1985 Toyota Tercel Wagon 5 Speed - Breaking Bad - Its Now a Classic ! ! !

Make: Toyota
Model: Tercel
SubModel: WAGON
Type: Wagon
Year: 1985
Mileage: 285,000
VIN: JT2AL32V1F3589503
Color: Blue
Engine: 3AC
Cylinders: 4
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Manual
Drive type: FWD
Interior color: Blue
Vehicle Title: Clear
Item location: Nashville, Tennessee, United States
Air Conditioning, Cruise Control

Description of 1985 Toyota Tercel

1985 Toyota Tercel Wagon - 5 speed - see below for its needs
Needs work. Fixed a large oil leak in oil pan - it ran. Then a bit later it broke the timing belt - these engines are Non Interference engines so no big deal. Took a few tries to get timing right but I am not a mechanic. Got it back together and running. Now the starter just spins when you turn the key - so my guess is the starter bendix - or whatever the name is for the gear that is supposed to pop up and turn the engine over. I have not pulled the starter yet because I am getting fed up at the car. Body is pretty straight no cancer rust. The primer is over where I filled in holes from "After Market" trim. The previous owner bought it new and I got from the family - he was 102. The car shows 299,999 miles but I believe the engine is not original as the engine has markings of 8/11 and OK - hope you can see in pics. 5 spd trans and clutch no problems. Needs a battery and starter - battery is probably good as I have charged it a few times but it ran without the alternator belt and then spin, spin, spin. Would be a perfect parts car for a 4wd build as most are up north and have cancer ie rust. No Rust here but no beauty contest. Was gonna spray it a darker blue and replace radio and go. Parts are relatively plentiful as Toyota used the engine forever and in other models. I have been told that a 4A engine will drop in no problem - a little extra HP but when you are dealing with so low of HP the a little is a difference. I have tried to describe best as I can and will answer questions as I see them. The interior seats are torn on bolsters. Back seats and door panels pretty good - dash is pretty good ie no gashes or cracks. Has the original back cover tray - hope can see in pics. Its the panel that covers the stuff in the back of the wagon. This is getting to be a fairly rare car and as the model appeared as Jesse's car on breaking bad the seem to be even more rare and people are looking for parts especially the 4wd guys. As you can see on EBAY the smallest little OEM parts are fetching a premium. I do not have the Heart to part her out as she is all there and needs to be back on the road. I am in Nashville, TN if you want to look at her or have someone check her out. If I pull the Starter and replace it and get it back to normal operating condition - then I will most likely pull the Auction unless a bid has been placed. I will let the Auction run even if get her running IF a Bid has been Placed.
Car is in Nashville, TN. It has Air Conditioning and Cruise - the Air worked but I can Notguaranteeit does and I do not know about the cruise as I never tried it. Being a car over 30 years old with the above issues etc. The Auction is AS IS, Where Is with no warranty orguaranteeregarding the vehicle. I have tried to describe it as best I could and hope the pictures help in reaching your conclusion and decision to Bid or Not to Bid. Again ask questions or come check it out if you are not sure of something. Will make it available as easy for both parties as I can.Thanks for looking, Mike P.S. you can reach me by phone at 615 972-9793