5k: Sale-ica: 1985 Toyota Celica GT Liftback, Low Miles

The 3rd generation A60 Toyota Celica was the final rear-drive chassis to use the Celica name.  It added rack-and-pinion steering for the first time and the nice ones are becoming classics instead of being crushed into recycled metal and shipped back to the far east.  This one, despite being slushbox equipped, caught our eye for its low miles, low price and clean condition.  Find this 1985 Toyota Celica for sale in Western MA for $5,700 via craigslist.

This Celica GT 2-door liftback is powered by a 2.4 liter inline 4-cylinder engine putting out 105 horsepower and 137 ft-lbs of torque.  Unfortunately this one is equipped with a 4-speed automatic, and even though it weights about 2500 lbs, it will be ox-cart slow.

The interior of this Celica looks well preserved for a 28 year old car, but well built cloth interiors will outlast the best cowhide if kept out of the sun and not driven around by Bowzer from Mario Kart.  Leave your spiked turtle shells at home and the interior will last for decades. 

See a better clean 2-door Japanese classic for cheap? email us here: tips@dailyturismo.com