Used Car of the Day: 1985 Toyota Celica Supra

Tim Healey
by Tim Healey

used car of the day 1985 toyota celica supra

It's another 1985 Toyota Celica Supra -- I guess I am drawn to these cars. Maybe because I grew up in the '80s and '90s myself.

This one appears to need some work, or at least some cosmetic work, based on the pics, but the seller claims it drives well, despite having over 196K miles.

The car spent 2001-2018 in storage, the seller picked it up in 2019 and has driven it since.

The transmission is an automatic, and the seller says everything works and the fluids and oil have been changed recently.

We'd love to know more about the car -- and thus give you more to chew on -- but we work with what we've got.

As always, you can click through to see more about the car, whether you're an interested buyer or just a curious observer (and again, this feature is really for the latter more so than the former).

If you have the time to clean up some of the cosmetic stuff I can see in the pics, you could have a nice piece of the '80s on your hands.

[Images: Seller]

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  • Art Vandelay Art Vandelay on Jul 05, 2023

    2000GT > Mk2 > Mk3 > Mk4 > Mk1 > Mk5

  • Randy in rocklin Randy in rocklin on Jul 05, 2023

    Luckily my 87 I bot brand new in winter 1986, just had regular shocks. I have over 200k miles and still going strong. I had the original light bulbs still working after 20 years. But yes, if you can't find a key replacement to keep your vehicle operational, you're SOL. 😉

  • Tassos Your title says FORD to offer blah blah, but on the photo there is a DAMNED KIA instead What gives?
  • Dukeisduke There were aftermarket ac/c systems for these - they used a plastic duct with vents that sat atop the transmission tunnel.
  • GrumpyOldMan I had a '73 for around 18 years. It had a foot operated windshield washer pump, four grease fittings (one on each each door hinge), and coil spring rear/transverse leaf front suspension. No trunk, but a good size luggage area behind the seats. Almost made it to 200K miles, but the tin worm got it.
  • Dukeisduke As far as I'm concerned, the jury's still out on the new Tacoma. I've read about too many new Tundras with mechanical problems like failed wastegates. I'm not confident these won't have similar teething problems. Toyota should just stay away from turbos.
  • TheDrake I owned a ‘69 GT back in the mid seventies and it was a great little car. The 1.9 liter engine in a rwd car that weighed around 2,000 lbs made for a fun ride. Maybe the best handling car I ever drove, felt like it was on rails.