Remembering Japanese cars from the past

WTF: Celica Supra MA61 cabrio

I have seen a couple of topless Toyota Celica AA63 before, but never a Celica Supra mark II. That was until now…
WTF: Toyota Celica Supra MA62 cabrio
Yes, someone chopped off the roof of this Celcia Supra MA61. Or even better: someone did this professionally!

Now the most interesting part of this car is the rear:
WTF: Toyota Celica Supra MA62 cabrio
It features the tail lights and boot of the two door Celica coupe!

Underneath the bonnet the trusty 5M-GE:
WTF: Toyota Celica Supra MA62 cabrio
The enginebay color reveals that this Celica Supra always remained the same color…

The original wheels (probably 15 inch Celica Supra rims) have been traded in for a set of periodically correct BBS items:
WTF: Toyota Celica Supra MA62 cabrio
Yes, it is really something else! I’d definitely trade it for my Carina any day but given the steep asking price of 12500 euros I don’t think the seller would accept my humble Carina as a swap. ;)

In case you really wish to own this unique car, you can find it for sale here.


  1. gred

    well maybe they painted engine bay too,some ppls do it,and this looks too proffesional for them to lack that :)

  2. Thomas

    I’ve seen it for sale a couple of times, and i’m still not sure what it is. A TA/RA/AA6* Coupe with an MA61 front nose welded on, or an MA61 with the Coupe rear welded on. Both are HUGE jobs, but i still think it’s a Coupe with an MA61 Front on it.

  3. Alex

    I’m pretty sure this is a 3rd Gen Celica Convertible which has been offered by Schwan in Europe and Griffith in USA in the mid 80’s.
    It’s an aftermarked conversion, yes, but nobody “chopped off the roof” in a garage or something, a few hundred Celica Coupés have been modified this way and it’s quite official and street legal.
    The Supra front end and 5M-GE swap are modifications done by the owner. Looks pretty well done. The car has been modified early, it can be seen on old photo footage taken at European Celica Meetings in the late 1980’s / early 90’s. One of the few cars that have been built to last back in the days ;-)

  4. Alex

    Edit: I was wrong. It obviously started its life as an MKII Celica Supra.
    But I was right with the Schwan conversion. Here’s a thread on the Celica Supra Board in which the owner tells the history of the car and shows a couple more pics:

    This must have been an extremely expensive toy back then, no wonder the owner took good care of it!

    • banpei

      Awesome find!
      And that thread is almost ten years old now. Amazing it is still available. ;)

      • Thomas

        awesome find indeed! I had a Celica GT Convertible, but that was made by Voll. They did strange things in Germany in the 80s/90s :D

        • banpei

          Just wondering: was your Celica GT convertible done by the same as the GT convertible in the forum link?

  5. Gbohnen

    Hi all,
    I have just seen my baby on this side. I have built this Car 1989 in Germany and sold it after I got 2 children in 2004. It was all the time a mystery on each Toyota meeting how the car was build. I can tell you that the base is a MA61 Supra Celica and with reworked rear part. There are existing only 3 cars worldwide and this was my first production of it. I see that still the Belgium buyer is owner of my babe. All the best!

    • banpei

      Thanks for the info!
      If I would have all the money in the world I would definitely buy it. :)

  6. Mike

    Hello everyone,

    I am the owner of this car I purchased to its first owner (;-) Gbohnen) in April 2004 with 109.273km. Ten years later the car is doing fine with 111.521km. As you can see I enjoy every kilometer I drive in it. In that time the car has NEVER been driven or been standing outside in the rain…

    It is up for sale again at the bargain price of 10.500€ considering it is now 31yo and still in the same condition([email protected]).


    • banpei

      Thanks for sharing and I love the car!
      And now the posting has been commented by both owners of the car! How awesome is that?

    • Johnny

      Hi Mike. Thank you for sharing these cars with the world. I would like to modify my 85 Celica convertible to the Supra front and engine someday. Do you think it’s easier and cheaper to convert a Supra body and add the convertible or use a Celica convertible and modify the front end and engine to Supra? Any advice is very appreciated.

  7. Cam

    It’s definitely a pretty car, but if it started off as a true Supra then why change the rear end to standard Celica ST/GT tail lights? Toyota sold that gen Celica as a convertible (at least here in the US anyway) so it looks more like a standard 1984/85 Celica GT-S with a Celica Supra front end grafted on to it.

    • banpei

      I would say that’s a very interesting way to look at it… I have been told that was an original Celica Supra by various sources including the seller, but it’s a whole lot easier to swap the engine plus nose.

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