The Truth About Cars » 1980 Toyota Celica http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Tue, 28 Jul 2015 22:00:58 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.2 The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. The Truth About Cars no The Truth About Cars editors@ttac.com editors@ttac.com (The Truth About Cars) 2006-2009 The Truth About Cars The Truth About Cars » 1980 Toyota Celica http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/themes/ttac-theme/images/logo.gif http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com 1980 Toyota Celica Supra MkI Curbside Classic Found and Returned! http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/06/1980-toyota-celica-supra-mki-curbside-classic-found-and-returned/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/06/1980-toyota-celica-supra-mki-curbside-classic-found-and-returned/#comments Mon, 08 Jun 2015 17:55:40 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1087873 The stolen multi-generational single-family 1980 Toyota Celica Supra we reported on in May has been returned to its rightful owners. Lois writes: Hey! The car was recovered! In Eugene OR. Plates gone, ignition messed up, but otherwise in good condition! I am sure getting it back was a group effort! Please let your readers know. It’s […]

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The stolen multi-generational single-family 1980 Toyota Celica Supra we reported on in May has been returned to its rightful owners.

Lois writes:

Hey! The car was recovered! In Eugene OR. Plates gone, ignition messed up, but otherwise in good condition!

I am sure getting it back was a group effort! Please let your readers know. It’s garaged now waiting to go to shop to fix ignition tamper.

This is my son right after meeting with police at the spot it was left. No news on who, all prints were wiped down.

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Cool note: officer told my son he remembered the model because his brother had one like it.

We’re glad you have your car back, Lois!

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Junkyard Find: 1980 Toyota Celica Coupe http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/02/junkyard-find-1980-toyota-celica-coupe/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/02/junkyard-find-1980-toyota-celica-coupe/#comments Thu, 09 Feb 2012 01:00:10 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=429902 The Malaise Era Celica sold very well in the United States as a fuel-efficient-yet-reasonably-sporty commuter vehicle. They were very reliable (by the not-very-high standards of the time), cheap, and easy to repair. Even so, nearly all of them are gone now, save for a few survivors that hung on long enough to stay out of […]

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The Malaise Era Celica sold very well in the United States as a fuel-efficient-yet-reasonably-sporty commuter vehicle. They were very reliable (by the not-very-high standards of the time), cheap, and easy to repair. Even so, nearly all of them are gone now, save for a few survivors that hung on long enough to stay out of the junkyards until the second decade of the 21st century. Here’s an ’80 that I found at a Northern California self-serve yard last week.
When did Toyota drop the “Celica Dragon” emblem?
I neglected to photograph the 20R engine under the hood, but let’s contemplate the idea of a sporty car with such a truck-ish powerplant. Yes, the R engines were just about impossible to kill, verging on Chrysler Slant Six-grade levels of abuse tolerance, but they were better-suited to dragging a Hilux loaded with a dozen AK-wielding mujahideen through the Khyber Pass than for the smooth-running/high-revving exploits you want for a sports car. At least Celica owners got full gauges.
And this luxurious ashtray!
This car was a runner until very recently, if we are to judge by this not-yet-expired Berkeley parking permit. Perhaps the car was found parked in the wrong residential area and towed away with extreme prejudice; that’s how Berkeley rolls when it comes to parking enforcement.

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