Miss­ing Star Wars Toy­ota Cel­ica GT

New Zealand Classic Car - - Feature -

We love a good yarn, and when it comes to some­thing as iconic as Star Wars, we had to take a quick look into it. As the story goes, back in 1977 — when a lit­tle film called Star Wars was re­leased — the com­pany pro­duc­ing it, 20th Cen­tury Fox, joined forces (see what we did there) with Toy­ota to cus­tom­ize and give away a ’77 Star Wars Toy­ota Cel­ica GT. The GT was a grand prize in a Star Wars Space Fan­tasy Sweep­stake, but oddly, there’s scarce in­for­ma­tion sur­round­ing the sweep­stake’s ori­gins, and the car has only been spot­ted once since it was al­legedly de­liv­ered to the win­ner. Con­spir­acy the­o­rists sug­gest that when the owner of Del­phi was con­victed of smug­gling hash oil, while one em­ployee was kid­napped and an­other, Steve Bo­van, was mur­dered, the Cel­ica got caught up in the mess and was ac­tu­ally never de­liv­ered to the win­ner … Read more about the still miss­ing Toy­ota by search­ing ‘Star Wars Toy­ota’ at the­mo­tor­hood.com.

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