The 3rd gen “A60” Celica (1981-1985) is the final Celica to employ RWD. After August 1985, the Celica is front wheel drive only
The GT-S (RA65) was the top-of-the-line model (underneath the Supra), featuring bigger 14″wheels, fender flares, independent rear suspension w/ gas filled shocks, and a “sport” interior (sport seats, leather wrapped steering wheel, and leather shift knob
Most of these GT-S parts came from the Supra, which happens to be based off of the Celica. In fact, both cars are nearly identical from the windshield back (in hatchback form)
The Celica Supra was the GT version of the Celica, with a stretched wheelbase and unique front facia. Crucially, the Supra comes with a 2.8L inline 6
On the other hand, the A60 Celica features Toyota’s 22-RE engine (the “E” denotes fuel injection, which was installed in 1982. Prior to that, the engine was simply referred to as the 22-R). This 2.4L goes down as the biggest engine ever offered in a Celica
Key Model Year Changes:
First year of the hidden retractable headlights
Redesigned front grille
Updated tail lights
In the following year (1985), the 22-RE engine received a significant redesign. Power was bumped by 11 hp, and torque by 3 ft/lbs (peak torque now occurs 800 RPM later)
The redesign was significant enough that many parts from the 1985+ 22-RE are not compatible with previous year engines (such as cylinder head, block, pistons, timing chain/cover, etc)
One owner – grandfather bought it new in 1984
73k original miles
Rare factory leather
A few scratches and door dings
Nothing has been altered or modified since 1984 with the exception of the brand new tires and maintenance
A true Toyota classic in all original condition!
Location: La Mirada, California – (more photos below)
*SAE rated from factory. May not reflect current output.
*Performance numbers pulled from either the factory brochure or reputable automotive road tests.
*Base price when new does not reflect original MSRP of this particular car, nor does it reflect what the original owner paid for it.
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