Nissan 300ZX or Toyota Celica All-Trac: Which Would You Buy?
The year is 1990, and you're in a bit of a jam. You've got a wad of cash burning a hole in the pocket of your acid wash jeans and there's a speedy, svelte Japanese sports car with your name on it... but which one? The '80s and '90s Japanese sports car renaissance produced a number of remarkable performers. However today we're only interested in two: the Celica and the 300ZX. So we found two that are currently up for sale online – a 1990 Toyota Celica All-Trac and a 1990 Nissan 300ZX – and we want to know, if it were your money, which would you buy? RELATED: Check out these stunning shots of the 1989 Celica GT4 The fifth-generation Celica made landfall in the US in 1989, and to the delight of eager fans, it kept Toyota's rally theme going. At the top of the Celica trim range sat the Celica All-Trac Turbo, a veritable road-going version of the firm's all-wheel-drive Celica GT-Four rally car. As with most any rally car, it backed up killer looks with go-fast power. Under the hood, the All-Trac packed the intercooled 3S-GTE 2.0-liter four-cylinder which pumped out an even 200 horsepower and 200 lb-ft of torque. This 1990 All-Trac appears to be a fairly well-kept example, though we wish it still wore its original wheels. With 115,900 miles on the odometer, the seller notes that it drives and starts like a champ, but could use a new wheel bearing. Perhaps it's a small price to pay for a car that's becoming harder and harder to find. RELATED: Learn the incredible History of the Celica rally car Like the Celica nameplate, the 300ZX was a well-known and sought-after sports car of the '80s, but late in the decade the Z31 generation's kitschy body bumps and bevels were beginning to age quite quickly. Thankfully, Nissan gave the ZX a thorough transformation with 1989's Z32 model – and it was a belter. Boasting 3.0-liters of V6, twin-turbochargers, and 300 horsepower, the 300ZX could hold its own against the big boys of its day. Here's looking at you Toyota Supra, Mitsubishi 3000GT, and Mazda RX-7. This 2+2 ZX example is a naturally aspirated version, meaning it summons up 222 horsepower from its V6. Sure, that's decidedly less than its twin-turbo brethren, but then again this one seems to be very well looked after. The listing shows a fairly low 56,000 miles on the odometer, which suggests it should be plenty healthy enough to square off against the all-wheel-drive Celica from above. If it were your money, which would you buy? RELATED: The Nissan 300ZX Turbo is the forefather of today's 370Z _____________________________________ Click Here to Read the Original Article on BoldRide