LBGP Pro-Am Racer? 1994 Toyota Celica GT

The sixth generation Toyota Celica was produced from 1993 through 1999 and offered a reliable, compact, and sporty driving experience for the common man.  It wasn’t expensive like the Supra, but it offered a reasonable amount of power mated to a manual gearbox for a decent price.  Not much has changed, except today’s feature handles better than when it left the factory.  Find this 1994 Toyota Celica GT racecar offered here on eBay for $4,700 buy-it-now located in Costa Mesa, CA.

The first thing that comes to mind when you see a Toyota Celica GT advertised as “prepared by TRD” is the car might be an ex Toyota Grand Prix Celebrity Pro-Am racer.  A search of the internet confirms that the mid 90s Pro-Am Celicas used a very similar paint job…but this could be a tribute.  

The 2.2 liter 5S-FE inline-4 was rated at 135 horsepower/145 ft-lbs of torque in the showroom, but this one with an open exhaust, header, & intake, should be good for a few more

Is this an ex-Long Beach Grand Prix Pro-Am Celebrity racer or just another caged Celica?  Find another cheap racer?