Window Louvers Aren't Enough To Save This 1976 Toyota Celica ST

Murilee Martin
by Murilee Martin
window louvers aren t enough to save this 1976 toyota celica st

Remember window louvers? They were sort of terrible, yet it’s still interesting to see them on a quasi-sporty Malaise Era car. This Celica ST’s louvers will soon be ground up and digested by The Crusher.

It’s sad to see another 20R about to get crushed. These engines should be immortal!

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  • J Sutherland J Sutherland on Dec 29, 2010

    That's too bad-the hardest 70s Celica to find is one that isn't a pile of reddish colored dust. This one should have been saved...

  • Obbop Obbop on Dec 30, 2010

    20R. Exhaust manifold cracked--- check 20R.

  • Zerofoo The UAW understands that this is their last stand. Their future consists of largely robot assembled EVs that contain far fewer parts. Factories moving to southern "right to work" states and factories moving to the southern-most state of Mexico.I don't think lights-out auto factories are on the horizon, but UAW demands might move those automated manufacturing process timelines up.McDonalds opened a fully automated restaurant in Texas in 2022 in response to a $15/hour minimum wage demand. I'm fairly certain that at $130/hr - fully robotic car factories start to make sense.
  • Redapple2 Cherry 20 yr old Defenders are $100,000 +. Til now.
  • Analoggrotto So UAW is singling out Ford, treating them slightly better in order to motivate the entire effort. Mildly Machiavellian but this will cost them dearly in the future. The type of ill will and betrayal the Detroit-3 must be feeling right now will be the utter demise of UAW. I just hope that this tribulation is not affecting Mary Barra's total hotness.
  • Redapple2 I guessed they were ~$150,000. Maybe attainable.
  • Redapple2 want one.