The Truth About Cars » Chevrolet Celebrity http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Thu, 23 Apr 2015 20:00:25 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0.1 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 is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. The Truth About Cars » Chevrolet Celebrity http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/themes/ttac-theme/images/logo.gif http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com Junkyard Find: 1989 Chevrolet Celebrity Eurosport Sedan http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/03/junkyard-find-1989-chevrolet-celebrity-eurosport-sedan/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/03/junkyard-find-1989-chevrolet-celebrity-eurosport-sedan/#comments Thu, 12 Mar 2015 13:00:56 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1020529 Since we had a 1989 General Motors Junkyard Find yesterday, let’s look at another 1989 GM car today. The Chevrolet Celebrity, sold for the 1982 through 1990 model years, was one of those cars that disappeared from our memories without much of a trace. The Celebrity wasn’t as spectacularly bad as the Chevy Citation and […]

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16 - 1989 Chevrolet Celebrity Eurosport Down on the Junkyard - Picture courtesy of Murilee MartinSince we had a 1989 General Motors Junkyard Find yesterday, let’s look at another 1989 GM car today. The Chevrolet Celebrity, sold for the 1982 through 1990 model years, was one of those cars that disappeared from our memories without much of a trace. The Celebrity wasn’t as spectacularly bad as the Chevy Citation and its corporate siblings, but nobody loved it (except for these guys) and most examples were fed into the cold steel jaws of The Crusher before the 1990s were over. Here’s an example from the sedan’s final year of production.
01 - 1989 Chevrolet Celebrity Eurosport Down on the Junkyard - Picture courtesy of Murilee MartinThe Eurosport package got you black window trim and an allegedly stiffer suspension. My parents— loyal buy-American Midwesterners who wanted to stick with Detroit cars— bought an ’85 Celebrity Eurosport new, and that car was the last Detroit machine they’d ever purchase. Coming on the heels of a particularly miserable Ford Granada, the unreliable, unpleasant-to-drive Celebrity forced them into the waiting arms of Honda and Toyota, where they have remained ever since. Repeat this process with a tens of millions of Americans like my parents during the 1970s and 1980s and it’s easy to see how GM’s image ended up in such a deep sinkhole for so long.
09 - 1989 Chevrolet Celebrity Eurosport Down on the Junkyard - Picture courtesy of Murilee Martin85 mph speedometers were no longer required in 1989, but some cars kept them.


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Junkyard Find: 1985 Chevrolet Celebrity Eurosport Wagon http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/09/junkyard-find-1985-chevrolet-celebrity-eurosport-wagon/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/09/junkyard-find-1985-chevrolet-celebrity-eurosport-wagon/#comments Mon, 10 Sep 2012 13:00:42 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=459606 The midsize Celebrity came between the rear-drive Malibu and the Lumina, went through only one generation, and has been largely forgotten by now. Most examples got crushed before the turn of the century, and the wagons have become especially rare. Here’s a Celebrity wagon with the not-very-European Eurosport option package, spotted at a San Francisco […]

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The midsize Celebrity came between the rear-drive Malibu and the Lumina, went through only one generation, and has been largely forgotten by now. Most examples got crushed before the turn of the century, and the wagons have become especially rare. Here’s a Celebrity wagon with the not-very-European Eurosport option package, spotted at a San Francisco Bay Area self-serve yard.
The Eurosport Celebrity got black window trim, a black steering wheel, and an allegedly stiffer suspension.
The clattery, bone-shakingly miserable Iron Duke pushrod four-cylinder engine was standard equipment in the Celebrity for ’85, but this one has the optional fuel-injected 2.8 V6.
Remember when The General went in for kicky sans-serif typeface for gauges?
Yes, the Eurosport had rear drums with crude balance weights.
My mother bought an Iron Duke-powered ’85 Celebrity Eurosport sedan while I was off at college, and I recall borrowing the thing during a holiday visit and being stunned by the irredeemable terribleness of the car (my name for it was the “UrineSport”). Approximately 17 minutes out of warranty, the car developed multiple costly drivetrain problems, all the window regulators and door-lock mechanisms broke, the heater core burst, and so on. As a result, that Celebrity was the last Detroit car my parents ever bought.
Still, this one managed to survive for 27 years.

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