Used Car of the Day: 1982 Toyota Celica Supra LE

Tim Healey
by Tim Healey

Today we're going back in time with this 1982 Toyota Celica Supra LE.

This one has an automatic transmission and the LE trim is rare. It has a sunroof, leather interior, and electronic dash. There are a 157,000 miles on the clock and the seller says it's in good shape.

The engine is stock and appears to have been well-maintained, with a tune-up done recently and rebuilt brakes. The seller has owned the car since 1983 and has kept it in a garage.

This vehicle has not been wrecked and there is an aftermarket stereo. It sounds like perhaps any buyer might need to replace the tires soon.

There are some issues -- the A/C doesn't blow super cold, the sunroof sticks, the exhaust leaks, and the interior leather has some cracks.

The asking price for this Tennessee-based car is $8,500.

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[Images: Seller]

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Tim Healey
Tim Healey

Tim Healey grew up around the auto-parts business and has always had a love for cars — his parents joke his first word was “‘Vette”. Despite this, he wanted to pursue a career in sports writing but he ended up falling semi-accidentally into the automotive-journalism industry, first at Consumer Guide Automotive and later at He also worked as an industry analyst at Mintel Group and freelanced for, CarFax,, High Gear Media, Torque News,,, among others, and of course Vertical Scope sites such as,, and He’s an urbanite and as such, doesn’t need a daily driver, but if he had one, it would be compact, sporty, and have a manual transmission.

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  • Bob65688581 We bought zillions of German cars, despite knowing about WWII slave labor. Refusing to buy something for ideological reasons is foolish.Both the US and the EU have imposed tariffs, so the playing field is level. I'll buy the best price/quality, regardless of nationality.Another interesting question would be "Would you buy one of the many new European moderate-price EVs?" but of course they aren't sold here.Third interesting question: "Why won't Stellantis sell its best products in America?"
  • Freshblather No. Worried there will be malicious executable code built into the cars motherboard that could disable the Chinese cars in the event of hostilities between the west and China.
  • Bd2 Absolutely not - do not want to support a fascist, totalitarian regime.
  • SCE to AUX The original Capri was beautiful. The abomination from the 90s was no Capri, and neither is this.It looks good, but too similar to a Polestar. And what's with the whacked price?
  • Rover Sig Absolutely not. Ever.