Thursday, March 6, 2014

5k: Good Company: 1985 Toyota Celica Supra Mk II

Ebay is full of well done advertisements with copious hi-resolution photos, detailed specifications and history...but those nice ads come from dealers who slather their cars with a spatula covered in armor-all and want to be paid for their time.  What if you could buy a cool classic from some random dude who has a DT dream garage filled with 5.0 Mustangs, XJ6s, Buick Grand Nationals...and he isn't trying to fund an invasion of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea with his used car profits.  That'd be this guy...selling this 1985.5 Toyota Celica Supra currently bidding for $4,950 reserve-not-met with 3 days to go.

The Mk II Supra was available in two versions, the L-type and the P-type, being Luxury and Performance respectively.  This one is a P-type based on the presence of the factory fender flairs which means it is equipped with a limited slip diff out back, power adjustable seats and a few other doodad's & widgets but nothing particularly performance oriented. 

This Supra is powered by the 5M-GE, a 2.8 liter dual-overhead-cam (but strangely only 12 valve) inline-6 that puts out 161 horsepower and 169 ft-lbs of torque.  The photos are pretty bad, but the location is interesting and the cars surrounding this one are righteous. The seller has a 1986 Jaguar XJ6 that is described as a trophy winning show car, but it is also photographed through a vaseline covered camera.

See a better 5-speed 80s Japanese classic for less?


  1. This one on BAT looks like a better deal -

    1. Well I'll be a monkey's uncle...that one does look like a deal - 1/2 the miles. Front tow bar and rear hitch makes you wonder what kind of figure-8 train racing series it was used in...but at least the pics are clearer.

    2. Yeah, the towing is at least a question mark. Probably tell if there's a problem within about a tenth of a mile. Worth a look if in Oregon, no? Oregano? Get it? Always wanted to do that. Pretty sure that's where the name of the state comes from. I'll take "State Name Origins" for $6000, Andy. Now, off to look for an *even better* Supra, stat!

  2. Why yes, I do see an '80s Japanese classic for less. Looks pretty solid, although I laughed at "All convertibles leak in the rain." Kind of like the compensatory "It's okay dear, I'm sure lots of guys have that problem."

  3. how about this one? 87 turbo 5-speed, 90k miles, $5500 - weird the paint is scraped off the tops of the bumpers - what the heck is that about? the rest of it looks really clean


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