1983 Toyota Celica Supra Automatic with 88K miles â€“ Super Nice!
- Condition: Used
- Make: Toyota
- Model: Supra
- SubModel: Celica Supra
- Type: Hatchback
- Trim: supra
- Year: 1983
- Mileage: 88400
- VIN: JT2MA67L1D0051247
- Engine size: 2.8
- Number of cylinders: 6
- Power options: Air Conditioning, Cruise Control, Power Locks, Power Windows
- Fuel: Gasoline
- Transmission: Automatic
- Drive type: RWD
- Drive side: Left-hand drive
- Options: Cassette Player, Sunroof
- Vehicle Title: Clean Want to buy? Contact seller!
1983 Toyota Supra supraI have a nice 1983 Toyota Celica Supra MKII hatchback with an automatic transmission and 88,400 original miles in very good and original condition. Iâ€™m planning to fully restore the car and sell it for top dollar, but have a few too many projects currently and will sell as-is to give someone else the pleasure of enjoying it as-is or tidying it up yourself before I'm able to get to it. I bought the car recently in Georgia and am unsure of its prior history, but itâ€™s in great shape, with a few issues in need of attention to make it show-quality as listed below and shown in the pictures.
Toyotaâ€™s legendary inline-6 cylinder, this particular year has the fuel-injected 2.8L 5MGE with the A43DE 4-speed automatic transmission. The car runs and shifts great, as it should with such low miles. The engine takes a bit longer than it should prior to starting sometimes (typically when warm), so it may need attention to the fuel system (filter, cold-start injector, or similar), but it always starts and once itâ€™s running, it runs great with no obvious sounds or running/shifting issues. It also might just need to be driven a bit more. I plan to give it a basic tune-up and chase-down the delayed start issues if it doesnâ€™t sell now, but itâ€™s perfectly drive-able as-is.
The body is very straight and in great overall condition. It looks great from 20-feet away and probably even close-up to most folks, but it has been painted with what I consider to be sub-standard prep-work. Thereâ€™s a good bit of orange-peel, dust nibs, and chips that were not filled-in prior to painting. The paint is nice and glossy and looks good in a parking lot (I get lots of thumbs-up when driving it around town), but in my opinion, the car deserves a higher-end paint job. If you paint cars yourself or have a friend in the business, this is a perfect opportunity to add value and make your own profit (or keep it forever). The color is also a bit off (should be a bit more of a terra-cotta color than red), but nothing that couldnâ€™t be easily sorted-out with a high-quality paint job. Some of the trim molding is a bit weathered as well and could use replacing as part of the paint job. Some folks will be happy with the paint the way it is . . . Iâ€™m just picky, especially about Supras. This is the main reason I think it might be better so sell as-is (since some folks will enjoy it as-is).
The exhaust has been replaced with a magnaflow high-flow stainless system, which is a bit louder than stock, so performance enthusiasts will like it and traditionalists who prefer all-original may opt to replace it with something closer to original, but itâ€™s in fine shape and can be left as-is if preferred.
The tires are in great shape, as are the original wheels/rims.
The interior is in very good shape with only a few issues in need of attention. The front seats are sun-faded a bit on the sides (sun from the side window), but not in bad shape. The driverâ€™s seat has a few loose stitches near the left bolster edge that a good upholstery shop could attend to with no material required. The fading could be ignored (it really looks sort of cool) or could be attended-to with some dye-work (not my specialty, but I planned to shop for someone who could do the work). The driver seat rear panel, which wraps around to the left side) has chrome trim-edging that could to be replaced (easy job). The right rear interior panel has some minor imperfections at the top from sun-damage (could use a bit of vinyl work or a replacement panel from a donor car). The console that houses the stereo is cracked at the base and will require either plastic-welding or a replacement panel from a donor vehicle. The center console arm-rest is in need of reupholstering or replacing as well. The stereo isnâ€™t currently working and I havenâ€™t investigated why, but itâ€™s probably something relatively simple (a fuse, or hook-up wiring â€“ maybe someone replaced the stereo and then put the original back in and damaged the console?). Overall, the interior is in impressive original condition and needs very little.
Value: NADA shows thevalue at $9150 (average) and $14,450 (high).Note that these values do not take the extremely low original miles into consideration. I consider this car to be in much better than average condition and with much lower than average miles,so I think the buy it now price is quite fair.There is a strong resurgence in demand for 80â€™s Japanese cars currently and the Supra is a performance icon. This is a rear-wheel drive car that can be enjoyed as-is or upgraded with a more powerful drivetrain and enjoyed as a â€œresto-mod,â€a drag-racer, or a drift-monster, in which case the current paint might be perfect J. The value of this car will continue to climb,so you can enjoy it as-is and restore it later with no fear of losing value.
Trade or trades considered, but cash preferred. If suggesting a trade, please clarify whether suggesting a straight/even trade or a trade plus cash. I like all sorts of things of value, but mostly prefer things that go (cars, trucks, boats (motorboats and sailboats), personal watercraft (jet skiâ€™s), rvâ€™s, travel trailers, campers, planes, motorcycles (Harleys and foreign), atvâ€™s, tractors, skid-steers, etc. etc.).
I do have this car listed on a few local sites and reserve the right to cancel this ad if it sells.
I have purchased and sold vehicles long-distance and on ebay, so I understand related trepidations and am happy to take questions via ebay, phone, or in-person.