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Toyota Celica 1989

  • Reserve met Reserve met 
  • Closed: Sat 2 Feb 2013, 6:52 pm
Listing #: 554290876

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Features: Alloy wheels
Central locking
Power steering
You are bidding on my 1989 Toytota Celica.

Some call it "beaten up", whereas I prefer to say "battlescarred". Some say it is a "heap of junk" whereas I say it "has character".

This car will not win you any prizes in Car of the Year magazine, and if you try and pick up girls in it you'd better have a great sense of humour and a five year plan to impress her with.

However it is the car I would give to my son with a swelled chest and tears in my eyes and regale him with stories of my adventures in the Toyota, (if I had a son).

I have owned this car for nigh on six years and have loved telling people I own a sports car (although I may have spun them a tale, they're not to know). It's been reliable for an older car and the damage on it is largely due to nature and my poor concentration on what's around me.

Being the type of honest fella that I am I will point out the bad things about it first, which I have tried to show in the photos:

- roof and bonnet paint faded
- dents on both sides of front bumpers
- oil leak (although not sure where but it's been like that for years)
- power steering fluid leak (not an issue really just requires topping up once awhile)
- CV joint needs replacing
- I find the the left side door has a seal that leaks somewhere but I imagine this would be easily fixed
- slight paint scrape on rear left guard
- fading and scratches
- some old sticky tape on the boot window

You might be wondering "wow is there any reason in actually buying this car?". Yes - there is:

- Yes you get to keep the mags. They're 17 inch Advanti shadow chromes in a condition you'd expect from years of driving.
- The tyres are in good nick.
- The car is four wheel steering making it very easy to park and drive.
- good stereo
- pretty good on gas
- It's a Toyota, You cannot kill it, no matter how hard you try.

It's an ideal car for someone learning to drive or someone who wants a run around.

I will get new 6 month rego but buyer has to sort the new warrant. Happy bidding :)

Shipping details

  • To be arranged
  • Seller allows pick-ups
  • Seller location: Auckland City, Auckland, NZ

Payment details

  • NZ bank deposit
  • Cash

About the seller

cooperdog (71 71 positive feedback)
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  • Member since Jan 2006

Closes: Sat 2 Feb, 6:52 pm. 2013 This auction used auto-extend.