1981 Toyota White/blue Celica Sunchaser Targa Convertible SUPER Clean Survivor

Price: US $14,500.00 Item location: Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
  • Make: Toyota
  • Model: Celica
  • SubModel: SUNCHASER
  • Type: Targa Convertible
  • Trim: ST
  • Year: 1981
  • Mileage: 90004
  • VIN: JT2RA43C3B0045706
  • Color: White
  • Engine size: 22R
  • Number of cylinders: 4
  • Power options: Air Conditioning
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Drive type: RWD
  • Interior color: Blue
  • Drive side: Left-hand drive
  • Options: Convertible
  • Vehicle Title: Clean
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1981 Toyota Celica ST

I am not a full time ebay business,
I buy, sell and trade to make my hobby easier to afford.
So please read my disclaimers below before bidding!
Up for sale is rare 1981 Celica Sunchaser ST.
LESS than 70 Sunchasers still known to exist!
Odometer is showing 90k miles. (had 75K in 2009)
(I have copies of ads to back up the mileage)
and based on its excellent condition, I believe it!
This Sunchaser is a highly optioned ST model with Factory AC that works fine,
I personally added a passenger side rear view mirror for added safety.
And added a blue GT steering wheel.
The stock 22R is clean, complete and runs silky smooth and quiet
while the automatic overdrive transmission shifts smoothly into all 4 gears.
Cruises all day at 75mph!!!
This is an extremely highly optioned ST for its day!
Just the Sunchaser option was over $3000!!!
And a base ST being around $6500,
then add GT alloy wheels, passenger rearview mirror, and a/c !! ...
This was well on the way to being a $11K Celica back in 1981!
Thats 1981 Corvette price territory!
ALL that and 35 mpg according to their own advertising for the automatic...
This truely should be in a Museum or Toyota Dealership!
The body has been professionally detailed and
almost all dings & dents have be professionally removed
(Dent wizard, $500+) from the ORIGINAL PAINT,
along with the addition of black pinstripes
A newer rear vinyl convertible top was installed.
I have replaced the side marker lights and front fog lens with NOS ones.
An Extra MINTY nose emblem has been placed on the hood.
(Just TRY to FIND one! lol)
I also installed NOS (Toyota) weatherstripping in the trunk,
as well as replaced the weatherstripping on the Targa!
The original electric blue vinyl interior shows great for its age
(not restored) needs nothing, interior is almost new looking but 98% original.
Dash is uncracked & undamaged!
I had Sunvisors recovered and resized so they fold up properly!
The aftermarket radio works most times...see below
HOWEVER, I am including an uncut original woodgrain dash
AND factory AM/FM radio with the sale of this car,
That way, if you want to return it back to 100% factory,
you will already have them! Just remove and reinstall...
All gauges are working as they should,
charging gauge and fuel gauge reads accurately
and low fuel warning light comes on at around 1/8 of a tank.
Tach and speedo work great and all electrical works perfectly!
I have not seen a BETTER Sunchaser anywhere.
Very solid car for its age.
I do not know anything that this needs!
Like new tires (under 1000 miles), .
Original trunk mat and boards made to cover the tools.
Front lower valance is really crisp as well,
not chewed up like most from parking to close to the curbs!
So with all the expensive stuff having been done,
I have found NO rust but I am sure I may have missed some somewhere,
My pictures show just how solid the floors and trunk are!
This Sunchaser should provide years of trouble free enjoyment to its next owner.
I am considered the Sunchaser "guru" by most of people that are fans of these,
as I restore these, as a hobby. SO I am also happy to help with sourcing
parts for anyone who needs them.
I normally do not resell these, tend to keep for years..
as I restore/refresh to the best of MY standards and abilities,
as I always intend to have the best for my collection,
Sadly I am at the age that I have to downsize my collection...I have owned this one since 2011 and personally
KNOW the 2nd & 3rd owners!
I am the 4th...
This car gets lots of attention wherever you go.
And will almost surely be the only one at your local car shows!
I always get asked questions and comments, almost every time I take it out!
I run the Sunchaser registry on facebook
so no one knows exactly how many of these cars are left,
but I have only registered 70 of these in last 6 or more years,
and that is worldwide!
This is surely to be one of the Hottest JapTin collectibles in the future!
So I'd wager not many are left from the 2500 Griffith company modified.
This IS the BEST Sunchaser that I have seen, period, restored or unrestored.
PLEASE note this is almost a 40 year old vehicle,
NO 40 year old car is perfect!!
Plus this is a convertible. And ALL convertibles leak.
IF you like this rare Japanese classic convertible, dont be scared to make an offer!
All offers will be consider, but a good, fair and honest offer will have the best chance!
No harm in asking right?!?
So No warranty, Sold as is, where is, if you need more pictures,
please ask and I will be happy to provide!
Lots of care and detail has gone into making this
one of the best original Sunchasers in the USA!
This is nicer than the one that sold on Barrett-Jackson
earlier this year for over $14K (after fees)
Shipping is EXTRA and to be paid for by the buyer
I am happy to assist with meeting the carrier nearby to load the vehicle.
Or come pick it up and drive it home! No known issues!
$500 deposit by paypal within 24 hours of purchase
with the balance in a certified back check or
POSTAL money order within 7 days.
Please be courteous and try/plan to make final payment
within 7 days of auction's end
PLEASE NOTE: because of non-paying bidders,
I will make a "2nd Chance Offer" within 36 hours,
If payment has not been received within 24 hours, or I have not been contacted.
Sorry, but delaying payment is not fair to me, or the other bidders.
Thank You for your quick payment! Good luck bidding! PLEASE NOTE: My Items' "condition" is a general "as I see it" description.
Sometimes my pictures can make items look better OR worse than in person.
Colors can be brighter or duller, and for glass and chrome items, DUST can look like scratches.
Also one persons "fair" condition might be "great" to someone else, hence the reason for good pics
if you need better pics or more detailed description of an item, please contact me before you bid!
I have always tried to give a good honest description of every item I sell
which is supported by my 100% positives since I have been with ebay!
Again, please ask questions if there are ANY concerns at all
Thanks again for reading and bidding on my items!
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Please make sure its the correct and current address for you to receive your item(s)
"Lost" or "missing" or "never arrived" because of an incorrect address will NOT warrant a refund!
If the package gets delivered (USPS tracked & verified), I will have fulfilled my part.
PLEASE note shipping "costs" are a separate COST from your bid.
Shipping costs are NEVER refundable, because I do not get refunded from USPS or FEDEX.
Return shipping is paid for by you, the buyer, unless I grossly misrepresent my description
Then I will happily refund your shipping costs, but returns because of "changed mind"
does not count as my misrepresentation of an item.
The shipping price is non-negotiable at auctions end, and includes shipping, careful packing, etc.
As with all auctions, please take this cost into consideration BEFORE you place your bid.
A 20% restocking fee will be applied to any refunds,
that are not caused by my misrepresenting an item or auction errors...
so if my description and pictures do not show or describe enough
PLEASE ASK, I will take more pics or describe in more detail
I strive to be as honest as possible, and to keep my buyers happy. I am looking to buy a 1980 or 1981 Toyota Supra Legato (has a targa top)
only interested in the LEGATO (it will have emblems with that name)
Please contact me with pictures and price if you have one to sell. RETURN POLICY
I DO accept returns, but only if I have grossly misrepresented my item up for auction.
So please ask questions, especially if the pictures leave anything out.
I try my best to be accurate with my descriptions, but peoples opinions do vary with tastes
My "mint" condition grading might be someone elses "new" or "used"
so if you do not ask, and you like the picture, I believe I am "covered" for an accurate description.
Sadly I cannot refund shipping costs to you or back to me. As these are not refundable for ME either.
Returns are accepted if I am notified within 48 hours of YOUR receipt, that there is a problem.
It then must be returned to me within 5 days of my agreement of a return.
I am then HAPPY to refund the FULL winning auction amount, once it arrives safely. (minus restocking fee)
I have no control over damages during shipping.
Please notify the shipper of any issues.
Electronics are listed as their current condition in the auction.
Damage may happen during shipping but I will package for safe arrival.
No returns on electronic games or equipment, sorry.