In 1982 Toyota upped their sports car offering by redesigning their Celica and adding more beef to the inline-6 option known as the Celica Supra. Of course the one you want is known as the P-Type, which sounds like something only available to urologists, but actually mean Performance-Type as opposed to the more luxury oriented L-Type. Find this 1982 Toyota Celica Supra P-Type offered for $3,500 in Western Massachusets via craigslist. Tip from Jdah.
The P-Type had identical mechanical/powertrain/suspension as the L-Type, but it had fiberglass fender flares covering unique (possibly wider?) alloy wheels, sporty adjustable seats and a standard limited-slip-diff out back.
Under the hood the Celica Supra got a 5M-GE 2.8 liter inline-6 with 12-valves that put out 145 horsepower and 155 ft-lbs of torque — not exactly killing it in today’s horsepower crazy world, but decent for 1982 (consider that a 1982 Corvette made 200 horsepower from its 5.7 liter V8). With just a little bit of rust repair and fuel system sorting, you could be driving this thing around in style.
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