3k: Ugly Burrito: 1984 Toyota Tercel Wagon

The S20 generation Toyota Tercel wagon is like an ugly duckling that wasn’t a swan when it grew up, but a turkey vulture.   No matter how you try and spin it, this is one car that fell out of the ugly tree and hit every branch on the way down.  But, this giant burrito shaped (and colored) wagon might just be ugly enough to be cool. Find this 1984 Toyota Tercel Wagon offered for $3,350 in Santa Barbara, CA via craigslist.

This Tercel is offered as a low mile (54k on the clock) original owner classic that the seller purchased from his “friend’s 92 year old mom.”  It is difficult to tell if this is a proxy sale from the current owner or a flip, but the asking price doesn’t look too inflated. 

On the inside you’ll see seating for 5 people, a huge cargo section, and a 5-speed manual gearbox (the 4X4 version got an extra granny gear for a total of 6!).  The transmission is mated to a 1.5 liter inline-4 that puts out 63 horsepower.

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