1992 Toyota Celica GT4 (Carlos Sainz)

Trade Classics > Auctions > Toyota > 1992 Toyota Celica GT4 (Carlos Sainz)
Auction closed for price: £8,701.00
Auction ID
Reserve Met - ON SALE
Posted on
1st of August 2018 at 11:58 PM
Highest Bidder


    Celica GT4 Turbo
    Reg. Date
    Very Good
    Interior Trim
    Chassis #
    Engine #
    Last Service
    HPi Clear
    Yes-Checking in Progress
    Former Keepers
    LHD or RHD
    Sale Type
    Key Feature
    4367 times


Auction Live Sale – Sold at auction for £9,223 all inclusive.

Want one? If you are looking for a similar vehicle then please register as a private buyer and list the makes / models you’re interested in. We will then let you know when we get a matching vehicle before anyone else!


The GT4 Turbo Carlos Sainz Limited Edition pays homage to the rallying success Toyota achieved, producing only limited numbers of this car. The car enjoys performance upgrades such as water-to-air intercooler, improved air evacuation through the hood, lighter bodywork, and much more.

COVID-19 Update
Please read our status page to learn about how we’re protecting our customers and running our business.

Please read the How it Works page for more information and our Terms and Conditions of sale.



7 out of 10 people that buy cars via our service don’t feel the need to visit the vehicles – instead they trust our service, due to the transparency and thoroughness of our listings and we then help arrange transportation too, delivering anywhere in the UK or mainland Europe – please see happy customers in our reviews that we’ve helped.

Recent Buyer Review – Simon Welsh on 1st May “Found my ideal 90’s sports car on Trade Classics. Living in Bournemouth and the car being in the Midlands I relied heavily on the advert, photos and videos.

On picking the car up I wasn’t disappointed. Everything was as it had been described. So I got straight into it and drove home. What a drive put a smile on my face.

Thanks very much Trade Classics and I’m now looking out for my next classic to add to the collection.”.

Click here to see this and all reviews on Google.



Peter has owned the car since 1995 and has a wealth of history that describes the maintenance of the car. After owning a yellow Celica beforehand he saw the opportunity to trade it in with a reputable sports car dealer after earning more money as a pilot driving long haul flights. He used the car as a primary vehicle before using it more sparingly recently.

He is clearly a passionate rally enthusiast after owning the limited edition car for such a long time and is looking for a new owner who shares the same passion as himself. Please review all photos and videos that Peter has sent us to judge the full condition of the car for yourself.



The car really looks stunning in bright red paintwork with sportier features than the common GT4. Contrasting with its rally-style wheels, this looks to be a highly desirable car with rally racing in its DNA.

Wheels & Tyres
The Dymag performance wheels look to be in a condition that matches the car’s mileage, and the car comes with the original wheels as part of the deal too. The tread of the tyres should be reviewed by the new owner.

With improved, lighter bumpers applied to this homologation special, the bodywork maintains a good condition without the presence of any bumps or dents.

The bright red colour of the car looks stunning, however, the car has some scratched areas most notably below the windscreen and beside the nearside door panel.

Glass and Trim
Both remain in very good condition.



The ’90s essence of the car has been maintained in very good condition and provides a simplicity that you do not get with modern cars of today. Please review all the photos and our ‘Interior Review’ video.

Seats and Carpets
The fabric of the seats looks to be in very good condition with all stitching still intact. The carpets will need a quick clean for them to look as good as new.

The dials look to be in good condition whilst the material and all buttons around the driver’s seat clean and ready to be used.

Steering Wheel / Gear Stick
Both are in a fair condition of the car’s mileage that shows the car to have been enjoyed over the years.



The 2.0L turbocharged straight-four engine won not only many victories on the rallying stage, but also the hearts and minds of every passionate enthusiast. Please review all the photos that show the condition of the engine and the underside mechanical structure of the car.

Engine and Gearbox
The engine was capable of achieving over 200hp whilst the gearbox has a synchromesh applied to the second and third gear.

Suspension and Brakes
Peter assures that the brakes and suspension are in good condition and function well on the roads.

Electrics and Other
Peter maintains the electrics work as expected on the vehicle.



As mentioned, Peter has owned the vehicle since 1995 and has kept a wealth of history in regards to the maintenance of the vehicle. This Celica GT4 Turbo Carlos Sainz is no. 2825 of 5,000 (3,000 for the UK market). The cam belts and oil pump were changed during February 2016.

Service History

12.03.2020 – 118,615
22.05.2019 – 117,353
22.06.2018 – 115,722
09.06.2017 – 114,023
11.01.2016 – 111,301
03.05.2013 – 105,484
12.05.2010 – 99,790
16.06.2008 – 95,833
21.02.2006 – 72,210 (Timing Belt Change)
22.10.2003 – 92,133
22.04.2003 – 86,123
13.07.2001 – 79,884
05.07.2000 – 73,864
18.10.1999 – 67,259
25.01.1999 – 60,321
30.03.1998 – 53,070
11.04.1997 – 46,042
11.07.1996 – 39,791
23.02.1996 – 36,380
07.08.1995 – 33,055
11.04.1995 – 30,721
25.11.1994 – 24,807
31.08.1994 – 19,446
02.06.1994 – 13,623
10.03.1994 – 8,222
13.12.1993 – 2,149
21.10.1992 – 625

The current indicated mileage is 118,667 miles.

HPi Check Results
– HPi clear – a new HPi check will be actioned and supplied by us.



This is a limited edition car where numbers registered on the road in the UK keep on falling. Having the opportunity to own one and care for such an example will hold dear in the minds of people who want to keep the heritage of the Toyota / Carlos Sainz era alive.

We are very excited to be offering this car on the market to someone who will care for it after Peter’s long ownership that spans over two decades.



This auction listing was written by Tom from information and media gained from Peter (owner and seller of the vehicle) and having reviewed all content gathered from our self-consignments process.

If you have any specific questions about the vehicle then please use the comments section below. Peter will receive a notification and will reply as soon as he can.

UsernameBid AmountDate MadeWinner
Andyp£8,701.0014-May-2020 20:01:18Yes
Adamb£8,500.0013-May-2020 19:02:30 
Antorb£7,500.0013-May-2020 09:47:45 
Adamb£6,807.0013-May-2020 09:36:24 
Antorb£6,605.0012-May-2020 19:24:25 
Adamb£6,403.0012-May-2020 18:44:53 
Antorb£6,202.0012-May-2020 13:48:36 
Adamb£6,001.0012-May-2020 11:43:52 
Al_White£5,495.0012-May-2020 11:42:58 
Adamb£5,201.0012-May-2020 11:21:41 
Al_White£5,000.0007-May-2020 21:08:06 


Got a question or comment?

Show Bids Only
£8,701 bid by Andyp 14.05.2020 @ 20:01:18
£8,500 bid by Adamb 13.05.2020 @ 19:02:30
£7,500 bid by Antorb 13.05.2020 @ 09:47:45
£6,807 bid by Adamb 13.05.2020 @ 09:36:24
£6,605 bid by Antorb 12.05.2020 @ 19:24:25
£6,403 bid by Adamb 12.05.2020 @ 18:44:53
£6,202 bid by Antorb 12.05.2020 @ 13:48:36

Hi Peter, there is an invoice for the removal of the front bumper and straightening of the front panel and replacement of the slam panel. Could you elaborate on this repair work please. Also the invoice for rear quarter panel work. Cheers Antony

Peter Ross
Peter Ross

The front bumper was backed into at low speed by a drunken friend of my wife’s. It was low speed as she was only parked about 5ft in front of me. Unfortunately some of the parts were brought from Japan (main S. London dealers) and turned out expensive for her husband, insurance job.
Sorry not trying to be difficult but I am not sure what the rear quarter panel refers to, can you give me the date of the invoice and maybe if I look at it I will be reminded,


Thanks Peter, The rear quarter panel invoice is dated 7/12/2007, Days Garage.
Thanks Antony


I have looked at the invoice and do not recall this matter. However as it includes paint etc and a relatively low labour charge with no parts billed I presume it was to repair a minor surface problem. If it had been noteworthy I would have remembered and in all likelyhood rather more expensive. Sorry I cannot be more helpful.


Hi Peter, Thanks for the response, last couple of questions, dose the boot lid stay up when opened? ie struts ok as these are a fortune from Toyota.Are all electrics working, particularly the sunroof and rear washer/wiper. Cheers Antony


Boot struts are brand new, about 1 – 2 years old, so yes the boot stays up and is easy to open. ALL electrical items work, including sunroof except cigarette lighter I think, not sure as I don’t smoke. If that is a make or brake let me know and I will check.


Thanks Peter, that’s great.

£6,001 bid by Adamb 12.05.2020 @ 11:43:52
£5,495 bid by Al_White 12.05.2020 @ 11:42:58
£5,201 bid by Adamb 12.05.2020 @ 11:21:41
Peter Ross
Peter Ross

He can see the car at his convenience subject to social distancing. Sorry if this makes it more difficult particularly as we are short of time.

Lee Hall
Lee Hall

Id need to see car before id bid on anything

Kulraj Salh

Sure thing, I’ll send you a direct message on how we organise viewings. It will be dependent on Peters time too of course. Best, Kulraj

Lee Hall
Lee Hall

Would you take 10k?

Kulraj Salh

Hi Lee, this car is live on auction now, so you’ll need to bid and see! 🙂 Best, Kulraj

£5,000 bid by Al_White 07.05.2020 @ 21:08:06
Al white
Al white

Hi. Reading over the mot history online it seems like the car has repeatedly had advisory’s for corrosion underneath. Has this ever been attended to ? I also noticed that one rear suspension arm seems to be covered in oil. Is the rear differential leaking ? Thanks

Peter Ross
Peter Ross

No the rear suspension is not leaking to my knowledge and was not advised as such when I had the car recently serviced.
Re the corrosion every time that it has been noted I have had corrective work done. Please check the garage bills which will show this. Rgds

Michael Forde
Michael Forde

There does seem to be a fair amount of corrosion on the underside of the car, What are the sills and arches like on the car and has there ever been any repairs carried out to same.?

Peter Ross
Peter Ross

Have had a word with the garage who service my car and have been advised that sills are good, and outer wheel arches OK, inner wheel arches have been repaired.