BaT Auction: 40k-Mile 1991 Toyota Celica GT Convertible 5-Speed at No Reserve
This 1991 Toyota Celica GT Convertible was sold new at Eddy’s Toyota of Wichita, Kansas and spent time in Michigan before being brought to Nevada in 2011 and acquired by the seller in December 2020. Now showing just 40k miles, the car is finished in Super Red with a power-operated black soft top over a grey cloth interior. Power is provided by a 2.2-liter inline-four paired with a five-speed manual transaxle, and recent work included replacing the tires and changing the oil. This Celica is now offered at no reserve with a copy of the window sticker, factory literature, a clean Carfax report, and a clean Nevada title in the seller’s name.
The exterior is finished in Super Red with a power-operated black cloth soft top and features a rear spoiler, pop-up headlights, fog lights, mudflaps, power-operated mirrors and windows, and a power antenna. The seller notes a crack in the passenger-side taillight, a crease in the corner of the trunklid, and various chips, scratches, and other blemishes around the body as shown in the gallery below.
The factory 14″ five-spoke alloy wheels are wrapped in 185/65 Hankook Kinergy ST tires that were installed in December 2020.
The seating surfaces are upholstered in patterned grey cloth with a matching dashboard, center console, door panels, and carpets. Amenities include a three-way adjustable driver’s seat, an AM/FM radio, cruise control, and air conditioning, which has been converted to R134a. The seller notes the interior trunk release intermittently functions.
A four-spoke airbag steering wheel frames a 120-mph speedometer and an 8k-rpm tachometer. The six-digit mechanical odometer indicates approximately 40k miles, only a handful of which were added by the seller.
The 2.2-liter 5S-FE inline-four is equipped with electronic fuel injection and was factory-rated at 130 horsepower and 140 lb-ft of torque. An oil change was performed in January 2021.
Power is delivered to the front wheels via a five-speed manual transaxle. Additional underside photos are available in the gallery below.
A copy of the window sticker shows original delivery to Eddy’s Toyota of Wichita, Kansas along with optional equipment and a total price of $21,838.
The Carfax report shows no accidents or other damage and displays history in Kansas, Michigan, and Nevada through its most recent entry in January 2021. Cold start, driving, and soft top operation videos are viewable in the YouTube playlist below.