Red 5-Speed: 1985 Toyota Celica GTS

The 3rd generation (internally called A60) Celica was the final rear-drive chassis to use Toyota’s Celica name.  The next generation used a transverse front-drive setup that has become a de facto standard for economy cars, but up through 1985 you could get a Celica from the factory with a longitudinal engine and right wheel drive…and that is better than a poke in the eye. Find this 1985 Toyota Celica GTS offered for $7,500 in Ft Myers, CO via craigslist. Tip from FuelTruck.

From the seller:

1985 toyota celica gt-s

VIN: JT2RA65C2F4059328

condition: excellent

cylinders: 4 cylinders

drive: rwd

fuel: gas

odometer: 56900

paint color: red

title status: clean

transmission: manual

type: coupe

Last Year of the Rear Wheel Drive Celicas (Gen 3)

Excellent as a collectible or really nice daily driver.

LEATHER ! Cruise Control, Cold AC

56,900 miles

GTS, 5 speed – 22RE engine


I’ve driven this car around town and on short road trips to Naples and Sarasota. I have another 85 GTS that I drive daily and can’t bring myself to add miles to this exceptional specimen of a Gen 3 coupe.

This car drives strong, runs great, would have no problem driving this car cross country (it is a toyota 🙂 )

The paint and leather are NOT original but the paint is good and color code correct and the leather is outstanding high quality.

All the equipment is original. The tape deck stopped working while I was using it. I have the original radio/eq/deck from my other 85 available.

No Rust except one spot at the trim mount screw, right rear qtr panel (see pic)

This is one of 4 celicas I had to move out of a warehouse and now under cover in my driveway. I drive the others regularly, This one is by far the cleanest, nicest one and deserves the right home. I had it listed for $10k +/- off and on last year. Priced to sell this time.

** Love the MR2 tail on the other 85 so much I bought one for this car, never put it on (not OEM for the car) but its available if you agree it looks like it belongs.

 See a better way to drive something red?