Departing on WWL Tysla FF836-TYS 11/10 and vessel scheduled to arrive 11/23. Will share more info the following week once we’ve cleaned and inspected.
Toyota Celica GT-Four RC homologation special. This is the top of the range version with more efficient intercooler among other features and was known as the Carlos Sainz edition outside Japan. Pretty good mileage ~128k miles (205,798 kilometers). Very interesting piece that’s well priced and sure to appreciate in value.
From Wikipedia ST165
For the FIA WRC Group A homologation, the special rally edition of 5000 units named GT-Four RC was launched in Japan in September 1991. The export models are called Carlos Sainz (CS) Limited Edition in Europe (in honour of their famous World Rally Champion) or Group A Rallye in Australia. Special features include:
- Different intercooler (water-to-air as opposed to air-to-air) which Toyota Team Europe wanted so they could more easily tune their WRC car.
- Different hood, the emphasis of which is to get rid of heat as fast as possible (instead of scooping in air, as is the case with the standard ST185 hood).
- More aggressively tuned ECU.
- Different style of front bumper that is much lighter and has more openings than the one on the regular GT-Four with air-to-air intercooler.
Out of the 5000 units, 1800 stayed in Japan, 3000 for the selected European countries, 150 delivered to Australia, 25 went to Singapore, and a few were exported to New Zealand and other markets.