Toyota Celica (1971-2004) - 2020 Market Review

By: Cliff Chambers

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Toyota Celica 1971-2004 from our 2020 Japanese Classic & Performance Car Guide

With a couple of exceptions, the Celica range remain undervalued and a prime target for enthusiasts wanting an interesting car that won’t cost much to buy or run. The only versions likely to top $35,000 are 2000 Fastbacks that sold here from 1975-77 and Group A versions of the 1990s GT4 rally rocket.

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Going back to 1971 there do still exist well-preserved 1.6-litre cars and most won’t cost more than $25,000. Less than half of that amount buys a good RA40 or RA65 (1978-85) or an outstanding example of the 1986-89 2.0-litre Liftback.

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Celica coupes built during the 1990s and beyond remain viable as daily transport and usually cost less than $5000. All-Wheel Drive GT4s are an exception at around $15K.

Celica 1971-75 $17,800 [7] 

Celica 1976-77 $30,195 [6]

Celica 1978-85 $7480 [7] 

Celica 1986-98 $3590 [43]

Celica 1999-04 $5210 [34] 

Celica GT4 1989-93 $15,250 [4]

GT4 Group A $34,450 [2] 

Celica Conv. 1988-95 $9330 [7]

[*] = number of recorded sales

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

Numbers from our 2020 Japanese Classic & Performance Car Guide.

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