I didnt want to put this in the for sale section because of the rules. I'm trying to get an idea of what the demand/price range would be for our car. We are ready to sell, but I'm waiting patiently for title issues to clear. The car was titled in SC, but converting a lost SC title to a new NC title is proving fun.
The car is located in Asheville, North Carolina 28806
Price is listed below in bold.
Here is the information, any help or suggestions are appreciated!
1988 Toyota Celica All Trac #7425, White with Blue Cloth Interior
86,XXX Original miles, original engine - Never opened
New OE Clutch Kit
Stock Head Unit
Interior: 8.5 out of 10 taking off points for the steering wheel and floor mats. The dash is spotless and the seats are hardly broken in. The interior appears that of a life-long garage kept vehicle.
Exterior: 6 out of 10 - to be brutally honest/nit picking
Exterior Explanation: Some rust - including sunroof and rear wheel wells, the most obvious being the sunroof. Paint has been resprayed, it looks good from a few feet away, but upon close inspection it could have been done a little better. The front bumper has paint chipping off but is free of damage. The fogs are intact and functional, as well as the front grill. There is no minor body damage to speak of aside from the rust mentioned. The underside of the original hood has rust. I installed an ST162 hood since it was in better condition, but I still have the original hood if you would like the numbers to match 100%.
Engine: 8 out of 10 - The engine itself has no leaks, but the power steering and radiator do. The high pressure power steering line is leaking badly and the radiator has about 2 lbs of quick seal on it because it keeps splitting at the top tank. I have been shopping for another radiator for 2 months with no luck, and this is the only reason it has not yet been replaced. I have learned that both of these problems are very common, and unfortunately it makes the parts a little harder to come by.
Because of these problems, and the lack of registration the mileage has not changed much since the date of purchase. I have attached pictures of the Odometer from the picture I was sent when considering the purchase, and a picture of the odometer today. The clutch I installed has not yet completed the break-in process, since I have been unable to drive the car more than 1-2 miles at a time.
Here is a slew of pictures taken today:
Left Rear Wheel Well:
Right Rear Wheel Well:
Right Door Jamb:
*This stain should be easily removable. I will try this later and post an update:
Engine, possibly the worst it can look since coolant exploded everywhere:
My thoughts are to ask $5000 for reasons I will explain.
I wish I could keep the car myself, but I'm afraid I have just too many. Its much like kittens in the sense that you would love to keep them all, but its just not realistic.
I want a special person to have this car. I want a buyer that will keep the miles low and appreciate it for what it is. I would like a buyer that will take care of the rust before it becomes anything more than cosmetic, and keep the car in its current condition or better. If I could hold onto it for another 10-20 years, I'm sure it would be worth a pretty penny, but I just do not have the space or time to give it the care it deserves. I already have a black 1988 that is getting all of my All Trac attention, and I feel the car is being neglected as it sits. As I said, it has been so neglected I have yet to break in the brand new clutch we installed, replace the radiator or the power steering line.
I will be picky about who gets this car.
I do not wish to offend anyone, but I feel bad enough that I have to let it go and I am afraid I will see the car in years to come disintegrate to nothing more than another beat up classic. I hope that everyone understands my opinion on this.
This car has tremendous potential to be something of amazement in the short term with a light wallet. I am trying to give the worst angles and perspectives of the car so that any buyer will be well informed and leave no room for disappointment upon seeing the car in person. I have taken these shots from the most disappointing angles and worst spots I could possibly shoot.
As I mentioned before, I am calling this a feeler for title purposes. I do have the title in the works, but it is not yet available for sale until I have it in hand.
I will entertain offers from exceptional buyers; meaning that the car will be repaired, garage kept, hugged daily and I will receive yearly updates with pictures from the new owner in a Christmas card.
Thank you for looking,
- Locofrancais (MR2 Guru)