Hello all from central Iowa,
Just joined today and excited to start digging through all of the posts.
I have owned several 2nd gen Celicas, a 1st gen and 2nd gen Supra, and a couple of Toyota pickups over the years. But I have always wanted a 1st gen Celica, even though I had never seen one in person. I finally found one this last summer, a '77 Celica GT Liftback. To say it is a little rough is an understatement. To add to the complication, the person that I purchased the car from was a title jumper, and the best I could figure, there were a couple of title jumpers. It took me several months to hunt down the owner of the car according to the title to get it straightened out.
While trying to figure out the title, I really didn't want to do anything to the car, as I didn't know if I was going to be able to keep it. Once we finally got the title officially and legally transfered, my 12 year old son and I started to get the car road worthy so we could drive it a little bit before winter started.
I purchased this car for a father son project and we are both really excited about it. We hope to start tearing it apart this spring, it's going to need alot of love.