1992 Toyota Celica GT-Four ST185

Highlights

  • Factory standard ST185 in great condition 
  • Lots of history & recent structural investment 
  • Long MOT to July 2024 with no advisories 
  • Great example of this pivotal Japanese car 

The Appeal 

If the sight of Lancers and Imprezas skimming through forest stages spurs you, then know that it all started here. Toyota’s GT-Four was the first Japanese AWD, turbocharged World Rally Car to compete and win trophies.  Lots of them. 
To homologate those gravel monsters there had to be road cars, which was very good news for buyers. The 204bhp second generation ST185 was quick, surefooted and, being a Toyota, utterly reliable. UK buyers got relatively high-spec cars equipped with sunroofs and air conditioning. 
This well preserved ’92 ST185 is pleasingly factory standard and displays all the reasons why these distinctive cars remain so popular. Within the swoopy wide body are great details like the pop up lights and bonnet scoops. The thick history file attests to its handful of owners, all clearly caring, with recent work to the structure noted in late 2020. A long MOT cements the impression of an honest car in good condition.  
 

History and Paperwork 

  • First registered on 30th March 1992 
  • Just five owners from new with current owner since 8th December 2020 
  • Original factory handbook set with wallet, all in good condition 
  • Service book with 23 stamps to around 2013 
  • Additional service work noted in history file 
  • Most recently serviced in December 2020 
  •  Invoices for structural parts in the same month to attend to November 2020 MOT advisories 
  • Radiator repairs in February 2023 
  • Other invoices cover ABS sensors, fuel filter and various service items 
  • MOT to 11th July 2024 with just five miles covered since the test and no advisories 
 


The Condition 

  • Well kept factory standard car in good, usable condition 
  • Some light marks and scratches to bodywork but none detract form the overall impression 
  • No visible corrosion and we note repairs to the structure in December 2020 
  • Some paint peel visible to base of rear bumper and sills, likely easily remedied 
  • Factory five spoke alloy wheels in good order showing only very minor marks 
  • Fitted with quality Falken tyres showing good tread and condition throughout 
  • Factory fitted with a steel sliding sunroof 
  • Great detailing including pop up lights and bonnet scoops 
  • Good boot floor with no visible corrosion or marks 
  • Factory space saver spare wheel in good, apparently unused order 
  • Well kept interior with few signs of age or use across surfaces 
  • There are some very minor scuffs to plastic trim, but these do not noticeably detract 
  • Face off stereo fitted and also factory supplied with air conditioning 
  • Some scuffs visible to leather wheel that may benefit from reconditioning 
  • Gear knob also shows some wear 
  • Grey cloth seats with few signs of wear such as to driver’s seat base and bolster 
  • Small marks visible to plastic back of driver’s seat 
  • Clean carpets throughout cabin and boot 
  • Headlining in good order with no noticeable sagging or marks 
 


The Mechanics 

  • 1,998cc 3S-GTE turbocharged engine developing 204bhp 
  • 5spd manual gearbox 
  • Standard ABS fitted and full time AWD 
  • Upgraded exhaust system but otherwise appears to be factory standard 
  • Extensive history file including considerable servicing work 



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This vehicle is “Sold As Seen”, on an “As Is, Where Is’ basis and without warranty. A full inspection of the vehicle prior to purchase and bidding is highly recommended. Photos and descriptions are for guidance purposes only. 
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Auction Details
  • Year 1992
  • Make Toyota
  • Model Celica
  • Colour Red
  • Mileage 113,363 Miles
  • Engine size 1998
  • Seller Type Private
  • Town Wickham
  • County Hampshire
  • Country United Kingdom
  • Auction ends
Bidding history
50 Bids
  • dm•••• £9,700 03/01/24
  • ja•••• £9,600 02/01/24
  • dm•••• £9,500 02/01/24
  • ja•••• £9,400 02/01/24
  • dm•••• £9,300 02/01/24
  • ja•••• £9,200 02/01/24
  • dm•••• £9,000 02/01/24
  • ja•••• £8,800 02/01/24
  • dm•••• £8,700 02/01/24
  • ja•••• £8,600 02/01/24

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