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    Default Unbelievable Rally Car Restoration

    Check out this restoration of a Group B '84 Toyota Celica Turbo:

    http://www.mat.fi/project1984toyotacelicaturbo.htm
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    That is a well documented restoration, WOW over 300 pics, and they depict only a thin slice of what went into that car. I can't imagine how many man hours and how much green it took to complete. Very impressive!

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    OK, How do you go from page 11, 12,13, 14, 15, 16, especially 17, to number 308!

    That car is cleeeeeean.
    Speeding is fun,
    As long as you out run,
    The cops! ! !

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    Quote Originally Posted by geezer View Post
    That is a well documented restoration, WOW over 300 pics, and they depict only a thin slice of what went into that car. I can't imagine how many man hours and how much green it took to complete. Very impressive!
    There's no telling how much money and how many man hours went into this car. They basically built a very nice rally car out a pile of rusted-out scraps! I would have to say that this restoration probably cost close to $100k to complete.

    Also, did you see the cars in the background in some of the pics? You're not talking about your typical Maaco shop here!
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    How about some of the cars for sale?

    The Ghibli that was owned by the Shah of Iran:

    http://www.mat.fi/forsale_1967maseratichibliss.htm

    Or Stalin's ZIS:

    http://www.mat.fi/forsale_1949zis110.htm
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    It looks like this restorer, MAKELA AUTO TUNING is based in Finland. They sure do some fine work with some incredible cars. If anyone ever gets an opportunity to go there, they should check this place out and let us all know about it (and be sure to take plenty of pics!)

    http://www.mat.fi/n_index.php

    http://www.mat.fi/n_index.php?nav=company
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    Quote Originally Posted by lonetreesteve View Post
    There's no telling how much money and how many man hours went into this car. They basically built a very nice rally car out a pile of rusted-out scraps! I would have to say that this restoration probably cost close to $100k to complete.
    Hi Steve:
    I can assure you that starting with a car that was in relatively beautiful condition, you can spend close to $100,000.00 restoring an older competition car....Looking at the pictures of the work done just on the body of this Toyota - they spent closer to $1,000,000.00 or more by the time it was finished....

    FWIW,
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    Quote Originally Posted by Carl Beck View Post
    Hi Steve:
    I can assure you that starting with a car that was in relatively beautiful condition, you can spend close to $100,000.00 restoring an older competition car....Looking at the pictures of the work done just on the body of this Toyota - they spent closer to $1,000,000.00 or more by the time it was finished....

    FWIW,
    Carl B.
    Hi Carl,

    After looking through the 300+ pictures again, I after to agree with you, $100,00.00 was too low of an estimate for this car. I would say $500,000.00, but do you really think it was is the $1,000,000.00 ballpark?
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    Though living in Finland and knowing this company I did not know how
    complete restoration they are doing. I have seen Juha Kankkunen racing many times and have had some words with him.

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