I bought this car in october of 2003 back when i was in highschool. this is my first car, pretty sweet eh? I picked it up for 10 grand cash after spending an entire weekend driving around new england looking at celicas. Its got a salvage title but i have no complaints with the car at all, especially when a clean titled like condition celica wouldve run be 22 grand. lol.
I had the car for about a month before the clutch went (the only problem thus far ive had with the car). I spent alot of time on everythingcelica.com, back when it still existed, looking at different clutch and flywheel options. i ended up settling on a act 6 puck uprated clutch and a fidanza flywheel. car was down for a couple weeks but it was worth it not to go with a stock clutch/refinished flywheel. i got almost 40 miles to the gallon around town! of course that wasnt fun at all (shifting at 2500rpms, 40mph in 6th gear, ...) so i didnt do that often. lol.
i dont have any pictures of what it looked like stock but it was pretty shameful, im not going to lie. i ended up getting in on a veilside group buy for the ff-gt complete kit (before the CF hood and fenders were offered up for sale). i think i spent around 3600 dollars for fiberglass hood, fiberglass bodykit, and carbon fiber wing. pretty decent price if i remember correctly. i found a shop to hook up my car and in the process of getting it mounted decided to widebody the kit cuz thats what i originally wanted, but not any of that giant fender flare crap. i wanted a jgtc inspired kit, an agressive looking car worthy of the performance mods i had and have in mind for it.
im gonna drive it for a year when i get it back and then tubular frame it with a 2JZ rear wheel drive conversion. it will definitely weigh in less than 2000 pounds and have a better drivetrain and suspension setup, but thats only if i dont tubular frame my alltrac. actually, i was just thinking of combining the two cars: GTS exterior, alltrac drivetrain, tubular frame, and all that jazz. the alltrac would then be fitted for another cause (rally, drifting, ...) since i have another motor but then i would have to find a tranny and rear differential... hmmm...