DT's logo guru and resident craigslistologist Kaibeezy has frequently made that assertion that the SF Bay area craigslist is the best place to get a used car (classic or otherwise). I had originally written this nonsense off as some kind of localist tendencies (mine is better than yours) but when the Beez moved from his SF Bay area home (think one part Yoda's camp on Degobah and one part Mother Goose little old lady in the shoe house) I started searching the SF Bay craigslist for the goods myself...and by golly...it delivers. Like this 1991 Toyota Cressida with 1UZ V8 and 5-speed manual offered for $8,000 in SF Bay Area, CA via craigslist. Tip from Kaibeezy.
This isn't some kind of rare machine offered for pennies on the dollar, but the Cressida was the last Toyota badged car to leave the factory with rear-wheel-drive (before the FR-S was released a few years ago). A stock Cressida isn't much in the performance department and they were all sold new for a 4-speed automatic...but this isn't your average Cressida.
Under the hood is a Toyota 1UZ-FE, a 4.0 liter 32-valve quad-cam V8 that was available new in the Lexus LS400 and Toyota Crown/Soarer/Aristo (JDM only). Stock power is 260 horsepower and 260 ft-lbs of torque -- which will be glorious when mated to a 5-speed manual and the skinny rear wheels of this Cressida. Hope it has some kind of limited slip out back and enjoy the smokey burnouts.
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