1983 Toyota Tercel SR5 4WD

Price: - Item location: Evansville, Indiana, United States
  • Make: Toyota
  • Model: Tercel
  • Type: Wagon
  • Year: 1983
  • Mileage: 134,700
  • VIN: JT2AL35W0D0054357
  • Number of cylinders: 4
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Drive type: 4WD
  • Options: 4-Wheel Drive
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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Description:

1983 Toyota Tercel

You are looking a a rare find in the midwest - a solid rust-free 1983 Toyota Tercel sr5 4WD. This car came to the midwest from California last fall and has been kept inside and out of the weather since. I bought this with the intention of working on it with my 15 year old son and then letting him have it for his first car. After I bought it and had it shipped to me from California the person I bought it from sent papers that were not accepted by the state of Indiana to apply for a title and it took 5 months for the seller to send me a good CA title. I now have a CLEAN AND CLEAR TITLE for the car but bought my son another car while waiting to get it, so now you have the opportunity to own this rust free cult classic!
This car is in really good condition considering it is almost 35 years old and most of them rusted apart by the late 90's. While the body is rust free the paint is pretty thin and faded on the top of the car and decent on the sides. I think it looks good like it is - some call it patina but some may not like it... The previous owner repainted the black around the door windows and the license plate area. The headlights and tail lights work as well as the left turn signals but I noticed while driving it to take pictures that the right turns don't work - could be a bulb I didn't look into it. Mechanically it starts right up and drives well. The carb could probably stand a rebuild because it will occasionally have a fast idle or die while idling. The interior is pretty nice. The seats and carpet are in good shape. The door panels show some wear on the top edges by the windows. The rear package tray is sagging and the spare tire cover is missing in the cargo area.
My son and I added the Hella Lights and 14" M&S tires for a more aggressive off-road look.
Please look over the pictures and ask any questions prior to bidding or buying. There will be no driveway haggling! While this car is is good condition for its age, it is not perfect and does have it flaws - just think about how you changed from your early years to you mid 30's. Please look over the pictures and ask any questions prior to bidding or buying. I am happy to take additional pictures if you would like to see a different angle, closeup, or something I didn't get in the pictures. There will be no driveway haggling!
Bidders with less than 5 feedback rating will need to contact me prior to bidding. A non-refundable $200 deposit is due within 24 hours of the end of the auction. Payment in full to be made within 7 days and vehicle to be picked up within 14 days. I am happy to work with your shipper to pickup if you are having it shipped.