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Toyota Celica 190 GT

TOYOTA CELICA VVtl-I 190 GT

KEY FACTS

  • Rare limited edition model with less than 750 cars produced
  • Only 71,300 miles from new
  • Full service history
  • New MOT and service last month
  • Lovely original example in fantastic condition
  • HPI clear

ABOUT THE CAR

Here we have a beautiful original example of a rare GT spec Celica. With less than 750 cars produced in the UK the VVTL-I GT is becoming a highly sort after vehicle. The GT model features an upgraded body kit, uprated alloys, 30mm lowered suspension and a half leather/half alcantara interior. With 190bhp and a very capable chassis it is the perfect blend of performance and Japanese build quality. To find these cars in standard condition is becoming very difficult and especially ones with only 71000 miles on the clock! This car has a full service history and has been very well looked after by its previous owners. It had a new MOT and service last month and will come supplied with a 3 month personal warranty.

EXTERIOR

A Toyota VVTL-I GT is a fantastic looking vehicle. the body kit is aggressive and includes an uprated front splitter, side skirts and rear spoiler. It really stands out amount your usual performance vehicles and it is easy to see why they are becoming so collectable. The body work is in great condition with the Thunder Grey paintwork really complimenting the sporty appearance of this vehicle.

 

INTERIOR

The interior is also in brilliant condition, fitted with a half leather/half alcantara trim that is only found in the GT model. All seats are in great condition with only some minor wear to the drivers seat, which can be expected of a car this age. The car is completely standard with the original stereo system.

 

ENGINE AND TRANSMISSION

Fitted with Toyota's 2ZZ-GE engine the GT Celica makes just short of 190bhp and does so in exhilarating fashion. Max power is made at a staggering 8250 rpm so the engine has to be worked to extract all of the power. As you accelerate the power builds smoothly with plenty of torque low down. The revs build as you increase in speed and once you hit around 6250rpm the VVTL-I system engages and you get a sudden increase in power. The engine note roars as the car pulls hard up to the redline. It really is intoxicating to drive. The 6 speed gearbox is beautiful and with a firm gear change that is aimed at making the Celica a real 'drivers car' The best thing about VVTL-i engines are their versatility. Not only can they deliver the thrills of a high reving race car but are also very reliable making day to day driving both easy and pleasurable.

 

WHEELS AND ALLOYS

The GT model is fitted with a lovely set of 5 spoke upgraded alloys. They are in beautiful condition and have been recently refurbished. All four tyres are in great condition. The two fronts have been recently replaced and the rears have over 5mm worth of tread.

 

If you would like to arrange a viewing on this vehicle please contact us on 07913955431 or via Email at Nathan@purejapanesemotoring.co.uk