By on February 17, 2014

05 - 1978 Toyota Celica Down on the Junkyard - Picture courtesy of Murilee MartinThe first- and second-generation Toyota Celica was to my generation of freshly-minted California drivers (I got my license in 1982) what the early Ford Mustang was to those born a decade earlier: fairly inexpensive and sensible, but still sporty enough to make you feel cool. I drove a ’69 Corona four-door, possibly the uncoolest car a teenager could own at the time, which was to the Celica in 1982 as the six-cylinder Fairlane sedan was to the Mustang in 1972. These days, of course, all the rear-wheel-drive Celicas are considered worth having… unless they’re in rough condition, in which case they are worth little more than scrap value. Here’s an unrusty-but-still-battered ’78, done up in painfully-late-70s Crisis of Confidence Mustard Yellow, sitting in a Denver self-serve yard. (Read More…)

Recent Comments

  • dal20402: The number of accidents didn’t decline, but the severity sure did. A rear-end tap is far preferable...
  • markf: “Here in Denver, the second bigger purveyor of these stupid money-grab machines is the city of Aurora....
  • 28-Cars-Later: I’m on board with your truth bomb but the politics of the area seem to skew 50%+ to the other...
  • Dan: Since the cameras went up en masse here traffic enforcement by actual cop pretty well stopped entirely. The...
  • ajla: It’s like the guy with the 10 inch wang saying it’s 10.5 inches. Or something like that. I...

New Car Research

Get a Free Dealer Quote

Who We Are

  • Adam Tonge
  • Bozi Tatarevic
  • Corey Lewis
  • Mark Baruth
  • Ronnie Schreiber