Let’s remember the 1st generation.
Here is a rare early design sketch of the first car.
Of course they toned it down, and made it look more like a Mustang copy.
This is a cool picture of an early clay model.
The production model stayed pretty close.
The fastback version, introduced later, was an even more blatant copy of the Mustang.
One of my roommate in the 80’s had a 1st generation Celica ST he had bought new many years before.
Many good times spent in that car.
It also seemed to run forever and ever….
No matter what they say, the Scion Tc is not a true replacement. The Tc is a good car, but has no style whatsoever.
The Celica was all about style.