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Toyota Celica (T160) General Information

New era of Celicas. Some people told me tags as "ST165", "ST185",... refers to turbo size. This is wrong! This is indeed the model ident code. From RA/TA + 2-digit numbers the Celica range now moved to (S)T160, with the 4x4 turbo version being ST165. Similar applies to later T180 & T200 generations. (And indeed the T230 generation, now called ZZT230 or ZZT231 with the same engine but more power. The T230 however was never rallied and was the last Celica, production stopped in 2006, but maybe not forever.)

Toyota, as many Japanese manufacturers, has a history of creating road cars that are not expected to have a long life span. While cars as i.e. Peugeot 205, Renault R5 and Lancia Delta stayed unchanged and attractive for well over a decade, you could bet your money that when you purchased a new Japanese car, you were owning an obsolete model 4 years later. This means, while Lancia had one model Delta in group A, Toyota competed them with 3 different models Celica, that had bar the name not a single panel in common with each other.

The ST165 version was the first of the group A Celicas. It could be identified by a relatively big front grill and huge glass all round. Untypical for the Celica series, the ST165 model was indeed trimmed for good alround visibility. The rear C-pillars seemed to be only alibi ones covered in glass.

Technically the Celica could be regarded as the first group A car to take a serious challenge to the dominating Lancia Delta. The reality however was not quite as straight forward. The engine lacked clearly behind the Delta unit and often had cooling problems. As soon as TTE found new ways to improve under bonnet air flow, the Japanese engineers worked hard to close the holes again, as Japan just did not see the significance beyond the cosmetics. The transmission in turn was hugely sophisticated with first attempts to electronically control the differentials. However this technology was far from reliable and made the car unpredictable to drive.

Indeed, this was the car that brought Carlos Sainz to stardom. But in line with the story above, Toyota had drivers as Björn Waldegaard, Juha Kankkunen, Kenneth Eriksson and Mikael Ericsson on bord and none of them could manage a significant brake through. It gave Armin Schwarz his only WRC event win in Catalunya 1991, but even Schwarz's Toyota days seem to be more remembered for bad luck. Juha Kankkunen even left the team after only two years, stating that he didn't see any chance to win a World title with that car. Only in the hands of newcomer Carlos Sainz the car seemed to be somewhat reliable with a chance on winning events and it even gave Sainz the World drivers title in 1990 - curiously the same year when Kankkunen had left for Lancia, believing the Celica was no World title material.
 

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Toyota Celica (T160) Evolutions

 
 
Model & Evo. (Activity)
 
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Trans.
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Toyota Celica (T160) (ST165) GT4 (88-92) 299/6800 380/4800 4365.1710.1300 1100 (3.7) 4x4 (2525)

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Toyota Celica (T160) Results

This is an unofficial Car Results list and may be incomplete.

Pos Event Driver Co-Driver # Rego hh:mm:ss
1st. 1992 WRC Swedish Rally M. Jonsson L. Bäckman #4 [UNKNOWN] 5:24:37
4th. 1992 WRC Swedish Rally M. Alen I. Kivimäki #2 [UNKNOWN] 5:26:25
5th. 1992 WRC Swedish Rally L. Asterhaag T. Thörner #16 [UNKNOWN] 5:30:53
8th. 1992 WRC Rallye de Portugal J. Santos C. Magalhaes #25 [UNKNOWN] 7:01:20
6th. 1992 WRC Safari Rally I. Duncan D. Williamson #9 [UNKNOWN] 6:38:00
11th. 1992 WRC Safari Rally B. Rautenbach S. Thatthi #10 [UNKNOWN] 11:41:00
7th. 1992 WRC Safari Rally S. Rai S. Soin #17 [UNKNOWN] 8:29:00
5th. 1992 WRC Bandama Rallye S. Assef C. Konan #10 [UNKNOWN] 7:42:27
11th. 1991 WRC Rallye Monte Carlo M. Duez K. Wicha #14 [UNKNOWN] 0:00:00
1st. 1991 WRC Rallye Monte Carlo C. Sainz L. Moya #2 [UNKNOWN] 6:57:21
4th. 1991 WRC Rallye Monte Carlo A. Schwarz A. Hertz #7 [UNKNOWN] 7:03:52
2nd. 1991 WRC Swedish Rally M. Jonsson L. Bäckman #15 [UNKNOWN] 4:56:36
10th. 1991 WRC Swedish Rally L. Asterhaag C. Billstam #20 [UNKNOWN] 5:10:25
1st. 1991 WRC Rallye de Portugal C. Sainz L. Moya #2 [UNKNOWN] 6:06:36
2nd. 1991 WRC Safari Rally M. Ericsson C. Billstam #4 [UNKNOWN] 2:33:34
4th. 1991 WRC Safari Rally B. Waldegaard F. Gallagher #3 [UNKNOWN] 3:56:08
21st. 1991 WRC Safari Rally J. Toroitich I. Choge #20 [UNKNOWN] 0:00:00
18th. 1991 WRC Safari Rally V. Dhutia A. Khan #34 [UNKNOWN] 0:00:00
1st. 1991 WRC Tour de Corse C. Sainz L. Moya #2 [UNKNOWN] 7:05:29
4th. 1991 WRC Tour de Corse M. Duez K. Wicha #15 [UNKNOWN] 7:13:12
2nd. 1991 WRC Acropolis Rally C. Sainz L. Moya #1 [UNKNOWN] 7:21:06
5th. 1991 WRC Acropolis Rally A. Schwarz A. Hertz #14 [UNKNOWN] 7:25:40
6th. 1991 WRC Acropolis Rally M. Ericsson C. Billstam #8 [UNKNOWN] 7:30:00
1st. 1991 WRC Rally New Zealand C. Sainz L. Moya #1 [UNKNOWN] 6:57:18
1st. 1991 WRC Rally Argentina C. Sainz L. Moya #5 [UNKNOWN] 6:37:31
6th. 1991 WRC Rally Argentina M. Ericsson C. Billstam #7 [UNKNOWN] 6:50:13
7th. 1991 WRC Rally Argentina M. Bin Sulayem R. Morgan #9 [UNKNOWN] 7:11:09
4th. 1991 WRC Rally of Finland C. Sainz L. Moya #1 [UNKNOWN] 4:19:47
6th. 1991 WRC Rally of Finland M. Jonsson L. Bäckman #12 [UNKNOWN] 4:21:37
9th. 1991 WRC Rally of Finland A. Schwarz A. Hertz #9 [UNKNOWN] 4:25:04
11th. 1991 WRC Rally of Finland A. Laine . UNKNOWN #23 [UNKNOWN] 0:00:00
13th. 1991 WRC Rally of Finland M. Grönholm J. Repo #26 [UNKNOWN] 0:00:00
3rd. 1991 WRC Rally Australia (WA) A. Schwarz A. Hertz #8 [UNKNOWN] 5:54:42
9th. 1991 WRC Rally Australia (WA) N. Bates D. Jorgensen #17 [UNKNOWN] 6:20:04
6th. 1991 WRC Rallye San Remo C. Sainz L. Moya #2 [UNKNOWN] 6:47:33
8th. 1991 WRC Rallye San Remo A. Schwarz A. Hertz #5 [UNKNOWN] 6:48:26
1st. 1991 WRC Rallye Catalunya A. Schwarz A. Hertz #5 [UNKNOWN] 6:44:42
3rd. 1991 WRC Rally of Great Britain C. Sainz L. Moya #1 [UNKNOWN] 5:52:43
8th. 1991 WRC Rally of Great Britain M. Duez K. Wicha #19 [UNKNOWN] 6:08:44
13th. 1991 WRC Rally of Great Britain M. Gerber P. Göbel #30 [UNKNOWN] 0:00:00
2nd. 1990 WRC Rallye Monte Carlo C. Sainz L. Moya #2 [UNKNOWN] 5:57:44
5th. 1990 WRC Rallye Monte Carlo A. Schwarz K. Wicha #12 [UNKNOWN] 6:06:04
7th. 1990 WRC Rallye Monte Carlo M. Ericsson C. Billstam #5 [UNKNOWN] 6:16:33
15th. 1990 WRC Rallye de Portugal A. Coutinho C. Junior #26 [UNKNOWN] 7:09:47
1st. 1990 WRC Safari Rally B. Waldegaard F. Gallagher #3 [UNKNOWN] 8:39:11
3rd. 1990 WRC Safari Rally M. Ericsson C. Billstam #6 [UNKNOWN] 11:26:58
4th. 1990 WRC Safari Rally C. Sainz L. Moya #67 [UNKNOWN] 12:58:42
2nd. 1990 WRC Tour de Corse C. Sainz L. Moya #2 [UNKNOWN] 6:45:52
1st. 1990 WRC Acropolis Rally C. Sainz L. Moya #2 [UNKNOWN] 7:34:44
4th. 1990 WRC Acropolis Rally M. Ericsson C. Billstam #6 [UNKNOWN] 7:49:40
1st. 1990 WRC Rally New Zealand C. Sainz L. Moya #2 [UNKNOWN] 6:48:26
2nd. 1990 WRC Rally Argentina C. Sainz L. Moya #1 [UNKNOWN] 6:59:29
1st. 1990 WRC Rally of Finland C. Sainz L. Moya #4 [UNKNOWN] 4:40:55
2nd. 1990 WRC Rally Australia (WA) C. Sainz L. Moya #2 [UNKNOWN] 5:45:28
3rd. 1990 WRC Rallye San Remo C. Sainz L. Moya #2 [UNKNOWN] 7:32:23
6th. 1990 WRC Rallye San Remo M. Ericsson C. Billstam #7 [UNKNOWN] 7:37:12
1st. 1990 WRC Rally of Great Britain C. Sainz L. Moya #2 [UNKNOWN] 5:43:16
4th. 1990 WRC Rally of Great Britain M. Jonsson A. Olsson #26 [UNKNOWN] 5:49:40
7th. 1990 WRC Rally of Great Britain A. Schwarz K. Wicha #21 [UNKNOWN] 5:54:56
8th. 1990 WRC Rally of Great Britain D. Llewellin P. Short #20 [UNKNOWN] 5:56:43
3rd. 1989 WRC Swedish Rally K. Eriksson S. Parmander #6 [UNKNOWN] 4:59:57
7th. 1989 WRC Swedish Rally L. Asterhaag R. Spjuth #18 [UNKNOWN] 5:03:17
5th. 1989 WRC Rallye Monte Carlo J. Kankkunen J. Piironen #2 [UNKNOWN] 7:28:16
6th. 1989 WRC Rallye Monte Carlo P. Snijers D. Colebunders #10 [UNKNOWN] 7:31:38
23rd. 1989 WRC Rallye Monte Carlo K. Fritzinger . UNKNOWN #33 [UNKNOWN] 0:00:00
16th. 1989 WRC Rallye de Portugal A. Coutinho C. Junior #22 [UNKNOWN] 0:00:00
3rd. 1989 WRC Tour de Corse J. Kankkunen J. Piironen #2 [UNKNOWN] 7:16:29
3rd. 1989 WRC Rally of Finland C. Sainz L. Moya #7 [UNKNOWN] 4:44:38
4th. 1989 WRC Rally of Finland K. Eriksson S. Parmander #10 [UNKNOWN] 4:47:49
1st. 1989 WRC Rally Australia (WA) J. Kankkunen J. Piironen #1 [UNKNOWN] 5:32:09
2nd. 1989 WRC Rally Australia (WA) K. Eriksson S. Parmander #3 [UNKNOWN] 5:33:16
3rd. 1989 WRC Rallye San Remo C. Sainz L. Moya #2 [UNKNOWN] 6:48:55
5th. 1989 WRC Rallye San Remo J. Kankkunen J. Piironen #4 [UNKNOWN] 6:57:40
6th. 1989 WRC Rallye San Remo P. Snijers D. Colebunders #6 [UNKNOWN] 7:10:15
2nd. 1989 WRC Rally of Great Britain C. Sainz L. Moya #3 [UNKNOWN] 6:20:50
3rd. 1989 WRC Rally of Great Britain J. Kankkunen J. Piironen #1 [UNKNOWN] 6:23:11
4th. 1989 WRC Rally of Great Britain K. Eriksson S. Parmander #5 [UNKNOWN] 6:25:30
37th. 1989 WRC Rally of Great Britain E. Gallo . UNKNOWN #54 [UNKNOWN] 0:00:00
6th. 1988 WRC Tour de Corse K. Eriksson P. Diekmann #5 [UNKNOWN] 7:29:24
6th. 1988 WRC Rallye San Remo K. Eriksson P. Diekmann #8 [UNKNOWN] 6:16:36
3rd. 1988 WRC Rally of Great Britain B. Waldegaard F. Gallagher #11 [UNKNOWN] 7:22:16

Toyota Celica (T160) Retirements

This is an unofficial Car Model Retirements list and may be incomplete.

Pos Event Driver Co-Driver # Rego Reason
Ret. 1993 WRC Safari Rally J. Toroitich I. Choge #14 [UNKNOWN] SS99 gearbox
Ret. 1993 WRC Safari Rally B. Rautenbach S. Thatthi #10 [UNKNOWN] SS99 ?
Ret. 1993 WRC Swedish Rally T. Jansson I. Algerstedt #16 [UNKNOWN] SS5 engine
Ret. 1993 WRC Swedish Rally T. Raadström A. Dawidsson #23 [UNKNOWN] SS99 engine
Ret. 1992 WRC Rally of Finland A. Laine R. Virtanen #20 [UNKNOWN] SS17 electrics
Ret. 1992 WRC Safari Rally Y. Iwase S. Vinayak #21 [UNKNOWN] SS99 suspension
Ret. 1992 WRC Safari Rally J. Toroitich I. Choge #18 [UNKNOWN] SS57 clutch
Ret. 1992 WRC Swedish Rally M. Grönholm I. Riipinen #18 [UNKNOWN] SS12 crash
Ret. 1991 WRC Rally of Great Britain A. Schwarz A. Hertz #5 [UNKNOWN] SS0 withdrawn before start
Ret. 1991 WRC Rally of Great Britain M. Ericsson C. Billstam #14 [UNKNOWN] SS0 withdrawn before start
Ret. 1991 WRC Rallye Catalunya C. Sainz L. Moya #1 [UNKNOWN] SS8 electrics
Ret. 1991 WRC Bandama Rallye S. Assef C. Konan #9 [UNKNOWN] SS22 engine
Ret. 1991 WRC Rallye San Remo R. Verreydt G. Biar #25 [UNKNOWN] SS99 ?
Ret. 1991 WRC Rally Australia (WA) C. Sainz L. Moya #2 [UNKNOWN] SS15 crash
Ret. 1991 WRC Tour de Corse A. Schwarz A. Hertz #7 [UNKNOWN] SS10 crash
Ret. 1991 WRC Safari Rally C. Sainz L. Moya #2 [UNKNOWN] SS63 engine
Ret. 1991 WRC Rallye de Portugal A. Schwarz A. Hertz #6 [UNKNOWN] SS11 crash
Ret. 1991 WRC Rallye de Portugal M. Duez K. Wicha #12 [UNKNOWN] SS19 electrics
Ret. 1991 WRC Swedish Rally T. Raadström J. Skallman #53 [UNKNOWN] SS99 engine
Ret. 1991 WRC Swedish Rally B. Danielsson A. Eklind #22 [UNKNOWN] SS99 gearbox
Ret. 1990 WRC Rally of Great Britain G. Jones . UNKNOWN #49 [UNKNOWN] SS13 gearbox
Ret. 1990 WRC Bandama Rallye S. Assef C. Konan #11 [UNKNOWN] SS36 withdrawn
Ret. 1990 WRC Rallye San Remo A. Schwarz K. Wicha #19 [UNKNOWN] SS29 crash
Ret. 1990 WRC Rally Australia (WA) M. Ericsson C. Billstam #6 [UNKNOWN] SS3 transmission
Ret. 1990 WRC Rally of Finland M. Ericsson C. Billstam #1 [UNKNOWN] SS22 crash
Ret. 1990 WRC Rally Argentina J. Recalde M. Christie #4 [UNKNOWN] SS5 crash
Ret. 1990 WRC Acropolis Rally M. Bin Sulayem R. Morgan #20 [UNKNOWN] SS4 suspension
Ret. 1990 WRC Tour de Corse A. Schwarz K. Wicha #9 [UNKNOWN] SS13 transmission
Ret. 1990 WRC Rallye de Portugal A. Schwarz K. Wicha #15 [UNKNOWN] SS11 crash
Ret. 1990 WRC Rallye de Portugal C. Sainz L. Moya #2 [UNKNOWN] SS34 transmission
Ret. 1990 WRC Rallye Monte Carlo K. Fritzinger . UNKNOWN #30 [UNKNOWN] SS16 ?
Ret. 1989 WRC Rally of Great Britain D. Llewellin P. Short #20 [UNKNOWN] SS28 driveshaft
Ret. 1989 WRC Bandama Rallye S. Assef C. Konan #18 [UNKNOWN] SS52 electrics
Ret. 1989 WRC Rally of Finland J. Kankkunen J. Piironen #2 [UNKNOWN] SS20 electrics
Ret. 1989 WRC Rally New Zealand B. Green . UNKNOWN #28 [UNKNOWN] SS99 ?
Ret. 1989 WRC Acropolis Rally K. Eriksson S. Parmander #5 [UNKNOWN] SS13 fire
Ret. 1989 WRC Acropolis Rally P. Snijers D. Colebunders #11 [UNKNOWN] SS11 engine
Ret. 1989 WRC Acropolis Rally C. Sainz L. Moya #8 [UNKNOWN] SS34 bent chassis
Ret. 1989 WRC Acropolis Rally J. Kankkunen J. Piironen #2 [UNKNOWN] SS36 bent chassis
Ret. 1989 WRC Tour de Corse P. Snijers D. Colebunders #7 [UNKNOWN] SS16 transmission
Ret. 1989 WRC Tour de Corse C. Sainz L. Moya #12 [UNKNOWN] SS23 engine
Ret. 1989 WRC Rallye de Portugal C. Sainz L. Moya #9 [UNKNOWN] SS16 crash
Ret. 1989 WRC Rallye de Portugal J. Kankkunen J. Piironen #2 [UNKNOWN] SS18 engine
Ret. 1989 WRC Rallye de Portugal B. Waldegaard F. Gallagher #4 [UNKNOWN] SS25 gearbox
Ret. 1989 WRC Rallye Monte Carlo C. Sainz L. Moya #15 [UNKNOWN] SS9 crash
Ret. 1989 WRC Rallye Monte Carlo B. Waldegaard F. Gallagher #5 [UNKNOWN] SS13 engine
Ret. 1988 WRC Rally of Great Britain K. Eriksson P. Diekmann #6 [UNKNOWN] SS1 engine
Ret. 1988 WRC Rally of Great Britain J. McRae R. Arthur #8 [UNKNOWN] SS5 engine
Ret. 1988 WRC Rally of Great Britain J. Kankkunen J. Piironen #1 [UNKNOWN] SS45 crash
Ret. 1988 WRC Rallye San Remo J. Kankkunen J. Piironen #2 [UNKNOWN] SS6 crash
Ret. 1988 WRC Rally of Finland K. Eriksson P. Diekmann #8 [UNKNOWN] SS15 transmission
Ret. 1988 WRC Rally of Finland J. Kankkunen J. Piironen #3 [UNKNOWN] SS34 engine
Ret. 1988 WRC Acropolis Rally B. Waldegaard F. Gallagher #5 [UNKNOWN] SS2 transmission
Ret. 1988 WRC Acropolis Rally J. Kankkunen J. Piironen #2 [UNKNOWN] SS20 engine
Ret. 1988 WRC Tour de Corse J. Kankkunen J. Piironen #2 [UNKNOWN] SS23 engine