Friday, April 25, 2014

How '80s Can a Car Get?

Toyota Celica TRON Edition
THIS is the answer to the question "How '80s can a car get?" Look at the awesome angular styling on this either 1984 or 1985 Toyota Celica GT! Both Toyota and Datsun/Nissan loved their rulers and T-squares in this era. Seriously; try to find a curve anywhere on this "Light Topaz Metallic" ride.
In 1984 there was a two-tone paint option with Light Topaz on top and Brown on the bottom; this just may be an example of that bold combination (which would nail down the year as well).
I love the angry taillights on this model.
These are some of the last Toyotas with the classic front-engine rear-wheel-drive layout. The extremely durable 22R motor under the hood would still be breathing through a carburetor when this left the factory. Being a serious car geek I can't help but think that these wheels originally belonged to a Corolla, but I could be wrong. The wheels I equate to Celicas of this vintage are just as awesomely angular as the rest of the car.
 This little gem is holding it's own in Gowanus, though it's not passing anybody with the automatic transmission I spotted through the window. Great car that will run forever if you can keep the rust away as the owner of this ride obviously has.

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