Used Car of the Day: 1986 Toyota Mk2 Celica Supra

Tim Healey
by Tim Healey

We're sticking around Chicagoland for the second day in a row. Today I bring you a 1986 Toyota Mk2 Celica Supra.

There's good and bad with this car. The good includes an engine that was installed in 2010 and still has low miles, Eibach sport springs, and a sunroof. The car apparently drives well, even after over 165K miles.

The bad includes missing seats and corrosion on both the body and wheels. A lot of corrosion.

So perhaps this could be a parts car for you. Or maybe you restore the body and have a fun Celica Supra on your hands. Or maybe you scroll on by without leaving a screaming, all-caps comment because you still don't understand that we're just here to showcase cool cars, even if they aren't in good condition. Your choice.

Click here if you want to know more. The ask is $10,000.

[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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  • Tassos Tassos on Nov 04, 2023

    Tim admits that this POS is a PARTS CAR. A parts Toyota from the 80s for $10,000 US Dollars????

    Even if those are worthless, 2023 devalued, Idiot Joe Biden Dollars?

    First of all Tim, if Any of us bothered to buy a PARTS CAR, there is an HONESTLY LABELED SERIES HERE AT TTAC, "jUNKYARD FIND OF THE DAY" by the very thorough Murilee. WHY CAN"T YOU BE AS PROFESSIONAL AS MURILEE and, if you insist having a PROPER "USED CAR" column. TRY FINDING ACTUAL USED CARS one can seriously Buy and USE every day, NOT FOR PARTS, but to GET TO THEIR DAMNED JOBS, Tim. You know what a JOB is? I doubt it.

  • Dukeisduke Dukeisduke on Nov 06, 2023

    This is a parts car. The seller even admits it's a parts car:

    "NVR DNF is available immediately, probably best used to provide parts for one or more restorations. If you want to drive it away, it should drive great, but you'll need to bring a driver's seat. Or it can be towed."

    The price is a joke - take off a zero, and it might sell for parts.