As a new forum user I will introduce myself.
I am Koen Peters, 28 years old. Living in the Netherlands, close to Rotterdam. Almost celebrating my 12,5 year anniversary as a Toyota mechanic. Started as a 16 year old apprentice and worked my way up to get my Toyota master technician degree and Diagnostic Technical Specialist degree. Since a couple of years I am chief workshop at a Toyota and Suzuki dealer.
I'm all about Toyota, the list of Toyota/Lexus I previously owned:
3x Starlet P8
Corolla E11 G6R
Yaris P9 TS
CT200h F-Sport is my current ride
I always had a big interest in Celica TA23, very very nice looking car. A bit skinny on the wheels and engine. My target is a nice aubergine colored TA23, nicely lowered en and sitting on nice wide wheels with flares. Enginewise i want to go 2JZGTE. In the build I want to use a lot of Toyota parts from other Toyota's as seats from a Celica T22, IS300/Altezza brakes and so on.
But to start this project I still need a good base. Aaand that's the thingy.... Unrestored TA23s are very very rare here, and it has to be worth the effort bodywise. Restored TA23 is not an option. Way overpriced and not sure whats under the nice paint...
I hope that I might find a original Dutch TA23 trough this forum, importing a car is not my preference because here in the Netherlands the car would get a brand new licence plate what would break down the classic car image.
Now I'm gonna explore this forum