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Fully documented. Always garaged. Rare example of a rare 1-year-only model.

Fully documented. Always garaged. Rare example of a rare 1-year-only model.
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1985 Toyota Celica GT-S

One-owner, original, rare options, fully documented, numerous spare parts included. It's only original once. I have owned this 1985 Celica convertible since 1986. It was an executive/demo car for Southeast Toyota Distributors (now part of JM Lexus) and comes with rare dealer options: original decals and trunk luggage rack, plus the three-piece hard tonneau cover (parade boot). This rust-free car is as it came from the dealer and it was dealer-serviced for 25 years. I have all service and repair records from 1986, as well as an inventory of dealer-supplied spare parts. It has been garage kept at home and in my office parking garage. It was my daily driver for 20 years and was regularly driven when it became my second car. What doesn't work: 1) The sound system. It's original; most owners replaced theirs with aftermarket. I wanted to keep mine original. 2) The trunk support hinges. I have just ordered OEM replacements. Replaced: 1) Top and top motor replaced about 15 years ago to original spec Cambria cloth and glass window with heater element. 2) Tires: I use 235's instead of the original 225's because they give the car a beefier look with the flared wheel well arches, but the difference is not enough to affect steering or suspension.The seat belt guides and one door pocket have cracked but are included for future repair. Among the spare parts is a bigger-bore throttle body from LC Engineering (Toyota Performance) that I decided not to install. (10% power boost). This car has a reserve that reflects its original condition, meticulous, documented maintenance, its rare options and its 34-year owner history, as well as its historical significance. This was a one-year-only model, Toyota's first production convertible and Toyota's last RWD car. Toyota and ASC produced only 4,248 cars, this being one of only 2,532 automatics (three-speed plus overdrive). The rest (1,716) were 5-speed manuals. With these factory options and owner provenance, there's probably not another one just like it in the world.With a small expenditure, it could be a documented, original museum piece. But it could still be a really fun to drive, daily/weekend driver. iPhone video available of start, idle/rev and road ride. Thanks.
Vehicle Details
  • VIN: JT5RA65K2F4047836
  • Item location: Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States
  • Year: 1985
  • Mileage: 136500
  • Make: Toyota
  • Model: Celica
  • SubModel: Convertible
  • Color: Black
  • Type: Convertible
  • Trim: GT-S
  • Engine: 2.4L Gas I4
  • Number of cylinders: 4
  • Fuel: gasoline
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Drive type: RWD
  • Drive side: Left-hand drive
  • Interior color: Gray
  • Vehicle Title: Clean
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