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#1 Bearfoot Garage

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Posted 08 July 2017 - 08:25 PM

Hi All,

I have been a V8 owner, exclusively, my entire life, however, a far more broad minded Mate has worn me down with spreading my wings.  So I'm relatively new to Classic Jappa's in general and certainly the beauty of an RA28 had somehow escaped me until now.  I'm not young and being a profound petrol head, yes, that's embarrassing to admit !! 
 

I recently did the 9hr return trip solo, just for the Classic Celica Appreciation Day in NSW - WOW, what an event !! Everything about it is what owning cars should be about, the venue, the cars and the crowd.  As much as anything, I want to get a classic Toyota, just because of the type of community involved.  I've spent over 30yrs going to Summernats (yes, all of them), hot rod and street machine shows all over this country, and a couple of others - but none seem to get your blend of cars, fun and (the right) attitude.

As the title says, I'm desperate to purchase a RA28, so if anyone is ready to sell, or can point me in the right direction, I'd REALLY appreciate it thanks.  I'm keen on getting a very good one, as I just don't have the time for another project, which just stops me actually going and enjoying the scene. I have an old bike and an old Val ute projects, so my knuckles are in no fear of healing fully, I just want to jump right into Toyota scene and do some actual driving and club outings.

 

Yes, I have a good wad of money to buy the right car but that's not because I'm rich - I came home from CCAD determined to own an RA and went about selling my matching numbers XC GS ute which was pretty special in many ways.  I'd only owned it just 15mths, after searching for the right one for freakin' ages but that's how much I want to get into the Toyota community. 

Thanks for the opportunity of being a part of this forum, cheers,
Craig.


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Posted 08 July 2017 - 10:11 PM

Welcome to the forums mate, good to have you part of the NSW group.

Im more of a 80's - 90's Toyota guy but i do appreciate the older generation cars and talking to the owners of them.

Its good to see someone willing to jump into the scene, when you finally find the right car make sure to show her to us :)



Also, thanks heaps for all the replies. I'm fast learning that this may be the friendliest forum on the internet.

 
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Posted 10 July 2017 - 06:31 PM

I'm pretty sure that you can import these directly from Japan now under the 30 year rule.

 

If you need help finding one in Japan, pay me and I will take you to every RA28 known to be for sale there :-)

 

Have a look on this link anyway to see if there is anything you like:

 

http://www.carsensor...a&KW=s52 celica



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Posted 11 July 2017 - 06:57 PM

I'm pretty sure that you can import these directly from Japan now under the 30 year rule.

 

If you need help finding one in Japan, pay me and I will take you to every RA28 known to be for sale there :-)

 

Have a look on this link anyway to see if there is anything you like:

 

http://www.carsensor...a&KW=s52 celica

 

 

Bugga, my Japanese is ordinary !!

 

I found a company, Prestige Motorsport, that seem to specialise in a boutique service of inspecting, bidding, importing and complying on your behalf - they reckoned a decent one would be 25+k ?



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Posted 12 July 2017 - 05:17 AM

Bugga, my Japanese is ordinary !!

 

I found a company, Prestige Motorsport, that seem to specialise in a boutique service of inspecting, bidding, importing and complying on your behalf - they reckoned a decent one would be 25+k ?

 

Yes, before you add shipping and costs.

 

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is this the type of thing (at $21K) you are looking for ?

 

Some are closer to $40K now asking.

 

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There's more Celica's on this link -> http://www.importmon...84016672&page=1



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Posted 12 July 2017 - 02:20 PM

 

Yes, before you add shipping and costs.

 

hd20090823-img450x600-149447633314944763

 

is this the type of thing (at $21K) you are looking for ?

 

Some are closer to $40K now asking.

 

rcs_061069001-img600x450-1496848942wngkz

 

There's more Celica's on this link -> http://www.importmon...84016672&page=1

 

 

I don't actually want a GT, just a very good RA28 body shape with any engine/model designation - quite happy with an Oz delivery.  Ideally not an auto but that isn't a deal breaker.  I just want a good body/non project.






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