Great Job, Internet!: Star Wars gave away a customized Toyota Celica in 1977, and it’s since gone missing

You might think that any piece of merchandise even vaguely connected with 1977’s Star Wars: Episode IV—A New Hope had long since been discovered, laminated, sealed in Mylar, auctioned off at an exorbitant price, and sold to some covetous, obsessive collector. You would be wrong. As an intriguing MetaFilter post by a user named Etrigan points out, there is still one major piece of Star Wars history still missing in action: a customized 1977 Toyota Celica given away to one lucky fan as part of a contest held by 20th Century Fox. The car, if it is indeed still in good condition, would actually make a sweet addition to any wealthy superfan’s collection. The Celica was a cooler-looking, sportier vehicle than its name might suggest, and this particular vehicle was given a special silver-and-black paint job by the long-defunct Delphi Auto Design of Costa Mesa, California, complete …

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