Celica Best Of

I’ve gone down an internet rabbit hole this morning in search for the perfect old school Toyota Celica. First, a brief history of the 1st Generation Toyota Celica:

The first Celica for North America, 1971 ST was powered by 1.9-liter 8R engine. The 1972–1974 models have 2.0-liter 18R-C engines. For 1975–77, the engine for the North American Celica is the 2.2-liter 20R. The Celica GT and LT models were introduced in the US for the 1974 model year. The top-line GT included a 5-speed manual transmission, rocker panel GT stripes, and styled steel wheels with chrome trim rings. The LT was marketed as an economy model.

Keep scrolling to see an ad (from Time Magazine) for the ’71 (1’st Generation) Toyota Celica ST, an episode of Jay Leno’s Garage featuring the ’71 Celica, and my favorite blue Celica GT.

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