Final RWD Model: 1985 Toyota Celica GT-S Convertible

From its inception, the Toyota Celica was a rear-wheel-drive sports car, but this changed following the 1985 model year – at that point, the Celica was completely redesigned, mostly utilizing a front-wheel-drive layout, though the homologation special All-Trac all-wheel-drive model was an exception. This 1985 Toyota Celica GT-S Convertible that’s available here on eBay is a survivor-quality example of the third-generation A60 model.

This Celica is available in Glen Mills, Pennsylvania with a clean title. The seller has owned the vehicle since 2006 and they state that “it kills me to get rid of it,” also adding that the convertible was garage kept its entire life.

It’s worth mentioning that Toyota and American Sunroof Corporation collaborated to create these convertible Celicas, which were only available in the GT-S trim. There were approximately 4,248 manufactured for the 1985 model year. The exterior of the vehicle has no rust or rot, and also still has its original paint. The seller also discloses some blemishes on the corners of the quarter panel and a small scratch on the lower right front fender, but these aren’t obvious in pictures.

With the top down, you’ll see an all-original and very clean interior. There are no noticeable issues, but the seller does note that the air conditioning system will need attention before it can operate again.

Under the hood, you’ll find Toyota’s dependable 22R-E engine, which is a fuel-injected 2.4-liter 4-cylinder mill. The engine pairs to a 5-speed manual transmission to drive the rear wheels, and the driveline has 95,372 miles on it.

Bidding is currently at $6,800 with the reserve not met, and the seller claims that this classic Toyota “turns more heads than a 2020 Supra at a fraction of the price.” Would you purchase this convertible Celica for some late summer and fall cruises?

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Comments

  1. Moncton(was Winnipeg)carnut Member

    Love these, and that generation of Supras.

    Like 4
  2. Steve Bush Member

    Toyota and ASC did a nice job on these. They are among the few aftermarket convertibles that looked good with the top both up and down due to having quarter windows and a decent size back window. Many others had neither of these and also ultilized an ugly plastic roll hoop.

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  3. Claudio

    Being canadian ; it makes no financial sense fir me to buy it because it would cost me double by the time it gets to my door but i have been on the lookout locally to find a decent example at the price i am willing to pay and i cant find any …got a hell of a deal on a z3 , also on a boxster and sunfire gt but these celicas are ultra rare , maybe, i will get lucky this year !

    Like 2
  4. Dave W

    It does kill me to get rid of it. I’ve had it longer than anything!

    Like 2
  5. chrlsful

    huh! I C an ’80s fox stang in these here pic.
    Gimmie that instead, like a 2.3L w/a C4.

    (in ’13 it hada 660HP motor, no more fox, same @ the SN-95, no?)

  6. Miguel

    I am shocked to see a stick shift in this car.

    Most of these were women’s cars and had the automatic.

    Like 1
  7. DayDreamBeliever Member

    Someone wanted it bad…. $17,800 winner.

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