I said from the beginning that I bought the Celica because of the 3SGE engine. I have wanted to swap the Camry since I first found this Japanese Vista Brochure online.
You will notice in the second image that the engine on the top of the page looks very familiar.
As for the Celica itself. I have owned a few ST162’s in the past and I have wanted another one for quite a while now. I always knew it would end up with a GTE variant in it, and it of course would need to be manual. Donating it’s power train to the Camry really isn’t a step backwards for this, but I may still look for a cleaner example to start with. Only time will tell what happens there. The Camry is next to go under the knife.