1981 Toyota / Griffith Conversion Sunchaser on 2040cars
Maxwell, California, United States
For Sale By:Private Seller
Trim: Sunchaser GT
Sub Model: GT
Exterior Color: Yello/Black
Warranty: Vehicle does NOT have an existing warranty
Interior Color: Gray
Number of Cylinders: 4
Drive Type: 2 WD
Condition: UsedA vehicle is considered used if it has been registered and issued a title. Used vehicles have had at least one previous owner. The condition of the exterior, interior and engine can vary depending on the vehicle's history. See the seller's listing for full details and description of any imperfections.Seller Notes:"1981 Toyota Sunchaser GT for sale. These collectible Sunchasers were conversion cars by Griffith produced for three years (from 1979 - 1981). Car is production sequence 433. Engine is known for reliability and long life, these Toyotas are now sought after by collectors and Toyota enthusiasts. Car runs good with 124,000 miles. Interior is in good condition. T-Top is in poor shape on outside (Inside surface is in good condition, as pictured). Rare yellow/black original paint. 5-speed manual transmission."
We have a 1981 Toyota Sunchaser GT for sale. These collectible Sunchasers were conversion cars by Griffith produced for three years (from 1979 - 1981). Car is production sequence 433. Engine is known for reliability and long life, these Toyotas are now sought after by collectors and Toyota enthusiasts.
Car runs good with 124,000 miles.
Interior is in good condition.
T-Top is in poor shape on outside (Inside surface is in good condition, as pictured).
Rare yellow/black original paint.
5-speed manual transmission.
Payment through PayPal and buyer will pick up. We are located in Northern California.
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