The fifth generation Toyota Celia was released for the 1990 model year with all new “Super Round” organic styling and further refinement on the rock solid build quality that was beginning to be synonymous with the word Toyota. Today’s example isn’t the super rare GT-Four version with a turbocharged engine and all-wheel-drive, but it does […]
This next car comes as a seller submission from AndrewM who put together a decent listing and is asking a reasonable price for a modern classic. I’m not sure what shade of brown this car came from the factory, but with some age it looks like a vintage leather belt. I believe that the coupe […]
This next car comes as a tip from Matt C who writes: The bad: Needs new paint, and who knows what the primer’s hiding. Can’t tell how bad the interior is from these pictures. The good: Manual transmission – for once, it’s an old Japanese car that’s not an automatic. Runs and drives, and with […]
The 2nd generation Toyota Celica released in 1985 on an all new transverse front-wheel-drive platform (previous generations dating back to 1970 were rear-wheel-drive). The new Celica was more refined than the previous version and a new 2.0 liter engine promised more performance. Of course the ASC convertible version was still available for the US market […]
The Toyota Celica was one of the better styled mass-market cars to come from Japan during the 1990s and that’s a fact that I’ll defend, but what I can’t defend is the choice of wheels on this car. They need to go, but you could find some stock wheels or any number of era appropriate […]
a tip from Art C who writes: What could go wrong buying a Toyota from New Hampshire?? Let’s see where they rust (or what plastic parts they rust under) with this not too shabby sub 3k example! Shoot, if I were in the market I’d drive up. I’ll BE in the market when someone buys my G35 sedan 6M. Hey, send in your listing for the G35 to DT and buy this Celica. Find this 2001 Toyota Celica GT-S offered for $2999 in Intervale, NH via craigslist.
The highlight of the annual Toyota Grand Prix in Long Beach was an annual Pro/Celebrity race in Toyota street cars that was first run in 1977. The race has always had lots of carnage and is typically more fun to watch than the Indy/IRL/ChampCar parade of high-powered wing-equipped spec-chassis ‘race-cars’ held later in the day. […]
It has been 15 years since Toyota sold anything with the Celica name on the back, which probably means it is time for a retro styled reboot. But I don’t want a retro styled electric self-driving Celica anymore than I want fake meat that tastes/looks/chews/grills like meat. If I want a Toyota with 4 square headlights, then I’ll get a this one. Find this 1981 Toyota Celica GT Liftback offered for $6,500 in Albuquerque, NM via craigslist.
Cars that are born to be driven hard around race tracks or tricky mountain roads (lookin’ at you Nurburgring) need to have certain assets like power, handling, and torsional rigidity. But if you chop the top off that same car, you’ve now got something that is more for cruising and now the vehicular aesthetics are more important than the ratio spacing of the gearbox. Because when you’ve got a soft top, you need cool looking wheels…and this next car delivers in spades. Find this 1983 Toyota Celica ST convertible offered for $8900 in Atlanta, GA via craigslist.
The 2nd generation Celica was great little rear-drive coupe from the makers of our favorite appliances, Toyota. It was built in Japan from 1978 to 1981 as a 2 door coupe or 3 door liftback, but it was not available from the factory as a convertible version. US dealers complained enough that Toyota outsourced the hacking of the roof off to the Griffith Company which installed a targa-style top with folding rear convertible back to roughly 2000 examples to make the Sunchaser. Find this 1980 Toyota Celica GT Sunchaser offered for $6,850 in Vancouver, WA via craigslist. Tip from Rock On!