Mind blowing Toyota Celica Auction...

in cars •  15 days ago

An interesting find during August 2018's Japanese car auctions.

On the 9th of August 2018 a Toyota Celica GT Four RC was listed, this is the JDM version of the EU spec Carlos Sainz Limited Edition (A car I personally owned) It's packed with 4 wheel drive, rear wheel steering, a 2litre turbocharged 3SGTE engine and some pretty aggressive styling in comparison to it's standard counterparts.

Initial auction sale - 9th August 2018

Toyota Celica GT-Four RC
97,000km
R Grading
D Interior
E Exterior
Sale Price $5,238

This car sold with the above gradings at the Tohoku car auctions for $5,238 it had a fair amount of issues, a lot of small to medium scratches, dents and paint issues as per the data sheet below

20 days later the same car appeared at the auctions, however at a different auction house roughly 900km away in Tokyo. The car looks to have a much improved exterior, obviously had some minor panel beating and paint correction done. The interior looks very clean and does deserve the listed C grading.

It's amazing how a little effort can go a long way in getting you that extra dollar in a car sale. I'm sure there was money spent to make it better and cleaner but in my opinion I don't think there was a lot spent. I'd say $500.

Final auction sale - 29th August 2018

97,000km
R Grading
C Interior
C Exterior
Sale Price $7,524

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totally forgot about celicas damn

Good rally edition 😎👍 engine 3s-GTE 240hp. I had Toyota caldina GT-four 98 3S-GTE same.

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oooh I've never seen a Caldina in real life before.. would be an awesome family car :D

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Yeah!) Very fast family car!) This was my first tubo jdm car) When was me 18 years

wow what a frickin beauty... blows my mind because it didnt go for at least 10k!

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I bet there will be lol. what country is the auction out of? and also how is the experience with the rear steering? only heard great things about it

Both $5k and $7500 were steals. It would be really cool to convert one of these to a classic rally racer.

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You know I had one of these right? Get ready to get your boots out to kick my ass... I sold it for less than $3000...... :|

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OK that's nice... but not FD nice!

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Good price