this car is of standard specification throughout aside from a Blitz Sus Power air filter and an uprated cat back exhaust system. Spec is ideal for someone who wants to have the performance these offer – yet keep insurance and daily running costs sensible. Original spec. includes oil cooler, usual 4WD system, 4 piston front brake calipers with 315mm vented discs, 2 piston rear calipers with 315mm discs, Water-Air chargecooler, etc.
Exterior & Wheels: The rear spoiler, lights and badges are as fitted to 1996 on facelift models. Skirts are original polyeurethane optional items from Toyota. Wheels are 17" Enkei RP F1's, fitted with near new Bridgestone Potenza Grid II sports tyres of size: 235/40/ZR17. Locking wheel nuts with key are also included.
To set the front off well, we’d recommend fitting a Eurou front lip spoiler. We can supply a new one from UK stock at just £165.00 through www.neweraparts.com – in fact we can supply any part available in Japan for this car at discount!
Interior is in excellent standard condition, with no faults to report - aside from wear to the driver's floor mat and mild marking on the driver's door trim. Note this has been a non-smoker's car since new, so there are no cigarette burns, etc.
Test Drive: A GT-4 is very confidence inspiring to drive. The standard suspension is very progressive, handling very well, as you would expect of the 4 wheel drive rally breed car from Toyota. This car has clearly never been abused. The engine sound is smooth, and the standard speed limiter is still in place (this will be removed during UK preparation). Engine is in fine form and all signs show this car has been used softly for and regularly serviced too.. There is plenty of wear remaining on the clutch & brake discs too - a sign of not having been used hard. This is an example which has been well looked after. Of course, as with all cars in Tokyo, this is completely rust free underneath, so it'll last for many years. It's been regularly maintained and has also recently had an oil change.
The car is of auction grade 4 (Auction sheet is available). Paintwork condition is simply stunning. This is the best condition ST205 we've come across all year!
The few minor faults on paintwork have now been fully repaired. This GT-4 is an absolutely immaculate to our usual high standards upon completion.
Complete with full UK conversions and registration, MOT, 12 month's comprehensive warranty, full valetting and 6 month's road tax, this top condition Facelift GT-4 is available at: £7,495 OTR.
Now completed and ready to register. Viewing is strongly recommended if you're after the very best! Please Contact us to arrange viewing or to reserve this excellent example of a facelift GT-4, or to source an example to order to specific requirements.
Newera Imports - Recommended by UK GT-4 owner's club and members for consistently sourcing the best & most genuine GT-4 Celica examples available.