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TomH
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TomH Oct 14, 3:00am - #299582 
1982 white Toyota Celica ST
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1982 Toyota Celica ST

Joined: Oct 2004
Posts: 2
Massachusetts
FS: MINT Condition 1982 Toyota Celica Coupe

I bought this car in 1983 and have kept it in perfect condition for over 20 years. It hasn't seen a winter or rain storm in 15 years and is absolutely beautiful. Paint was refreshed about 8 years ago and the pictures speak for themselves. Interior is clean with NO cracks or damage. The drivers seat has some wear. The engine compartment and underbody looks like a 2-4 year old car. The car has 175k original miles on a 22R engine that doesn't leak or smoke. This car has a MONZA exhaust with headers, 15" alloy rims
with V rated Michelin performance tires (with plenty of tread left), Bilstien shocks for a firm sports car ride. Brakes have just been replaced, including calipers, rotors, master cylinder and brake hoses (since rubber ages). The front roll bar bushings have also just been replaced. The car also has a brand new fuel pump, recent oil pump, front main seal and sump gasket (no oil leaks at all). Radiator is uprated. Working AC, moon roof and an Alpine CD player with 100watt amp and upgraded speakers.

This car is in Massachusetts (Westboro/Milford area) and is a daily driver. The body and chassis makes for a perfect project car, but the engine and drive train is still excellent and allows this car to be used as daily transportation also. I have driven this car almost every day this summer and no problems.

My goal is to get this car into the hands of someone who will keep it going as a collector. This car drives great and can easily be driven to locations outside of Massachusetts if desired. It also passes Mass state inspection, so it is a daily driver.This car is in excellent condition. This might be one the best condition 1982-85 model year coupes in the area.

Asking price is $1,750.
VIN is JT2RA63CXC6070015
Contact Tom at 508-733-6436 or at tomh@net1plus.com

When the body was repainted ~8 years ago. At that time, all body moulding, lights, bumpers etc. were stripped so the car would be painted in all area, including those covered with moulding etc. The bumper frames were also painted and hardware, screws etc. were cleaned of any rust and dirt before re-assembly. The rear deck lid was replaced before the car was painted since it had rust (a very common area of rust formation for this model year). The left side wheel arch had some rust through and was cut and repaired with a new metal section (section shown in photos). This work was performed by the body shop and painted the car. The chassis and engine compartment is similar to that of a car less than 5 years old. There are several chassis and lower panel pictures that show the condition of the body. Since the car has been garaged and not driven in winters for the past 15+ years, its chassis wear is similar to that of a 5 year old car, when it was removed from all weather use. The body has no dings or dents and paint is excellent. In total, there are 4 paint chips from use, one on the front of the Hood, one on the left front fender, one on the right front fender (typical stone chips) and one on the left rear quarter panel (door). The only one of these that is more than a chip is one on the right front fender which is a slight ding (see photo). These are all minor and typical for any car that is driven at all. The interior is also in great shape, with no cracks or wear on the dashboard, steering wheel or other plastic panels. The drivers seat has some wear and could use to have one vinyl section that was previously replaced to be replaced again. All other seats are in very good shape.

The engine and drive train is solid. Engine starts right up and idles great. It still retains its power and doesn't smoke or leak. The 5 speed transmission shifts great with absolutely no noise (clunks, grinds etc.). The rear end is in good shape with only slight gear whine at highway speeds. The oil pump, front main seal and fuel pump have recently been replaced. The car was leaking oil from the main seal and sump, but this was fixed with the new seal and a new sump gasket.

The suspension and brakes have been meticulously maintained. The shocks are Bilstien high-end shocks providing a firm ride. The rear shocks were a specialty item that I purchased a number of years ago and recently installed along with new rear springs (to get the ride height back to normal). I also replaced the rear-differential cover with a new one to give the car a clean look from the back. The front sway bar bushing have just been replaced and the entire front brake system has been replaced (calipers, pads,
rotors, brake hoses and master cylinder). The clutch master cylinder was replaced several years ago and the slave cylinder was replaced last year. These items, as well as the front main seal are important items since rubber ages. The clutch itself was replaced at around 70k miles but is still working well. The 22R engine has been well maintained and been lubricated with MOBIL 1 synthetic oil most of its life. I am currently running 15W50 oil since the engine is older. The idle is very smooth about 1000RPM. The AC blows very cold and was re-charged the last year it was legal to charge a FREON system (4-5 years ago?). The battery is a couple of years old and is a top of the line die hard.


Front View
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http://home.comcast.net/~kenschr49/DSCN1959.JPG

Dashboard
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http://home.comcast.net/~kenschr49/DSCN1957.JPG

Left Side
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http://home.comcast.net/~kenschr49/dscn1962.jpg

Rear
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http://home.comcast.net/~kenschr49/dscn1961.jpg

Interior
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http://home.comcast.net/~kenschr49/DSCN1963.JPG

Frame (shows no frame rot at all)
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http://home.comcast.net/~kenschr49/DSCN1966.JPG

Under Rear Bumper (shows no rust on screws, under bumper etc.)
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http://home.comcast.net/~kenschr49/DSCN1967.JPG

Right Front Fender (shows small ding behind side marker)
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http://home.comcast.net/~kenschr49/DSCN1969.JPG
http://home.comcast.net/~kenschr49/DSCN1990.JPG

Left Front Fender (shows small paint chip directly behind and below turn signal)
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http://home.comcast.net/~kenschr49/DSCN1970.JPG
http://home.comcast.net/~kenschr49/DSCN1992.JPG

Left Rear Quarter (shows replaced wheel arch to the rear, can't really be seen - but that is the point)
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http://home.comcast.net/~kenschr49/dscn1971.jpg
http://home.comcast.net/~kenschr49/DSCN1989.JPG

Right Rear Quarter
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http://home.comcast.net/~kenschr49/dscn1972.jpg
http://home.comcast.net/~kenschr49/DSCN1991.JPG

Front View - Right Side
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http://home.comcast.net/~kenschr49/DSCN1974.JPG

Front View - Left Side
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http://home.comcast.net/~kenschr49/DSCN1975.JPG

Engine Compartment
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http://home.comcast.net/~kenschr49/DSCN1977.JPG

Engine with radiator in view
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http://home.comcast.net/~kenschr49/DSCN1980.JPG

Door Jam (no rot)
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http://home.comcast.net/~kenschr49/DSCN1987.JPG

Front Suspension (no rot, new bushings and brake lines)
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http://home.comcast.net/~kenschr49/DSCN1965.JPG

Drivers Seat (showing replaced vinyl panels and wear)
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http://home.comcast.net/~kenschr49/DSCN1982.JPG
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Jace
Celica2k Oct 14, 3:10am - #299583 

Jace
2000 Toyota Celica GT

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Springfield, MO
holy crap i've never seen a celica that old eek it's in nice condition though thumbsup
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MothTRD
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MothTRD Oct 14, 4:51am - #299584 

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2004 Toyota Celica GT

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Signal Hill, Long Beach
OLD SCHOOL thumbsup
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Zero
Furi Kuri
Zero Oct 14, 4:55am - #299585 

Furi Kuri
2002 Toyota Celica GT

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Posts: 3,982
San Diego, CA
dude, your Celica is in tip-top shape. good job. thumbsup

I've mastered the art of the After Image Technique.
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2003cbgts
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2003cbgts Oct 14, 6:05am - #299586 

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2003 Toyota Celica

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Posts: 1,478
South Carolina
jeeeezus if i had the money id be all over this.. very nice celica thumbsup
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TomH
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TomH Oct 14, 6:19pm - #299587 
1982 white Toyota Celica ST
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1982 Toyota Celica ST

Joined: Oct 2004
Posts: 2
Massachusetts
Make me an offer. My #1 priority is to get this car into the hands of someone that will keep it going as a collector. The money isn't the top priority. If I can't sell it, I will probably end up donating it for a tax deduction. I have a couple of old cars and don't really have the time to keep the hobby going right now and have replaced them with a new Acura RSX to drive daily. I was driving this Toyota every day this summmer - but winter is coming and I would destroy this car by trying to drive it through the winter - not to mention that the 205/60VR15 tires on this relatively light RWD car would make it a winter death trap.
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