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GriffGirl
There it is again.... sigh.

http://portland.craigslist.org/clk/cto/1583200640.html
garin
i like the keywords in the craigslist post: CIVIC, 240sx, honda, nissan. sr20det... really, i thought i was a toyota celica! lol

sad to see. she needs a loving home!
mmmchocolate
hell i would take that!
97celiman
damn...i would get that in a hearbeat and try to sell my car now...if i owned it, and if i wasnt in college, and if i did drive 200-400 hwy miles every week and enjoy powersteering...


still.....
epocsirhc
wow only 3 grand!
GriffGirl
QUOTE (mmmchocolate @ Feb 2, 2010 - 9:09 PM) *
hell i would take that!

Put your money where your mouth is, local boy
mmmchocolate
QUOTE (GriffGirl @ Feb 2, 2010 - 10:28 PM) *
QUOTE (mmmchocolate @ Feb 2, 2010 - 9:09 PM) *
hell i would take that!

Put your money where your mouth is, local boy


im poor and jobless, that would a be great buy though
Espo
ST185 Brakes? What's the difference from 6th gen brakes?

Also, sad to see that leave his hands. I wonder why he'd sell it after all that work...
96bluevert
If I sold my Celica, I could probably get it...hmmm....
95CelicaST
I sent him a message... It would be cool having that car back...
cjh4l22
sad really... kindasad.gif
99GT
If my civic sells by then I'll bring it to the midwest. Or if I get my tax refund by this weekend.

biggrin.gif I've actually been waiting for this... Woohoo.
SwissFerdi
QUOTE (Espo @ Feb 3, 2010 - 12:40 AM) *
Also, sad to see that leave his hands. I wonder why he'd sell it after all that work...


It's not leaving Coomer's hands, it has already had three (maybe four) different owners since him.
zfjohnson07
gawd that thing is cheap i would buy it right now!!!
jimmykay
somebody please buy her and take good care of her.
nik
i just bought a 1997 GT a few weeks ago for less than that

alot of people are jobless and dont want a modded car they want stock and reliable

i would offer him 2g's cash and he would probably take it ....
GriffGirl
You should totally offer it to him, this isn't the first time it's been up for sale, I'm assuming it's the same owner who had it up FS a while back
h2osski
QUOTE (GriffGirl @ Feb 2, 2010 - 11:51 PM) *

How do I post a question. Looking for both sunvisors for 95 convertable.
samir0189
sad to see this on the market again. Someone in the 6gc community needs to get this and save it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The car that started it all........

QUOTE (h2osski @ Feb 3, 2010 - 3:33 PM) *
QUOTE (GriffGirl @ Feb 2, 2010 - 11:51 PM) *

How do I post a question. Looking for both sunvisors for 95 convertable.


OMG a new member, and Florida! Welcome! Please post a WTB thread in the buying/selling forum. wink.gif Also, look in the MEET forum for info regarding a 6gc meet in FL this month!!!! biggrin.gif biggrin.gif biggrin.gif
GriffGirl
QUOTE (h2osski @ Feb 3, 2010 - 11:33 AM) *
QUOTE (GriffGirl @ Feb 2, 2010 - 11:51 PM) *

How do I post a question. Looking for both sunvisors for 95 convertable.

What? On Craigslist you mean? Get an account and post it in the Wanted section of your local CL, or sign up for an account on an mr2 forum
nik
QUOTE (GriffGirl @ Feb 3, 2010 - 1:29 PM) *
You should totally offer it to him, this isn't the first time it's been up for sale, I'm assuming it's the same owner who had it up FS a while back


i have 3 cars now i dont need anymore lol
94_7agte celica
97 gt celica
97 corolla (parts car)
Espo
QUOTE (SwissFerdi @ Feb 3, 2010 - 11:58 AM) *
QUOTE (Espo @ Feb 3, 2010 - 12:40 AM) *
Also, sad to see that leave his hands. I wonder why he'd sell it after all that work...


It's not leaving Coomer's hands, it has already had three (maybe four) different owners since him.



In that case, someone needs to save it before some 16-year old gets his hands on it and goes "LET'S STREET RACE IT" and destroys it.

If it were local, I would sell mine in a heartbeat.
95CelicaST
I've emailed him to see if he wants to trade. I love my MR2, but I would trade it in a heartbeat to get that car back. If not I have some money, so I might just pick it up this weekend and never ever let it go again.


Needs a respray on the front end, but I have a friend that can get it done for me.


Fingers crossed.
delusionz
How does it get away with running filterless for so long? is there socks that you normally slip over the v-stacks?
95CelicaST
There are pod filters that can be slipped on, but they hinder high RPM HP. I was trying to source a set of Jubiride mesh filters which are sandwiched between the stack and the ITB which prevents particles from falling in, but those stacks actually push air out between shifts - not to mention flames shooting up them (true story). I have found fried bugs along the ridge on the firewall that had been toasted by the backfire that used to come up the stack.
delusionz
Haha bug toaster nice.

How does backfire get past a closed throttle though?
SwissFerdi
QUOTE (95CelicaST @ Feb 3, 2010 - 3:08 PM) *
I've emailed him to see if he wants to trade. I love my MR2, but I would trade it in a heartbeat to get that car back. If not I have some money, so I might just pick it up this weekend and never ever let it go again.


Needs a respray on the front end, but I have a friend that can get it done for me.


Fingers crossed.


Why not keep the MR2 and trade your current Celica for it + cash? That way you don't have two 6GCs.

QUOTE (h2osski @ Feb 3, 2010 - 2:33 PM) *
How do I post a question. Looking for both sunvisors for 95 convertable.


Click on this and post that you'll be there on February 20th. Thanks. biggrin.gif
95CelicaST
QUOTE (SwissFerdi @ Feb 3, 2010 - 1:40 PM) *
QUOTE (95CelicaST @ Feb 3, 2010 - 3:08 PM) *
I've emailed him to see if he wants to trade. I love my MR2, but I would trade it in a heartbeat to get that car back. If not I have some money, so I might just pick it up this weekend and never ever let it go again.


Needs a respray on the front end, but I have a friend that can get it done for me.


Fingers crossed.


Why not keep the MR2 and trade your current Celica for it + cash? That way you don't have two 6GCs.


I traded my '96 25th anniversary for the MR2.

QUOTE
Haha a bug toaster nice

How does backfire get past a closed throttle though?


My guess is that the valves weren't seating fully and letting exhaust gasses (and unburnt fuel) back up into the intake. It only happened at really high RPMs (8,000+), and it ran really rich. Supposedly this guy (I think this guy. Whenever it was for sale last) had the motor rebuilt with new piston rings and replaced the valves. He also stated he put Skunk2 cams in it- despite the fact that no one makes 20V cams except for TRD, Toda, and HKS. He also said he put the stock intake back on for a while, which boggled my brain because the stock airbox along with the stock stacks are in my garage.

No reply from him yet.


SwissFerdi
QUOTE (95CelicaST @ Feb 3, 2010 - 5:49 PM) *
I traded my '96 25th anniversary for the MR2.


Aha...I thought you posted current pics a while back in the 6GC pic thread, but I guess not. The Yelli Celli is one of my top favorite Celicas, just because of the engine bay...but I'm not entirely sure I'd give up an MR2 and RWD for it. Go for it though, it might as well go to someone that'll take care of it. What was your reasoning for letting go of it the first time?
95CelicaST
I was moving out of my parent's place and I had the WRX. Bills were massing and I made the unfortunate decision to sell. There really wasn't much else I could have done, so I never really let go of the car. It upsets me to see it tossed on CL all of the time. Before I bought my '96 I waited for weeks for it to pop back up, and it didn't.
97celiman
meh i keep coming back to this thread. anyone wanna buy it and hold it for me for like...5 years? as long as someone gets it and keeps it nice, its all good.
delusionz
Was the Mr2 the same value as the ST 25th anni ? Don't know how well the mr2 holds its value over in the States but here, If you swap a 96 non turbo sports car for a 91 non turbo sports car you'd expect a bit of cash. Both cars being in average condition for their age I'd say nzd$3000 for the mr2 and 4400 for the celica?
95CelicaST
96 celica ST with 220K miles vs. A 91 MR2 non turbo with 100K miles. The MR2 has a better value.


I got a reply from the guy and I might be going to get it this weekend. We'll see how it goes.
CelicaST_CALI
YES!!!!! biggrin.gif
GriffGirl
Make it happen, I know you can. It'll be great to see it back in your hands again, I truly believe you're the best person for this car (no offense to the other guys on here, but really, this is just meant to be. He let it slip through his hands once, a second chance only means it's GOT to be meant to be)

This car has a special place in my heart - it's cheesy, I know. SUPER cheese. Before I got my Celica, I'd ALWAYS wanted a 6th gen Celica, since they were new and like 30k. When I finally decided it was time to sell my 4Runner, I scoured craigslist and Auto Trader looking for a Celica to replace it with. In the process of doing that, I found this site. Once I saw the Yelli Celi, when Coomer still had it, I literally DREAMED about this car frequently. I knew whatever I got wouldn't come close to it, but the Yelli Celi was truly an inspiring factor for me, and motivated me to keep searching for a 6th gen until I could find one (that I could afford!) rather than just settle for an Integra or something like that. Long story short, as a graphic designer, I get to create all day... but my actual creative outlet is my Celica, and I owe a large part of that initial inspiration to the Yelli Celi. Thank GOD I've got a good aptitude for this stuff, otherwise I'd wind up having to cut my ear off or something laugh.gif

Anyway, sorry, I know that's all kind of off-topic. I'm keeping my fingers crossed and sending good vibes your way, I really hope this works out for you. I just think it's meant to be! Let's have a tiny mini meet if you get it, I don't care what condition it's in. We're long overdue for some kind of meet anyway. I'll even come up to WA if you're willing to meet up someplace closer to Oregon than Canada tongue.gif
cheela
amen GriffGirl! let's get this car back home. smile.gif
96bluevert
Do it!
95CelicaST
He said someone is looking at it today, and if he doesn't buy it then I'm next in line. I told him straight up don't sell it to the other guy, we'll see if its available after today.


And if this goes over well, anyone want to do a mini meet? Somewhere in the Vancouver, WA area on Saturday?
GriffGirl
QUOTE (95CelicaST @ Feb 4, 2010 - 9:33 AM) *
And if this goes over well, anyone want to do a mini meet? Somewhere in the Vancouver, WA area on Saturday?


It's as though you almost READ my post laugh.gif

QUOTE
I'm keeping my fingers crossed and sending good vibes your way, I really hope this works out for you. I just think it's meant to be! Let's have a tiny mini meet if you get it, I don't care what condition it's in. We're long overdue for some kind of meet anyway. I'll even come up to WA if you're willing to meet up someplace closer to Oregon than Canada
95CelicaST
ALMOST!

I got your number from Matt, so if this happens I'll give you a call. We'll do a little photoshoot.
dabazied
Ummm, when I get back to the west coast, if you get the yelli, I'm driving my ass up to Washington State.
SwissFerdi
Good luck guy. Really, I mean it. I'm not a huge fan of coupes, but that thing is hospital-clean. And the engine bay is just impeccable, obviously.
GriffGirl
Cool sounds good. I have to go down to Hubbard or some place like that (down by Woodburn) the first part of the day, I'm helping a coworker replace the window regulator in her BMW laugh.gif Should take me a few hours round trip. So I'm free probably after like 3. Rumor has it it's supposed to be nice-ish Saturday, maybe I'll actually wash my car for the shoot. Then again, maybe not... it IS the Pacific Northwest tongue.gif

Give me a call or text me Saturday and I'll come up to the 'couve
Espo
Ughh let's have that meet in NY, near the Buffalo area haha.

I read Coomer's engine bay renovation thread so many times, always envious of what he was doing.
Bigblock
When I came to 6gc, I found a little bit of history of Yelli. Some ups & downs.
I am in total agreement Yelli should come home to you!!

My GOSH what a story!! What a HISTORY!!

Clasped hands, bent knees, hoping you are re-united!!

95CelicaST
Well the car is reserved for my tentative purchase on Saturday. smile.gif


The seller did enlighten me on a troubling issue. I asked for interior pictures and he sent me some from "a few months ago" and "the car has since then been broken into and the CD player and subwoofer were stolen"


So I asked for some current pictures. Doesn't really sway me on not buying it, but either the alarm didn't work or he didn't have it armed. I'm hoping there isn't any damage to the glass or to the interior panels.

other than that the interior is as I left it - the TWM shifter I installed, the eurostar shift knob I scored, the shift boot I made myself, the gauge cluster with the CF trim, etc. All of the fun mods I did myself.


I can almost taste it! hahaha
CelicaZR
Good Luck man!
I hope you come home with the goods wink.gif
It is an iconic 6GC car biggrin.gif
Bigblock
...Hey man...I'm about to get goosebumps... biggrin.gif
GriffGirl
QUOTE (95CelicaST @ Feb 4, 2010 - 5:10 PM) *
Well the car is reserved for my tentative purchase on Saturday. smile.gif


The seller did enlighten me on a troubling issue. I asked for interior pictures and he sent me some from "a few months ago" and "the car has since then been broken into and the CD player and subwoofer were stolen"


So I asked for some current pictures. Doesn't really sway me on not buying it, but either the alarm didn't work or he didn't have it armed. I'm hoping there isn't any damage to the glass or to the interior panels.

other than that the interior is as I left it - the TWM shifter I installed, the eurostar shift knob I scored, the shift boot I made myself, the gauge cluster with the CF trim, etc. All of the fun mods I did myself.


I can almost taste it! hahaha


EXCELLENT! Text or call me Saturday, my plans have changed and I'm free all day. I don't personally care WHAT condition it's in (because I know whatever it's in, you'll fix it up right), but I'd love to get together, especially since it's actually supposed to NOT rain on Saturday!
SwissFerdi
Care to trade for a '97 ST? It has less mileage and is worth more than that old, worthless thing. You don't want that car, you really don't. Trust me.

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