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I'm dropping the price to $4000.

I realize that is still probably too high from what i've been reading. I may put it on Bringatrailer if they will take it.

Does anyone know if there are many like mine out there? Whenever i do a search i can't find very many. that's why i priced it so high.

thanks for your feedback,

Tom



Hello All,

I'm the original owner of this 85 Supra and it's time to say goodbye. This is a mostly stock car. Some "recent" repairs are listed below. Pictures were taken almost 3 years ago but the car has been in the garage all that time. Current mileage is 278.7 kmiles.

I had some body work done in 2003 to fix rust holes in the typical places. I can send more detailed pics to anyone who is interested. Most of the trim work is shot. Plastic parts in front of the headlights basically crumbled away...

the car still starts up right away. i keep it on trickle charger. It's insured and on the road but never driven. it passed the emissions test a few years back.

right now i'm asking $4500. I will start dropping the price as time goes on. I'm curious to hear what is a reasonable price or what these generally bring. Or what websites are good for selling these... I think someone said "bring a trailer" was a good one.

thanks

Tom


Date Mileage
(Kmiles) Notes
current 278.7
7/2017 New battery
11/2016 Passed MD emissions test (no longer required)
10/2010 274 Replaced clutch master cylinder and slave cylinder
4/2009 Replaced front brake calipers, front brake hoses, front pads, and brake master cylinder
10/2008 Fixed EGR valve
12/2006 266 Replaced oil pan, replaced front engine seals (crank, oil pump, cam shafts)
10/2006 266 Replaced catalytic converter
Replaced radiator hoses
Replaced spark plugs
Replaced spark plug wires
8/2005 262 New Tires (17k on current tires)
2/2005 260 Replaced exhaust from catalytic converter on back
10/2004 258 Replaced rear brake rotors, calipers, emergency brake shoes, pads
7/2004 Replaced rear shock absorbers
10/2003 Body work to replace rust out in quarter panels
6/2003 250 Replaced Throttle Position Sensor
3/2003 247 Replaced starter
9/2002 243 Replaced front brake rotors
4/2001 228 Replaced head gasket and all associated gaskets
Replaced timing belt and idler pulley
3/2001 228 Replaced clutch
6/1999 218 Replaced radiator
4/1998 207 Replaced distributor cap and rotor

prior Replaced AC compressor (AC currently doesn’t work)
Replaced differential
Replaced fuel filter
Replaced electronic ignition module
Replaced rack and pinion steering assembly
Replaced alternator
Replaced front wheel bearings
Replaced windshield wiper mechanical linkage
 

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Wow, an original owner car to come up for sale 34 years later, that's pretty impressive! Says a lot about these cars that there are still original owners with them here.

Looking at a mk5 by chance?

Good luck with the sale!
 

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I'm dropping the price to $4000.

I realize that is still probably too high from what i've been reading. I may put it on Bringatrailer if they will take it.

Does anyone know if there are many like mine out there? Whenever i do a search i can't find very many. that's why i priced it so high.

thanks for your feedback,

Tom
 

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The remaining rust looks scary. I'm kind of thinking that if you took it back and spent a little more to have all the remaining rust repaired too, even just primer patched, not painted, then you'd get your price and probably come out better than taking the best offer as-is. I mean any $4,000 -$5,000 Supra you expect needs a paint job anyway, just not rust repair. Right now, it will appeal only to a handful of people who aren't scared of rust, people who do their own body work. That's a small group. But if the rust were gone, then it'd appeal to a lot more buyers, including the whole southern half of the United States. We can't find a project Supra down here that the interior isn't completely toasted, and we know how hard it is to find useable interiors, but we're not going to travel to Maryland to buy a rusty Supra when we've got bone dry ones down here. If yours had a blown engine and you wanted say $1,500 or less for it as a parts car, there'd have been a trailer headed from Texas to fetch it a long time ago.
 
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