No Reserve Droptop: 1980 Toyota Celica Convertible

Even without the custom convertible conversion, this 1980 Toyota Celica would be one stunningly well-preserved automobile, but the ragtop just makes it all the more of a crowd-pleaser.  I’ve seen a couple of these before with the droptops, but… more»

Two-Owner Survivor: 1984 Toyota Celica Supra

If push came to shove and I had to nominate what I believe is the best-looking Japanese car from the 1980s, this 1984 Toyota Celica Supra would be a strong contender. There is something about its aggressive “wedge” styling… more»

Japanese Mustang? 1977 Toyota Celica GT

Though not exclusively sold in the U.S., the Toyota Celica took direct aim at the original 1965 Ford Mustang. However, by the time the 2+2 sports coupe was introduced, the Mustang had grown considerably in size. The first generation… more»

Sunchaser Conversion: 1980 Toyota Celica

What do you get when you take a 1979-81 Toyota Celica and convert it into a Targa-style convertible with a removable roof? You get the Sunchaser, an outsourced, limited production vehicle marketed by Toyota with no more than 2,000… more»

Rare Targa: 1980 Toyota Celica Sunchaser

The Sunchaser was a limited-run conversion of a 1979-81 Toyota Celica coupe into a Targa-style convertible with a removable roof. The work was outsourced by Toyota rather than done in-house and estimates are that about 2,000 of these cars… more»

Rare Drop-Top: 1981 Toyota Celica Convertible

While we’ve seen a few examples of the Celica Sunchaser appearing on our desks at Barn Finds over the years, drop-top conversions produced by American Custom Coachworks Ltd are far less common. This is surprising because the company rolled… more»

Time Capsule Condition: 1977 Toyota Celica GT

The Toyota Celica first appeared on the North American market in 1971, inspired by the 1964 ½ Ford Mustang at a time when the pony car market was beginning to decline. In 1974, a hatchback AKA “Liftback” variant appeared… more»

Low-Mile Liftback: 1977 Toyota Celica GT

I’m a huge fan of just about everything that Toyota manufactured during the 1970s and 1980s – whether it was passenger vehicles or trucks, the company always seemed to hit the nail on the head in terms of performance,… more»

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… more»

Survivor ST185: 1991 Toyota Celica All-Trac Turbo

During the mid-1980s, compact vehicles from all over the world received all-wheel-drive variants, including BMW’s 3-Series, Dodge’s Colt, Honda’s Civic Wagon, Nissan’s Stanza, Pontiac’s 6000, and plenty more. Toyota sold a variety of models using its All-Trac full-time four-wheel-drive… more»

Convertible Cruiser: 1985 Toyota Celica GT-S

In current times, Toyota’s name is synonymous with dependable and practical commuter vehicles. However, during the 1970s and 1980s, the company offered a plethora of front-engine, rear-wheel-drive cars that were both reliable and sporty. The third-generation A60 Celica was… more»

Parked in 1999: 1973 Toyota Celica

Don’t be fooled by the faded and baked appearance, because this 1973 Toyota Celica is a solid and rust-free Japanese classic that is just begging to be restored. They can be an enjoyable little car to own and drive,… more»

Lovely Liftback: 1977 Toyota Celica GT Survivor

It seems that the rear-wheel-drive models of Toyota’s Celica sports car are finally earning recognition among enthusiasts, especially the attractive first-generation model. This survivor-quality 1977 Toyota Celica GT that’s available here on eBay is a pristine example of a… more»

Survivor 1977 Toyota Celica GT Liftback

It’s nearly impossible to look at the first-generation Toyota Celica and find it anything other than lovely. If you’re a skeptic of this lovely little Japanese sports car, this immaculate 1977 Celica GT Liftback that is here on eBay… more»

No Reserve: 1977 Toyota Celica GT Coupe

Though Toyota’s recent efforts at building sports cars tend to receive mixed reviews from enthusiasts, it’s undeniable that the brand’s older models have a rightful place in automotive history. This first-generation 1977 Toyota Celica GT is available here on… more»

Rare Drop Top: 1980 Toyota Celica GT “Sunchaser”

Maybe it’s just my imagination, but as we start to head towards Summer, we seem to be seeing more convertibles come across the desks here at Barn Finds. This little Celica is not a factory convertible, but it is… more»

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