Aoshima 041383 – 1/24 Scale – 1973 Toyota Celica LB 2000GT Plastic Model Kit
This is a hard to come by kit. It is the GT Celica with the 18RG Motor.
The liftback was introduced for the Japanese market in April 1973 but not until July 1974 for export models. Models for the Japanese market liftback were the 1600 ST, 1600 GT (TA27), 2000 ST, and 2000 GT (RA25 and RA28). The American liftback was only offered as GT (RA29) with a 2.2-liter 20R engine for the 1976 and 1977 model year. All the liftback models have flat noses. Although there is no “B” pillar in the liftback, the rear 1/4 windows are fixed in place & do not roll down (as they do in the hardtop coupe).
The liftback was often called the “Japanese Mustang” or the “Mustang Celica” because of the styling similarities to the Ford Mustang pony car, including C-pillar louvers and the vertical bar tail lights that are a signature Mustang styling cue and pay overall homages to the muscle-car era.
- Ready to assemble precision plastic model kit
- Rubber tires
- Actual model length – 176mm
Product Id: 041383