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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