1984 Toyota Celica GT

It's been a never-ending challenge to find old Japanese cars for this series, but (in the months since the readers applied their Stamp-O-Approval to early-80s Japanese DOTS cars) I've been able to find a few of these Late Malaise Toyotas on Alameda's streets. This '84 Celica is somewhat frayed around the edges, but still in solid running condition.

1984 Toyota Celica GT


This is the high-end GT model, with plenty of mid-1980s attitude (and- most likely- 300,000 miles available in its 22R engine).

1984 Toyota Celica GT


This car's styling has held up well with the passage of 24 years; even today, it's got the looks to make your robotic alien mailbox say "Nice Car!"

1984 Toyota Celica GT


Back in the day, I recall thinking this rear marker-light treatment looked pretty goofy... and I still think so now.

1984 Toyota Celica GT


What is the symbol on this ornament supposed to represent? Back when we were looking at a '77 Celica, some commenters felt it was a swan, while others saw a dragon.



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