Model: (Click to see more) 58096: Toyota Celica GT-Four Rally
Status: New built
Date: 12-Sep-2008
Comments: 16
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This is my first Tamiya RC car which I got serious about the hobby. This is also the first RC car I attempt to restore. I purchase this Celica back when it first came out and since it is the only RC car available to me (my Wild Willy was stored somewhere in my dad's garage), I really beat the living daylights out of it LOL. Now fast forward 18 years I decide to give my old pal a face lift so I sand off as much scuff as I can and replace most of the decals and panel line. I also added windshield wipers, rear view mirrors, tow hook, exhaust pipe, and the Marlboro sponsor decal. Since this is my first restoration job, it took me few days to get with the program LOL. It's not perfect but I'm kinda happy the way it turns out. I'm glad I did this project, bring back alot of happy memories as I worked on it.

This car realy exist! I didn't know that 18yrs ago Alot of scuff marks on the bumper I took out LOL~ My old pal~ Added the Marlboro decals. Another angle Sideways Newly replaced bumpers I could use a new set of OZs The tires are bald!! Oh No! Co-pilot brought the wrong book!

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I like the way it is. Nice finishing details too.

Victorious Secret


Thank you doctor, Although not accurate with the wing, but I decided to leave it because I did that 18 years ago plus I don't want 2 ugly holes in the back lol~



Very nice - not many of these about, I love mine too!



Blimey where are all these stunning models coming from lol. First time I have seen dished OZ wheels. Awesome



That is nice! I like the OZ rims which give it a different feel, looks a bit tougher and racier. Cool.



Lovely and I see you've found the Marlboro decals. For a more scale look I would rebuild the wheels to 'no offset ' instead of +2mm.



One of the few on tc and one of the better condition ones, too Great car!



For a moment I thought the first pic was a real car Just kiddin, car looks perfect, and I really like those wheels!

Victorious Secret


Thanks guys! I use toothpaste to polish the minor scratch out of it! Brother Vin yeah I'm glad I found the Marlboro stickers. I have more for my future Celicas!



what a nice rally racer! perfect for the rally sig



Awesome - I Love the WRC Celica's. This was the one Carlos barrel rolled wasn't it? Great work as usual



great car, great restoration. i love that model also. it was the first rallye car from tamiya. whenever you think of selling it. please let me knoe, ok ? - MARC



I always loved this one! Very elegant design & livery if you ask me.



Ohhh wow! This is awesome VS, This one is my white whale, I doubt I will ever get one but I will keep trying anyway, I used to have a real Celica ST so I always planned to do a 1/10 version of it, problem is if I ever got a NIB bodyset it would be a crime to do it anything other than box art. Thanks for sharing this!

Victorious Secret


Brother Pagedm, my college room mate have the all-trac version and it is a such fantastic vehicle!! They don't make Celica like they used to~



still one of the best. great job you made, real great

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