Toyota Celica 1971-2004 - 2019 Market Review

By: Cliff Chambers

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Toyota Celica 1971-2004

Might D. Morley’s ‘project’ RA40 be invigorating interest in older Celicas? We would like to think so, because the market for 1978-85 rear-wheel drive Celicas is looking strong and the money being asked is improving.

First-Gen. TA22s are headed towards $20,000 while later, Mustang-back RA23s can make double that money.

| Buyer's guide: 1977-81 Toyota Celica RA40

Versions that should be doing better are pioneering front-wheel drive models, especially the ST162 SX hatchback and four-headlight ST204.

GT4s with all-wheel drive are scarce and early versions at $15,000 worthwhile. Potent and scarce Group A rally coupes are well shy of where they should be, however values are climbing. For a classy but affordable daily drive, chase down a post-1998 ZR in the region of $6000.

Celica 1971-75 $15,545 [13] 

Celica 1976-77 $18,855 [7]

Celica 1978-85 $5470 [15] 

Celica 1986-98 $3085 [61]

Celica 1999-04 $5400 [25] 

Celica GT4 1989-93 $14,225 [4]

GT4 Group A $34,665 [3] 

Celica Conv. 1988-95 $7425 [9]

[*] = number of recorded sales

(Note: concours & special cars may demand more.)

Numbers from our 2019 Japanese car Market Value Guide.


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