wildmanjoe

21,000 Mile 1982 Chevrolet Celebrity

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wildmanjoe    21

Link: http://minneapolis.craigslist.org/ank/cto/3090136822.html

2 Door Coupe, 2.5L 4 Cylinder, Automatic Trans

Deluxe CL Package with Bucket Seats and Center Console

One Owner

Absolutely Showroom Condition!

Never Seen a Winter

Always Garaged Since New

Ziebart Rustproofed and Undercoated When New

Stored Since 2000

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ocnblu    772

Interesting vehicle from a difficult time at GM. Attractive FWD proportions weren't their forte in those early days of wrong-wheel drive.

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bobo    91

The FWD A-bodies weren't bad for what they were, the follow-up to the disastrous FWD X-bodies, at a difficult time in the nation in the aftermath of the fuel crisis. Too bad the A-bodies just kind of lingered and lingered and lingered (except for the Celebrity), kind of like the W-bodies but without the major updates.

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ocnblu    772

And today I might see (and hear, with the 60-degree V6 burble) at least half a dozen Cieras or Centurys still navigating the mean streets.

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Interesting..haven't seen an early A-body in forever, let alone a 2dr one. So GM had a 2.5 4cyl 30 years ago, just like today.. :)

One thing interesting about the proportions and styling...look how long the hood and decklid are compared to FWD models of today...and all the glass, probably has excellent outward visibility..

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ocnblu    772

Yup, and now sitting in a car is like being hunkered down in a bunker. To meet crash standards. Which in turn leads to the need for electronic nannies to ding from the dashboard when we get too close to something. Ridiculous.

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