1977 Toyota Celica GT, survivor, Star Wars Celica candidate? Fly in, drive away
Price: - Item location: Redmond, Oregon, United States
- Condition: Used
- Make: Toyota
- Model: Celica
- SubModel: GT
- Trim: GT Hatchback 2-Door
- Year: 1977
- Mileage: 89,004
- Color: Yellow
- Engine size: 2.2L 2189CC l4 GAS SOHC Naturally Aspirated
- Transmission: Manual
- Drive type: RWD
- Vehicle Title: Clear Want to buy? Contact seller!
1977 Toyota Celica GT1977 Toyota Celica GT. Been in the family since the late 80's. Great, reliable, decent fuel economy, almost completely original. This could be a candidate to make a clone of the legendary 1977 Star Wars Celica (google it, if you have never heard about it).
About the car; almost new tires (maybe a couple thousand miles on them), and new clutch/pressure plate at that time, as well (it's rarely driven, this was a few years ago). I think rear shocks were also done around that time - front struts were done a few years before that, and they seem good. Hit the starter, and it starts up immediately. Brakes are good, it's a complete runner/driver. Fly in, and drive it home. Last major trip we did, we took it on a road trip to Reno (about 860 miles round-trip), no troubles, no issues. Even took it to Virginia City. Lots of looks and compliments everywhere we went - seems like everyone used to have a Celica "back in the day". While it was our intention to save it for our daughter, it's not something she wants to drive (she got her permit last year). So we're looking to sell it.
It is over 30 years old, and as such, it's definitely going to need some fixing-up, tinkering, and restoration. There are some rust spots/areas (seems like all of these Celicas had rust issues), most notable is around the hatchback lid and weatherstripping area. A couple other spots, as seen on the lower drivers door. Absolutely needs interior work, but it's a runner-driver. Speedo, lights, gauges, etc., all work. Old (non-factory) radio also works. I don't think the horn works, though. Odometer doesn't show hundred thousands, but we'd guess mileage has rolled (so assume it has 189,004 miles). Oh, it also has load assist coils; these are a smaller set of coils inside the rear coils, so the back end won't bottom out if you load up the back end with luggage (or groceries).
No warranty (obviously), expressed or implied. Clean and clear title. Airport is only about 7 minutes away (RDM), happy to pick you up, and will work with a shipping company of your choice. Questions? Please don't wait until the last minute. Funds must clear before release of title and vehicle. Thanks!
On May-02-16 at 20:11:10 PDT, seller added the following information:
5-02-16; Went and started it up, and the horn did work (had mentioned in the description that I didn't think it worked). Car will also come with a couple of spare tires and a set of tire chains that we had lying around for it (if desired).