Take a good look at the photos, lest you think this is some simple trim package meant to cash in on a shared name like the Nissan Rogue Star Wars Edition. No, this was a lone Toyota dealership in Southern California working directly with 20th Century Fox around the release of A New Hope in 1977 for what I believe is one of the greatest pieces of movie memorabilia ever created. The car was supposedly given away in a contest, but the original records have long been lost.
A 1977 Toyota Celica GT Liftback Pace Car provided the base, widebody fenders and all. Delphi Auto Design in Costa Mesa California finished the work. First, airbrush a copy of Tom Jung's original movie poster straight onto the hood. Adorn the fenders and doors with scenes of X-Wings battling Tie Fighters (I think it was a missed opportunity to replicate Luke targeting the Death Star's core/fuel filler door) and paint the rocker panels with "Star Wars Celica" in the appropriate font.
Being a Celica GT, the car came with MacPherson front suspension, disc brakes, an AM-FM stereo radio, as well as an optional moonroof, special upholstery, and custom wheels. While the body kit may not be for all, the overall car is very handsome, like a ¾-size Ford Mustang fastback.
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