I purchased this sixth generation Toyota Celica from the original owner, a friend / co-worker, in 2001. I liked it when she bought it because it was a hardtop with manual transmission and few options. I asked her when she sells it to please give me an opportunity to buy it, and seven years and 73,000 miles later, she did. It is a 1994 model with a production date of September, 1993, a very early 6GC.
To me, the sixth generation Celica has one of the best designs of any reasonably priced road car. The one thing I don't like is the front wheel drive layout. I spent a lot of time thinking about how to convert to rear wheel drive.
Immediately after purchasing the car I added the 2002 Celica GT-S wheels plus aftermarket springs and shocks. And I tinted the windows. I drove it that way for fourteen years, including trips all over the USA, with few problems.
In 2015, at 120,000 miles, it was time for a polyurethane paint job. First I disassembled the car including removing all fixed glass. I also shaved the antenna and the emblems.
During reassembly, I found a leaking CV boot. I ended up changing both axles, the clutch, the timing belt, the water pump, and the washer pump.
In 2016 I installed Megan Street Coilovers and I did a full Celica GT brake system conversion including front and rear rotors and calipers plus the proportioning valve.
In 2018 I installed a full custom exhaust system.