Toyota Celica (A20) Profile

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Toyota Celica (A20) General Information

This was the car that was basically forced onto Ove Andersson, a declared lover of the Corolla. There might have been a 4 years time span between the TA22 and RA20 versions of the Celica, but differences at least in the body shell were really minor. The RA20 was a very mild face lift to the TA22, which is different to what happened with the launch of the RA40 and RA63 versions, which were entirely different, new generation cars, not a single panel was transferable. This TA22/RA20 is the classic Celica with the curved chrome bumpers (a la Ford Granada Mk1) and the round twin head lights. Early TA22 versions may have had a 1600 engine but the car never really got to fame before the introduction of the 2000GT versions. This was partly down to an Ove Andersson run, lighter Corolla 1600 winning the 1000 Lakes 1975, but the major trick to bring the Celica forward was when Ove Andersson asked for the advice of German BMW tuner Schnitzer and Schnitzer got the 2000GT engine in its 16v form up to an amazing 240BHP. If only the rest of the car could have coped with the power.

Mild add on, Toyota generation tags are really complicated. Basically we are talking of the A20 generation of the Celica. The first letter would normally indicate differences in the engine. But indeed in this case TA22 & RA20 are identical cars except the RA had a new interior but on the outside only tiny differences as a new fuel filler cap. The T or R do not identify the liftback from the coupé. The according liftbacks would be the TA27 and RA25, here we talk of the coupés TA22 & RA20. Unusually the 16v head cannot be read out of these codes, as they were a private Andersson/Schnitzer thing. So basically with differences as tiny as that, I have no option but use both codes TA22/RA20 to identify this model Celica.
 

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Toyota Celica (A20) Evolutions

 
 
Model & Evo. (Activity)
 
BHP@
RPM
Torque
(Nm)@
RPM
Length
Width
Height
Weight
(Kg/BPM
Ratio)
 
Trans.
(W'base)
Toyota Celica (A20) (RA23) 2000GT 16v (73-78) 240/9000 250/5500 3937.1600.1335 1000 (4.2) RWD (2425)
Toyota Celica (A20) (TA22) 2000GT 8v (73-75) 180/6800 220/5000 3937.1600.1335 1000 (5.6) RWD (2425)

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Toyota Celica (A20) Results

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

Pos Event Driver Co-Driver # Rego hh:mm:ss
14th. 1979 WRC Rallye Monte Carlo K. Fritzinger G. Schons #58 [UNKNOWN] 0:00:00
7th. 1979 WRC Rally of Finland T. Rainio E. Nyman #20 [UNKNOWN] 4:14:20
11th. 1979 WRC Rally of Great Britain T. Rainio H. Liddon #29 [UNKNOWN] 0:00:00
4th. 1978 WRC Rallye de Portugal O. Andersson H. Liddon #6 [UNKNOWN] 8:13:27
8th. 1978 WRC Acropolis Rally E. Gallo . UNKNOWN #29 [UNKNOWN] 11:36:32
6th. 1978 WRC Rally of Finland T. Rainio J. Markkula #10 [UNKNOWN] 3:42:25
9th. 1978 WRC Rally of Finland L. Asterhaag A. Gullberg #23 [UNKNOWN] 3:46:50
10th. 1978 WRC Rally of Finland M. Saaristo T. Alanen #17 [UNKNOWN] 3:48:47
7th. 1977 WRC Swedish Rally L. Asterhaag C. Billstam #43 [UNKNOWN] 8:34:49
3rd. 1977 WRC Rallye de Portugal O. Andersson H. Liddon #4 [UNKNOWN] 6:56:08
2nd. 1977 WRC Rally of Great Britain H. Mikkola A. Hertz #8 [UNKNOWN] 8:23:49
14th. 1977 WRC Rally of Great Britain P. Walfridsson J. Jensen #14 [UNKNOWN] 0:00:00
2nd. 1976 WRC Rallye de Portugal O. Andersson A. Hertz #2 [UNKNOWN] 5:44:24
3rd. 1976 WRC Rally of Finland H. Mikkola A. Hertz #1 [UNKNOWN] 4:13:32
3rd. 1974 WRC Rideau Lakes Rally W. Boyce S. Gray #101 [UNKNOWN] 5:07:46
70th. 1974 WRC Rally of Great Britain H. Demuth . UNKNOWN #91 [UNKNOWN] 0:00:00
8th. 1973 WRC Austrian Alpine Rally O. Andersson G. Haggbom #9 [UNKNOWN] 0:00:00
12th. 1973 WRC Rally of Great Britain O. Andersson G. Phillips #9 [UNKNOWN] 0:00:00

Toyota Celica (A20) Retirements

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

Pos Event Driver Co-Driver # Rego Reason
Ret. 1979 WRC Rally of Great Britain L. Asterhaag M. Broad #19 [UNKNOWN] SS8 clutch
Ret. 1979 WRC Rally of Finland T. Mäkinen H. Liddon #7 [UNKNOWN] SS2 fuel pump
Ret. 1979 WRC Acropolis Rally M. Hoepfner C. Fourton #27 [UNKNOWN] SS4 engine
Ret. 1979 WRC Swedish Rally J. Thérier M. Vial #13 [UNKNOWN] SS99 engine
Ret. 1979 WRC Swedish Rally L. Asterhaag A. Gullberg #11 [UNKNOWN] SS99 engine
Ret. 1978 WRC Swedish Rally L. Asterhaag A. Gullberg #15 [UNKNOWN] SS12 engine
Ret. 1978 WRC Swedish Rally J. Thérier M. Vial #10 [UNKNOWN] SS5 electrics
Ret. 1978 WRC Rally of Great Britain J. Thérier M. Vial #22 [UNKNOWN] SS6 driveshaft
Ret. 1978 WRC Rally of Great Britain L. Asterhaag A. Gullberg #25 [UNKNOWN] SS72 crash
Ret. 1978 WRC Rallye de Portugal J. Thérier M. Vial #15 [UNKNOWN] SS7 engine
Ret. 1978 WRC Acropolis Rally O. Andersson H. Liddon #2 [UNKNOWN] SS99 engine
Ret. 1978 WRC Acropolis Rally J. Thérier M. Vial #9 [UNKNOWN] SS99 engine
Ret. 1978 WRC Acropolis Rally M. Hoepfner . UNKNOWN #36 [UNKNOWN] SS99 suspension
Ret. 1977 WRC Rally of Great Britain J. Thérier M. Vial #18 [UNKNOWN] SS52 crash
Ret. 1977 WRC Canadian Rally of Quebec T. Heinonen . UNKNOWN #13 [UNKNOWN] SS99 suspension
Ret. 1977 WRC Rally of Finland H. Mikkola A. Hertz #7 [UNKNOWN] SS4 engine
Ret. 1977 WRC Tour de Corse J. Thérier M. Vial #10 [UNKNOWN] SS99 suspension
Ret. 1977 WRC Tour de Corse M. Hoepfner D. Emmanuelli #94 [UNKNOWN] SS99 gearbox
Ret. 1977 WRC Rallye de Portugal H. Mikkola A. Hertz #7 [UNKNOWN] SS99 suspension
Ret. 1977 WRC Acropolis Rally O. Andersson C. Billstam #4 [UNKNOWN] SS6 differential
Ret. 1977 WRC Acropolis Rally H. Mikkola A. Hertz #8 [UNKNOWN] SS15 differential
Ret. 1977 WRC Swedish Rally P. Airikkala R. Virtanen #6 [UNKNOWN] SS99 engine
Ret. 1977 WRC Rallye Monte Carlo K. Fritzinger . UNKNOWN #29 [UNKNOWN] SS99 ?
Ret. 1976 WRC Acropolis Rally O. Andersson C. Billstam #2 [UNKNOWN] SS4 driveshaft
Ret. 1976 WRC Rally of Great Britain J. Thérier M. Vial #12 [UNKNOWN] SS99 engine
Ret. 1976 WRC Rally of Great Britain H. Mikkola J. Todt #5 [UNKNOWN] SS76 differential
Ret. 1975 WRC Rally of Great Britain H. Mikkola J. Todt #10 [UNKNOWN] SS99 electrics
Ret. 1975 WRC Rally of Great Britain O. Andersson A. Hertz #5 [UNKNOWN] SS99 engine
Ret. 1974 WRC Rally of Great Britain P. Moss-Carlsson E. Crellin #37 [UNKNOWN] SS99 ?
Ret. 1974 WRC Rallye de Portugal B. Waldegaard H. Thorszelius #7 [UNKNOWN] SS99 electrics
Ret. 1973 WRC Rally of Great Britain L. Asterhaag A. Gullberg #23 [UNKNOWN] SS99 ?
Ret. 1973 WRC Acropolis Rally O. Andersson G. Haggbom #4 [UNKNOWN] SS99 engine
Ret. 1973 WRC Rallye de Portugal O. Andersson J. Todt #9 [UNKNOWN] SS99 crash