1973 Toyota Celica 1600 GT / TA2220.000-30.000 EUR - No Reserve

1973  Toyota  Celica 1600 GT / TA22

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French registration
Chassis # 160071

- French provenance, clear history
- Eligible for the Monte Carlo Historic Rally
- Unbeatable price / pleasure ratio
- No reserve

Reference Number 618288

as of 7/6/2020

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Artcurial - Monaco  Contact  Location
Hôtel Hermitage Square Beaumarchais  Phone  +33 1 42 99 20 56  City  Monte-Carlo
98000 Monte-Carlo  Fax  +33 1 42 99 16 39  State  Paris
Monaco  Mobile    Country  Monaco Monaco
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Car 1973 Toyota Celica 1600 GT / TA22
VIN 160071 
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Known History

An interview in the French magazine Echappement by Paul Garnier, a salesman at Toyota Biosca in Saint Etienne and the driver of this car from '77 to '80, informs us that this rare Celica was bought in 1977 from the Toyota Touquet dealer in Antibes, who had it prepared for Group 2 in Belgium, at Anderson. The car competed in the South of France and in Corsica. It was thus rallied extensively and participated in hill climbs in the Stéphanoise region, during late 1970s. When the Biosca garage lost the Toyota dealership, it was offered for sale in the specialized press, but it remained unsold. Its current owner, an automobile enthusiast and serious competitor, acquired it in May 1998. At the time, it was stored, on blocks, and dry, for about 16 years. Restarting the car, the owner participated in events until 2000, before its bodywork and mechanicals (engine, gearbox and differential) were worked upon 2004, so as to be able to participate in the 2005 Monte Carlo Historique. It also regularly took the start of the Serre Chevalier Winter Round and other odd historic odds races, and the historic Forez rally. Rare and in good condition, it has been the subject of numerous articles in the specialized press. Equipped with a mechanical retro-tripmeter, it will be sold with additional rims and spare parts, and whose list is available on demand. Very unusual, robust and fun to drive, it is certainly one of the best price / pleasure ratios to line up at the start of the best historic rallies.