We’ve all experienced the feeling of something you love being canceled or pulled off the shelf. Whether it’s a TV show or your favorite makeup item, it’s not a good feeling knowing you’ll never see that product again. A lot of people felt that way with the Toyota Celica! This classic Toyota sports car was a fan favorite for over three decades before its time on the assembly line ended.
Well, we might have some good news for fans of the Celica. Toyota recently filed an application to use the Celica name as a trademark. This might mean we will be getting new information regarding the beloved Toyota sports car! Thanks to the information of the trademark being released, the staff at Toyota of Clermont is thinking about this fan favorite once again. So why not revisit what makes this the Toyota Celica so special?
A brief history on this fan favorite Toyota sports car
The Celica is a classic Toyota sports car that never lost its appeal. You’ll still find people today in Clermont that would like to have this model back in production. Here are some important details about the Celica to give you a blast from the past.
The Celica timeline – This Toyota sports car was introduced in 1973 and were unlike anything else Toyota had produced. It made the Japanese company a contender in the sports car scene, especially since the Celica was pretty affordable. The original model was introduced as an ST, and the Celica Gt was on the market in 1974, with different body styles and features emerging with new incarnations up until its last model year of 2005.
Three body styles – Depending on your lifestyle, you’ll need a different type of car. That’s why some people have a Toyota Highlander and others have the Toyota 86 here in Clermont. Toyota wanted to make the Celica available for all. That’s why you could find it in a coupe, hatchback, and convertible design.
Top performance features – When you are looking at a Toyota sports car, you expect high levels of performance. That’s why the Celica introduced a 2.0L 4-cylinder engine in 1988. And let’s not forget that the Toyota Celica was introduced with rear-wheel drive.
Find a classic used Toyota at our Clermont dealership
Have you learned so much about the Toyota Celica that you want one of your own? While we may not have one constantly on the new car lot, they make an appearance in our Clermont used car inventory from time to time. Why not check out our dealership to see if we have one in stock?
You can check our used car inventory by visiting our website, but you can also visit us in person! Toyota of Clermont is located at 16851 State Road 50 in between the Florida Turnpike and Highway 27. You can also call ahead and see if we have what you’re looking for by calling us at (888) 590-6090.