• May 28th 2010 at 1:01PM
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1993 Toyota Celica All-Trac – Click above for image gallery

During the late '80s and early '90s, American buyers were stuck with the over-regulated, hollowed-out versions of hot metal available in Japan and Europe. While our friends across the Pacific were busy driving things with SiR and GT-R badges, we had to be content to import parts and spin our own wrenches just to get a fraction of the performance available to buyers straight from the factory outside of the States. One of the few companies to actually throw us yanks a bone was, believe it or not, Toyota. Before the company resorted to selling the automotive equivalent of bran flakes, you could find legendary cars like the Supra and Celica All-Trac lurking in the dark corners of U.S. dealer lots.

Thanks to Vin Diesel and Paul Walker's silver screen exploits, every Pep Boys parking lot knows about the Supra, but the Celica All-Trac remains far less celebrated – and far more rare. By the fifth generation, the car couldn't have been any more different from its plebian brethren. The All-Trac abandoned its native front-wheel drive for a sophisticated all-wheel drive system born on the rally stages of the world, and a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder that produced a lofty 200 horsepower and 200 lb-ft of torque – big numbers considering the Ford Mustang GT of the day managed a measly 220 horsepower.

Needless to say, these puppies are rare, and it's nearly impossible to find one that hasn't been ran hard and put away wet. That makes this particular eBay find beyond special. A one-owner, 1993 Toyota Celica All-Trac with a scant 40,500 miles, it's as cherry as cherry can be. You can find it in Marietta, Georgia with three days left on the clock and a reserve not yet met with the bidding at $8,670 as of publish time. Check the full listing here. Thanks for the tip, James!

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      • 5 Years Ago
      This thing needs to be updated. The car is RWD not FWD. The 2000+ Celica was FWD.

      And why don't you mention anything about the MR2. It's an identical motor and it's a Mid-Engine RWD beastie?
        • 5 Years Ago
        Um no, it's not RWD. Celicas haven't been RWD since the split of the Celica and Supra names. The 4th, 5th, 6th, and 7th generation Celica in base, GT, and GT-S trims was FWD. The MKI, MKII, and MKIII Celicas were all RWD.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Mem'ries, of Toyotas that were hot
      Supras, turbos and all-wheel drive
      shows the way they were
      • 5 Years Ago
      have = haven't
      • 5 Years Ago
      Look very close at the pictures. There is a lot of over spray and was not taped well before paint. Just mu views as if I was paying for a all original (not) car. But still looks good.
      I had a GTS and had more fun with it than I do with my Supra.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Maybe its just me but the paint looks fine to me.
      • 5 Years Ago
      My first car was a 93 Toyota Celica GT-S, I loved that car. I wanted the All-trac Turbo so badly but the dealer didn't have one and couldn't get their hands on one.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Ah, when Toyota had a soul. I sold Toyota/Jeep/Eagle back then and this, the MR2 and Supra were the bomb. Now - blah. I'll stick to my VDubs.

      • 5 Years Ago
      This car is on AutoTrader for $11k.
      • 5 Years Ago
      What a contrast to the bland appliances that Toyota makes today.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Wow, I'd almost want to put that in a museum. Our Previa has the the exact same 3-in-1 radio in it (it's a great radio). And as for that All-Trac airbag? I'll bet replacements are hard to find. If you paid upwards of $10k for this car, who would finance it? I think you would have to have cash.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Looks like brand new, this is definitely one of my favorite Toyotas ever made.
      Samina Khan
      • 3 Years Ago
      thank you brother, its beautiful, what will be the prices of this in us dollars, in pakistan search this on on http://www.adverts.pk/-1/posts/1_Vehicle_Sale_Purchase/1_Cars_for_Sale/
      • 5 Years Ago
      My dad used to have this car and it was/still is a great car for anybody.
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