Welcome to another edition of Hooniverse Fastback Friday. Since you all seemed to like the Plymouth Barracuda posting from last week, I thought I would offer a similar posting, only this time with a distinct Japanese flavor. These are all from one dealer, St. Charles Toyota in St. Charles, Illinois. It seems that this particular dealer has a classic car department, and offers a few vintage Toyotas, so let’s explore what they have to offer.
Our first Celica Fastback (which was called the Liftback) is a 1978 model year, that was recently purchased at Mecum Auctions. This is finished in period correct Gold and shows only 16,000 miles. The interior is in great condition, comes equipped with factory A/C, a five-speed stick, and an AM FM Stereo. The asking price for this low mileage Japanese Coupe is $14,995. See the listing here.
The first generation Celica Supra was really nothing but Toyota’s interpretation of a Chevrolet Monte Carlo; in other words, a personal luxury coupe. If that’s your dream Toyota, you won’t find one nicer than this two-tone Black and Silver Celica Supra. These cars were equipped with a 4M-E Single Overhead Cam in-line six that developed 110 HP. This particular car has the five-speed stick, Air Conditioning, and an upgraded leather trimmed interior. This car shows almost 67,000 miles, and comes with an asking price of $7,995. Take a look at the listing here.
The third generation Celica ditched its curvaceous shape for one that was a little more angular, with the first couple of years featuring a peculiar front profile with headlamps that simply folded back and left exposed. This is a 1982 Celica Liftback that was stored for most of its life, and only shows 24,741 miles. This car wears a two-tone Cream and Brown paint scheme, which carries on into the interior. According to the ad, this car also sports a sunroof, A/C, and an Automatic. Asking price for this gem is $12,995. See the listing here.
The second generation Toyota Supra became more of a Sporty Grand Touring car rather than just a personal luxury coupe, with styling that was turned up just a bit. When these cars were first introduced, I always thought they were a bit weird, with an all black liftback and rear bumper, no matter what color the rest of the car was finished in. There was also the rear wing, located on the upper part of the liftgate, for no apparent reason. The front styling was sufficiently different from its Celica twin, with a wilder interior thrown in for good measure. This Red and Black example shows only 30,000 miles, but does come equipped with an Automatic, along with a moonroof, A/C and Factory Stereo unit with graphic equalizer. Asking price for this Supra is $17,995. See the listing here.
Here we have a fairly basic 1984 Celica GT Liftback. The styling has been tweaked so that the previously exposed headlamps are now properly hidden, but not much else was touched as far as the styling goes. This car has crank windows, and styled steel wheels, as well as an automatic. Does this make the car any less desirable? I’m not so sure, as you really can’t purchase a sporty little fastback that is rear-wheel drive today, with the asking price of $11,995. It only shows a little over 41,000 miles, and is really clean inside and out. See the listing here.
The last Toyota in this posting is another Mk II Supra, only by this time, Toyota cleaned up the styling just a bit. Gone is the rather funky black rear deck and rear bumper, and in its place was a billboard on the liftgate that read Supra. Pretty much everything else stayed, from the 80’s Japanese over-styled interior, to the outrageous fender flares and rear wing. This car has covered a little over 62,000 miles, and wears its 80’s inspired paint finish well. Asking price for this Supra is $13,995. See the listing here.
Do any of these car elicit the same response from you as the Plymouth Barracudas did? Or do they appeal to a different crowd altogether? Let me know, and let me know which one of these six Toyotas you would spring for.