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Welcome to my Toyota Celica GT-Four (and now Alfa I guess) homepage.  I bought my 1987 Toyota Celica GT-Four in July 1996 and I was the first New Zealand owner (after it was imported used from Japan).  It is one of the early production models (manufactured during 1986 and 1987) which was never exported rom the Japanese market.

The car only had 76000kms on it when I bought it and I added over 95000 kms in the time I owned it.  I believe the ST165 is an excellant basis for modification,  however since I bought my ST205 I did very little to it.  If I was to keep it it would've had a ST205 drivetrain fitted a long time ago.  I already had a 1996 SW20 3S-GTE engine (same as ST205) being prepped for it when I bought the ST205.

The 1987 GT-Four has now been replaced with another GT-Four,  a New Zealand new 1994 ST205 GT-Four Group A (shown above before the previous owner smashed it up).   This was bought damaged and has now been rebuilt to new condition,   complete with a mildly worked engine.  Suspension modifications have now been completed and I am in the process of fitting an Autronic SM2 standalone ECU.  This car was one of just five Group A models imported into New Zealand in 1994.  17" Mille Miglia M112 wheels have now been imported from the US as no decent five spoke wheels were available here.  These have now been fitted with Yokohama A539 tyres.

I have now also bought a tatty cheap 1988 Alfa Romeo 75 2.0 Twin Spark as a commuter vehicle and as a racetrack toy.  The plan was to keep spending to a minimum,  however that's a plan that's not exactly working out!  Bilsteins have been imported and fitted along with lowering springs and urethane bushings throughout the rear of the car.  15" alloys and Dunlop FM901 tyres have also been fitted.  New balljoints were needed and finally it handles well,  it was diabolical before.  The exhaust has been replaced,  however Pitstop Manukau did a pisspoor job and I need to have it redone. The engine has now had a big end bearing failure so the engine is have a complete rebuild... sigh...

Technical Information.

Parts For Sale. 

My 1988 Alfa Romeo 75 2.0 Twin Spark

    Photos and description.      

    Engine Photos   

My 1994 Toyota Celica GT-Four Group A

    Completed ST205 photos.   

    ST205 rebuild details.  

    My modifications to my ST205.   

    Results of first dyno run.

My 1987 Toyota Celica GT-Four (now sold)

    My modifications to my ST165.

    Photos.

GT-Four models.

History of New Zealand ST205 Group A models.    

GT-Four Rally Success.  

Rally of New Zealand Photos   (warning,  big pictures!)

Links.

My old cars.

Articles.  

All design by Richard Doig 1999-2007

rd at orcon.co.nz

All enquiries, comments or insults welcome...

 

 

Page last updated: 06 March 2005

 

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