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Old 11-07-2005, 03:24 AM
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For quite some time now, I've been looking into buying an 84-85 Toyota Supra, at the time known as the Celica SUPRA.

Any thoughts on this car, just like to hear a few opinions and if there is anything I should watch for. Thanks guys.

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What are the specs on it? That one is obviously very clean but I think the body style is ugly IMO.
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1985 Toyota Celica Supra L Type
Curb Weight 2976 lbs
2.8L inline 6 161 hp gas Standard
Compression Ratio: 8.8
Camshaft: Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Horsepower: 161 hp @ 5600 rpm
Torque: 169 ft-lbs @ 4400 rpm
Fuel Economy (City/Hwy): 19/24





I think they're cool looking old hatchbacks.
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Wow, yeah, the look is already growing on me.

I take it that it's boosted?
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I got addicted to them after seeing one in my friend's garage. It was his dad's project.

and no, it's N/A. But from what a friend of mine who drives an 89 Supra said was that the Supra Turbo engines could be swapped in easily, if I were to ever take the swap route. But nah, all the stock Celica SUPRAs are N/A.
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NA? Why a CR of 8.8?
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those were n/a but the next gen had na and single turbos.
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Ive always liked those myself. One of my friends owned one a few years (10) ago. And it was very fast for its time.
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my all time favorite car of that style is the mitsubishi starion!
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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD>Quote, originally posted by xam &raquo;</TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">my all time favorite car of that style is the mitsubishi starion!</TD></TR></TABLE>

it was way up there on my list of late 80's car.
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Old 11-07-2005, 05:21 AM
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My uncle had 2 of those back in the day. Fun little car w/ alot of potential. I'd take a Starquest before the Celica Supra though.
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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD>Quote, originally posted by xam &raquo;</TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">my all time favorite car of that style is the mitsubishi starion!</TD></TR></TABLE>
I love this car, but they're so rare in the states that it's not even funny.
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I randomly test drove one a while back at a high end used import dealer. Yes it was sort of odd that it was a bunch of porsches, bwms, others, and a celica supra. I was actually rather impressed with the car. It was fun to drive and handled alright. Theres plenty of room under the hood if you decide to swap for a later supra motor. I'd say go for it if you find one at a good price.
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Old 11-07-2005, 06:35 AM
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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD>Quote, originally posted by SIRIUS &raquo;</TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">My uncle had 2 of those back in the day. Fun little car w/ alot of potential. I'd take a Starquest before the Celica Supra though. </TD></TR></TABLE>

Is that some kind of one-off hybrid of the Starion and Conquest?
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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD>Quote, originally posted by VTC_CiViC &raquo;</TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">

Is that some kind of one-off hybrid of the Starion and Conquest? </TD></TR></TABLE>

I see the " " so I'm sure you're kidding but the term "Starquest" is used on the Starion/Conquest forums when referring to these cars
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Those are nice cars and should prove to be very reliable..try supraforums.net (I think), they migt have a forum for the mk2's..

As for the starion, I absolutely LOOVE that car, its not as reliable as the supra tho, if you still have an intrest in one look here..

http://www.starquestclub.com/f...f7a23
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With a comp ratio of 8.8 I'd just look into putting a turbo on it the way it is.

Check into what the block was made of, and if it's strong enough, just boost it to 8-10 psi, and if it goes, get a better motor.

Sweet little car.
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that is the epitome of the 80s sports car

go for it
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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD>Quote, originally posted by AWDxBOOST &raquo;</TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">that is the epitome of the 80s sports car

go for it</TD></TR></TABLE>

They are nice cars but the epitome? I think that's going a little overboard. These were "niche" cars @ best that didn't sell all too well (part of the reason for them being relatively rare).
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supra-
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Above; over; on top of: suprarenal.
Greater than; transcending: supramolecular.
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Old 11-07-2005, 10:21 AM
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Old Supra's OWN! As do Starion/Conquest monster's. The fastest I've ever been was in a Conquest. The cop said we crested the hill at 166mph.
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Howd you get out of that one
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Old 11-07-2005, 10:29 AM
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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD>Quote, originally posted by omega02379 &raquo;</TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Old Supra's OWN! As do Starion/Conquest monster's. The fastest I've ever been was in a Conquest. The cop said we crested the hill at 166mph. </TD></TR></TABLE>

Sorry but I'm having a hard time believing this one. Specs on this car are a must now.
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Sorry but I'm having a hard time believing this one. Specs on this car are a must now.</TD></TR></TABLE>Other then exhaust , test pipe , boost controller , chip , and almost no interior. Nothing was done to this car. It was stupid fast. But I will say we had about a 2-21/2 mile run before it went up hill. I believe the speedo stopped at 150. It was rounding back around. Scared the **** out of me. Nobody believe's the whole story unless we tell it together. The whole night was odd. You shoulda seen our girls faces when the statey dropped us off at D&D's.
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