You guys ever heard of this Spanish bloke named Carlos Sainz?

No, not the current Toro Rosso F1 team driver, but rather his father, Carlos Sainz senior. Rally champion twice (both with Toyota) in 1990 and 1992, and is one of the legends of the once great World Rally Championship series. He even holds the record for most career WRC starts!

So, today I want to present El Matador’s 1990 Toyota Celica GT-Four (ST165), the one he took to his first ever victory at the 37th Acropolis Rally in Greece and also the car that powered him to his first WRC drivers’ title.

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I have always been quite fond of this generation Celica, and this rally version really makes it a looker. The white and red paintjob really stands out. This model is again courtesy of the Rally Car Collection magazine, and because it is marketed to kids, there is an absence of Marlboro logos. But still, those logos were rather minimal on this car, so it is not missed much.

I’ll leave you with photos of this beauty. Have a great Sunday!

Till next time, ciao!

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The magazine cover. Note the ‘Marlboro’ logo on the door that is omitted from the model...