The GT was the top trim level available on the Celica, and was available in both Sport coupe (shown here) or liftback. The “ST” was the cheapest model, and was only available as a coupe
Regardless of what trim was chosen, all 2nd generation Celicas came with the same 20R engine (except for 1981, which received the larger 22R engine)
Curb weight of the GT Sport coupe (shown here) is 2,500 lbs
To reduce NVH, a shock absorber is used to isolate the engine from the cabin
1979 was the first year of the Celica Supra. Supras featured 6 cylinder engines and were substantially more expensive
Key Model Year Changes:
The 2nd generation Celica is broken down into two series: Series A (1978-early 1979) with the round headlights. Series B (Aug-1979 though 1981) featured square Halogen headlights
Series B facelift includes new long-range tungsten Halogen headlights (square), new tail lights, new side view mirrors, new hood and hood ornament, and more. The updated interior features new seats (wider and more adjustability), new 4 spoke steering wheel, new center console, a quartz clock, and more
Interior now features an illuminated entry system, maintaining the interior lights long enough for drivers to start the car at night
The following year (1981) was the first year of the bigger (2.4L) “22R” engine – the same found in Toyota’s pickup truck and 4Runner
*SAE rated from factory. May not reflect current output.
*Performance numbers pulled from either the factory brochure or reputable automotive road tests.
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