Supra Mark II
Combining a sharp looking exterior, surprisingly fresh interior and unusually strong driving condition, this 1983 Toyota Celica Supra Mark II is about as clean a representative of its model as you're ever likely to find. It's logged about 87,000 miles - not a lot for a 30-plus year old car and even far less consequential for a brand that's so revered for the consistent reliability of its cars.
Good care and consistently sheltering over the years have left this sporty ride looking pretty much as it did when it debuted. Its factory-issue white paint is impressively clean, with a pleasing shine, consistently smooth texture and no flaws of note - quite an accomplishment for a car coming from its era. The contrasting bumpers at both ends, as well as the rear deck spoiler and body trim running the length of the sides, did receive some freshening up at the paint booth not long ago, injecting even more vitality into a thoroughly road-ready appearance. The exterior alignment is precise on this vintage Toyota - the body panels blend together well from front to back and the hood, doors and rear hatch are surrounded by tight, even gaps that allow them to open and close with no issues at all. Up front, the hidden headlights sit flush in their lowered position and, unlike so many of their counterparts, raise into place smoothly, while in back, the broad taillights are crystal clear.
Inside the doors, you'll notice right away that Toyota's sterling reputation for unerring durability exacted no compromise on functionality on this model. The pair of nicely contoured bucket seats are the centerpoint of an impressively clean burgundy interior and offer both plenty of comfort and ample adjustability. Their accented cloth surfaces show very little wear as they straddle a clean center console whose incline puts the shifter within easy reach and the carpet below is in matching condition. Farther forward, the dash area is another strong feature, with a collection of clear, functional factory gauges in its instrument cluster and a pad free of any cracks running across the top. The original air conditioning system is in good working order and has been retrofitted for modern refrigerant, so it's well-positioned to keep you and your passengers comfortable during these summer months. Raise the rear hatch and you'll find some welcome and well-maintained storage space behind the rear bench seat.
The clean condition of the engine compartment is another indication that this Toyota has been well-looked after and the fuel-injected 2.8 liter inline 6 at its center has been a definite beneficiary, starting promptly and running smoothly as it produces plenty of power through its entire RPM range. The engine pairs with a 5-speed manual transmission to maximize its output while offering a nice, pleasing driving experience - it shifts very smoothly, with a seamless clutch engagement. The drivetrain is rounded out by 4:10 gears in back to make for energetic off the line performance - the transmission also features an overdrive gear so RPMs still remain comfortably low at highway speeds. Independent suspension at both ends equips the car with a comfortable, yet agile ride, while power brakes at all four corners bring its set of 14” factory wheels wearing BF Goodrich T/A radials to dependably quick stops. Power steering makes maneuvering this '80s icon a low effort affair.
You'll rarely come across any car from the early '80s that's in the clean condition sported by this 1983 Toyota Celica Supra Mark II and true to form, it's running and driving great and stands ready for plenty of future miles. Call today!