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Toyota Celica

Celica RA40 (Mk2 Series II)

1 Nov 1979

A new nose featuring square headlights, big plastic bumpers, revised tail-lights, a refreshed, quieter cabin and improved seats summed up the RA40 Series II upgrade for 1980.

The 2.0-litre engine’s output remained at 63kW.

In early 1981 Toyota tackled the Celica’s below-par ride and handling properties with TST, a suspension tuning upgrade that was more of a cynical attempt to cash in on Holden’s successful Radial Tuned Suspension program.

A total of 26,512 RA40 models made it to Australia from 1977 to 1981.

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