Craigslist: Toyota Supra Mk II P-Types

p-type-supras In yesterday’s Hooniverse Asks post, Robert pondered What’s the Coolest Japanese Sports Coupe of the ’80s/’90s? My response in the comments was the 1982-’86 A60-platform Toyota Celica Supra Mk II “P-Type”, and from the number of upvotes my comment got, many of you are fans of this car, too. The  second-gen A60 was the last Supra to be a sub-brand of the Celica line. It was available in two styles; the “L-type” luxury model and the more racy “P-” (performance) Type. Powertrain was identical, but the two versions were differentiated by the P’s wider rims and tires, aggressive (for the time) fiberglass fender flairs and front air dam, and standard limited slip differential. That post prompted me to see what sort of P-Type offerings were to be had in the great Project Car Purgatory that is Craigslist. What I discovered is that these cars are still well thought of, in as much as their asking prices indicate, and all these cars are more than a quarter-century old, with commensurate wear and tear on them.

P-Type #1: 1984 5-Speed in New Jersey for $4600

00F0F_23MMmBpmtlk_600x450 This ’84 comes in at towards the high end of asking prices, but it seems to be in fairly solid shape, has the desirable 5-speed manual, and the current owner seems to have made a go of keeping it up. He claims it runs and drives, and comes with extra parts and trim. You can find the listing here.

P-Type #2: Wrinkled ’85 in Rhode Island for $2400

00t0t_k15dIDkV76K_600x450 Like many used cars, several of these cars photograph much better from one side than the other. This two-owner Supra has some significant tweaks to the sheetmetal on the passenger side, but the driver’s side has fared much better. It has an automatic and lots of options including a sunroof, some recent repairs, along with “180k highway miles.” No explanation of how those dents happened out there on the highway. You can see the listing here.

P-Type #3: Brown ’85 in Oregon for $1500

00r0r_9evgWE2uE3C_600x450 If the East Coast is too far away from you, perhaps the location, low price and brown paint of this Pacific Northwest beaut can tempt you. At only $1500, this may be a real steal, but we have only this one photo and the barest of descriptions to go on. The ad says only that it has “202,000 + miles” and “runs well.” No indication of what transmission the car has. If this piques your interest, you can contact the owner here.

P-Type #4: ’85 near Pittsburgh for $4900

00000_bJ00IhC9ytc_600x450 This ’85 has the highest asking price of our Supras, but the seller claims the total mileage is under 84K. That works out to a fairly remarkable 3,000 miles per year!  It also has the 5-speed manual and has been “gone through mechanically front to back.” Despite the fact that it is an “Awesome Classic Sports Car” and “would make an awesome drag or drift car,” is a price tickling five grand too much to ask? You can decide here.

P-Type #5: High-mileage ’84 in Bay Area for $1800

00v0v_bF1OGyZCO3H_600x450 This Supra hailing from the East Bay town of Vallejo has the highest mileage figure quoted, but supposedly “runs great” despite the 286,000 miles on the clock. The owner assures us that “it was just checked out by a mechanic and it will pass smog,” a claim that California residents might want to get in writing. You can find the ad here.

P-Type #6: Rusted-out Hawaiian ’82 w/ 5-speed, $1000

01616_jZy1VkZr8Fi_600x450 This questionable offering has the cheapest asking price, but it is also the oldest, farthest away (for most of us)…and most breezy. The humid, tropical sea air of Hawai’i is notorious for eating cars, and this Supra has been a 5-star tinworm resort for many a year. The ad gives no indication of the mileage, and the engine compartment doesn’t look as scary as the body, but I am guessing this one is too far gone. I suspect the only fate this car can look forward other than the crusher is to be parted out. Is there a grand of good parts to be had from this? You can check out the ad here to decide. So there you have it: six different A60 Supras from around our nation: none of them are perfect, but a number of them could be the basis for a cool project car. But what if you don’t want to do the work, you just want to enjoy a finely fettled example of Toyota’s high-end ’80s sports coupe? Just out of curiosity, I bounced over to Hemmings to see if there were any high-quality, turn-key collector Mark II Supras listed there. Nope, not a one. Perhaps that means that the time is right to tuck away an A60 before they’re all gone.  Is the Mark II desirable to you, and if so, which one of these examples would you choose?  

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