Low Mile Creampuff: 1979 Toyota Celica Supra

In the late 1970s Toyota decided they needed a car to compete with Nissan’s popular inline-6 powered Z-car, so they took the 4-cylinder powered Celica, added 5 inches of length to the front end (to accommodate 2 additional cylinders) and called the new car a Celica Supra.  The war of the Japanese sports coupes was on.  Find this 1979 Toyota Celica Supra here on eBay bidding for $1,650 with 2 days to go, located in Cleveland, OH.

This Celica Supra is offered in a lovely shade of aging rubber band beige — a fabulous color for butcher paper, Band-Aids, or dirt…but not a flattering color on a motor vehicle.  However, if you are into classic 1st gen Supras, this isn’t a bad example for the current price.

Powering this thing is the 2.6 liter 4M-E, a 12-Valve SOHC inline-6 that produced 110 horsepower and 136 ft-lbs of torque — not exactly a recipe for the next Fast-n-Furious movie, but it should provide some smiles with the included 5-speed manual gearbox.

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