Took a tour of the Toyota Museum in Torrance, CA. They have a light blue (or silver? cant remember) one and is was one of the first cars where I stopped and thought to myself "I absolutely need one of those". Took a year of searching for a solid one that had a black interior (not a fan of the tan one) and wasn't trashed with rust or had a dead engine.
This one is mostly original. I think most of the maintenance parts (belts, filters, etc) are aftermarket and the seats were reupholstered at some point. I love the original paint.
As my first old car, I feel like I made a good choice. I've found that these cars (especially in this condition) are quite rare. It could be that all the owners keep theirs garaged all the time because from what I can gather any sort of body parts and anything non-engine related are basically nonexistent.
Just got access to these forums and I am looking forward to learning anything and everything. I was to find out that there are not very many 1st gen Celica communities.