Toyota Celica Is A Precious Backyard Sport Car Gem

Jan 05, 2017 02:38 PM EST | Hem Cervantes


The third-generation Toyota Celica had a combination of fuel economy, sporty design, and mechanical reliability. It was built for the 1982 through 1985 model. It was a sports car produced by the Japanese company. Toyota Celica was derived from the Latin word coelica meaning celestial.

Toyota Celica has been powered by its four-cylinder engines. The car's drive layout was changed from rear-wheel drive to front-wheel drive was changed in August 1985 which was known as the four-wheel drive turbocharged model.

The backyard precious four-wheel car was displayed at the Tokyo Motor Show in October 1970 and was released from December of the same year. Over the generations, the Toyota Celica evolved into a sports car. Toyota Celica had a notchback and liftback coupes as well.

Toyota Celica had a two-door hardtop coupe which is based on a platform shared with the Toyota Carina sedan. Celica aspired at the North American market and it was the response to the rivalry of the 1964 Ford Mustang Pony Car.

The sports car had great features including the hood flutes, powerful air conditioning and windows, and a center console oil pressure or ammeter gauges. The twin cam engine was 1600 cubic centimeter 2T-G or 2000 cubic centimeter 18 R-G. It also had a five-speed manual gearbox. The car had 2.4L I4 natural aspiration, cruise control, and center console. It had a console-mounted rocker switch.

Toyota Celica had its badges slightly different wheel arches. It was said that it featured chrome and black rubber bumpers. The engine's durability had a better engine which over 1.5 liters threshold. The car's body chassis is less luxurious in the interior but firmer in suspension.

Celica Convertible was a premium and a limited-production product which production reaching 4,498 units and the 1985 GT-S Coupe sold for $11,199 and the Liftback for $11,549. It wasn't a best seller but it turns to the best sports car in the history of Toyota.


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