Toyota Celica Mk1 with +500 PS V8 engine as restomod!

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Restomod projects are currently absolutely hip. It doesn’t matter whether it’s automobiles from the USA, Europe or Japan. Many tuning forges and hobby tuners get rust arbors from the junkyard, or buy hobbyist vehicles in order to fix them up again and also to modify them heavily. Regardless of whether Engine swaps or completely revised and modernized interiors, with Restomod projects there are almost no limits to the tuner, and this is why such vehicles are almost always characterized by major changes to the exterior and interior. Today we want to introduce you to a very unusual Restomod vehicle, namely one Toyota Celica Mk1which has been modified into a real sweetheart by its owner.

Show car for special moments.

US tuner Mike Gesselle, the owner of the car, thought in 2013 that he couldn't just leave the old, scruffy Toyota Celica rusting in a field to its fate, and saved the vehicle from what was believed to be a certain death. For a princely sum of 1000 dollars, he bought the car from a scrap dealer in order to rebuild it from scratch. Among other things, the baby got 15-inch aluminum from Watanabe, on which tires in the format 185/55 R15 are mounted at the front, while tires in the format 225/45 R15 do their job on the rear axle. It also became a hydraulic handbrake installed, and the car got four disc brakes all around, so that it not only shines with power, but also with decent deceleration values. The steering column comes from a 1985 Celica, and it was put on the front axle adjustable coilover suspension built-in.

Toyota Celica Mk1 with 500 PS V8 engine as Restomod Toyota Celica Mk1 with +500 PS V8 engine as Restomod!

Behind does one 4-link rear axle suspension their service. On the exterior were also fender flares installed by Toyosport, as well as a front spoiler from the same manufacturer. Fiberglass bumpers at the front and rear provide a weight saving of a few kilograms, and super rare JDM Banana taillightsthat have also been tinted give the look that certain something. A black lacquered cat stairs on the rear window also provides the typical 70s flair that is very much contemporary The tuned project will undoubtedly come up immediately. That also takes care of that mama green paintwhose shade is from the color palette of the Dodge Viper originates. So this takes care of JDM project for a sensation, and would be able to collect a large amount of plus points at every tuning or oldie meeting.

The interior has been restored in a contemporary way.

Held in the interior none modern technology is moving in, but it has been perfectly restored, and without leave additional comfort and technology features. Only one Six point roll cage behind the driver's seat made its way into the Toyota, as well additional instrumentswhich the values ​​like Oil pressure, turbo boost and the like.

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4-liter V8 from the Lexus SC 400

The former heart beats in the bright green Celica Lexus SC 400that tuner Mike Gesselle bought specially to cannibalize him. He transplanted the heart of the old Lexus into the Restomod-Celica, and with the help of one turbocharger and further modifications can now be made by the unit more than 500 PS. Unfortunately, we do not know anything about the torque, but it should be within a sufficient range. The power is transmitted via a 5-speed manual transmission On behalf of W58 Supra on the rear wheels. In addition, a Limited slip differential built in to be able to drift better with the car.

Our conclusion on this Celica restomod:

In our opinion, the car is far too good to be burned up in drift competitions, because we are impressed by the enormous financial and time investment and the perfection with which the former rust bower was rebuilt. Congratulations to Mike Gesselle, who made it into the American phalanx with this Toyota Restomod automobiles penetrate, and has shown the tuning world that classic Japanese automobiles are also perfect as restomod projects. If you are interested in this car, you can have a look at the picture gallery that we have attached to the text. If we get more information about the changes, there is of course an update for this report. You will be informed of this if you simply use ours Feed subscribe to. Have fun watching the pictures and stay true to us!

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Photos: fastcar.co.uk

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Toyota Celica Mk1 with 500 PS V8 engine as Restomod Toyota Celica Mk1 with +500 PS V8 engine as Restomod!

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