Friday, May 10, 2019

Classic 80s Box: 1983 Toyota Celica GTS

Hey, do you remember when Toyota built cool affordable rear-drive sports coupes? Yeah, and do you remember when they weren't obscenely overpriced due to the Fast & Furious crowd having jobs now? Yeah.  Not talking about a Supra. I'm talking about this 1983 Toyota Celica GTS offered for $3,800 in Seattle, WA via craigslist. Tip from FuelTruck.

From the seller:

1983 1983 Toyota Celica GTS 
cylinders: 4 cylinders 
drive: rwd 
fuel: gas 
odometer: 187000 
title status: clean 
transmission: manual 
1983 Toyota Celica GTS in good condition. Fresh rebuild on 22RE engine. I bought this a few weeks back as a sort of daily driver/project but I’ve got a few too many projects already. This is 90 percent there, as far as a daily. Photos are from the original ad when I bought it, but I’ve put less than 100 miles on it since then. Engine is solid. A bit of a rough idle when cold, but can be easily sorted. Body has some dings, but no rust. New tires. Electrical is all good. I’m going backwards at $3800, so I’m firm on price. I’m not going to answer a ton of questions over email. I will take no offers over email. Come check it out if you’re interested. Please include a phone number with any enquiries.

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  1. I remember when Toyota used to build affordable rear-drive sport coupes.

    As long ago as this year.

    It's called the Toyota 86.

  2. Man, did I love these Celica's, especially the notchback. Good looking car.

  3. Japanese Mustang.


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