Japanese sports cars from the 70's look to be the next collector market. I'm partial to the classic Celica as it has the JDM goodness combined with some pony-car attitude. This particular Celica on Craigslist could use a good home and a lot of adhesive remover.

The ad doesn't say much other than it has a 5-speed, so you don't have to worry about a manual conversion. It does run with "no problems." The title is "clean," though I wish I could say the same about the body and the paint is "original" but faded. Oh...and he or she is asking $5000 OBO, but they must sell it ASAP.

This could be an opportunity for a great restoration and bring this great sports car back to life. With a bit of patience and skill this classic can be transformed into something like this -

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