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1981 Toyota Celica Overview


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1981 Toyota Celica Overview

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1981 Toyota Celica

The 1981 Celica was mostly unchanged from the previous year, when it got a new front end including restyled headlights and bumpers.

The 1981 Toyota Celica was available as a coupe ST and GT and a hatchback GT. The engine got a small boost for that year, going from a 2.2-liter to a 2.4-liter, four-cylinder engine with 96-horsepower.

Drivers of the 1981 Toyota Celica praise it for its typical Toyota reliability and longevity. The 1981 Celica is popular for racing, with most drivers upgrading their Celicas with custom modifications. However, owners say even the stock 1981 Celica has plenty of pickup, although it will not get to very high maximum speeds. The 1981 Celica is prone to rust.


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Toyota Celica Questions


How Much Is My 1981 Toyota Celica Worth

70000 miles no dent everything original inside may need a little help

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Does Anyone Out There Know Were To Find A Rear Window For A 1981 2 Door Car...

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Toyota Celica 1981 - Tail Lights And Side Markers

Hi, I have a 1981 Celice Coupe (Chassis RA40) I am looking for Tail LIghts and side markers (both of each lens) Let me know if anybody have them Regards

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Tail Light For Toyota Celica 1981

I looking for tail light for my toyota and i cant find it... does anybody can help me?

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02 Sensor

I have a 81 liftback with 63000 miles, real nice car, anyway, I changed the 02 sensor, but no one seems to know how to make sensor light go out any advice?

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