1978 Toyota Celica GT Liftback 5-Speed Coupe RWD No Rust

Price: - Item location: Thiensville, Wisconsin, United States
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Toyota
  • Model: Celica
  • Type: Hatchback
  • Trim: Celica GT Liftback
  • Year: 1978
  • Mileage: 90,000
  • VIN: RA42540320
  • Color: Blue
  • Engine size: Toyota 20R 2.2 Liter
  • Number of cylinders: 4
  • Power options: PS, PB, Air Conditioning, Cruise Control
  • Transmission: Manual 5-Speed
  • Drive type: RWD
  • Interior color: Gray
  • Drive side: Left-hand drive
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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1978 Toyota Celica Celica GT Liftback

1978 Toyota Celica GT Liftback 5-Speed With 90K+ Original Miles. This was the top of the line Celica for 1978. Standard features include Toyota's very reliable 20R 2.2 liter 4-cylinder SOHC motor with RWD, power steering, power brakes, cruise, AC, 5-speed transmission,remote hatch and gas filler release, and full size spare. Alloy wheels including spare are from early 80s Toyota Supra, BF Goodrich tires are recent with low mileage. Long time California car with very clean body and undercarriage, almost no rust. Car was restored/repainted at some point and top and hood are faded from sun exposure. Interior is cleanwith only light wear.
The Good
Mostly ding-free, straight body and undercarriage
Glass is mostly excellent except for very small chip in windshield
Very nice interior, seats may have been reupholstered
5-speed shifts well up and down
Engine runs strong and does not smoke, car can be driven anywhere
Recent oil change
No engine or transmission leaks
The Bad
Top of dash is shot due to sun exposure, currently has fabric cover
Engine has rough idle most likely due to improperly installed vacuum hoses, could use professional tuning
AC works but needs recharge
Clutch is functional but may need adjustment, works betterif caris drivenregularly
Tach and dome light not working, horn works sometimes
Oil sensor currently unconnected, just needs replacement wire
Backs of rear seats need to be replaced, no radio, a few other small things
This car would be a great daily driver or a candidate for full restoration, very hard to find with body/glass/interior in this condition with relatively low miles. Located 20 minutes north of downtown Milwaukee off I-43, less than two hours from Chicago. Additional photos provided upon request.Car is available for viewing upon appointment. Will help arrange shipping, to be paid by buyer. No reserve. Seller retains the right to end auction early as car is currently advertised locally.