While the real first-generation Camry was a Japan-only Celica variation, the very first time the Camry showed up in American Toyota display rooms was when the second-gen cars and truck turned up in very early 1983 (and also I have actually taken care of to discover among the extremely initial US-market Camrys in a Denver junkyard). While the Camry has actually been offered just in four-door car type given that the 1997 design year (when the brief Camry sports car and also the a lot more effective Camry terminal wagon were terminated), the 1983-1986 Camry can be acquired right here in both car and also liftback arrangements. A lot of American customers selected the car, and also I have actually had the ability to discover several of those homely-but-reliable vehicles throughout my junkyard takes a trip. The Camry liftbacks have actually been a lot more evasive, though I have located one with more than 300,000 miles on the odometer. Today’s Junkyard Treasure isn’t rather as well-traveled, yet it flaunts lots of glamorous (by the requirements of the center 1980 s) choices.
Toyota mosted likely to six-digit odometers throughout the very early 1980 s, and also I’m constantly wanting to discover an odometer with a crazy-high analysis when I find a very early Camry (though the greatest odometer analysis I have actually located on a junkyard Toyota was seen in a 1988 Tercel 4WD wagon). No such good luck right here.
The much-weathered 2008 Obama project sticker labels recommend that this cars and truck was parked for great at some factor a lot more than a years back; typically, any type of junkyard cars and truck with ’08 political election sticker labels will certainly have ’12 ones.
Since hand-operated transmissions of the 1980 s supplied better gas economic situation than automatics (and also can include greater than 10% to the out-the-door expense of a brand-new cars and truck), the sort of budget-conscious American cars and truck consumers that purchased 1983-1986 Camrys mainly prevented the slushboxes. This cars and truck has the unusual automated; at the very least it was a four-speed.
This cars and truck is filled, with cooling that allows you jam econo.
Power mirrors, a back wiper-washer, cruise ship control, the jobs! Oddly, the initial buyer of this cars and truck decreased to obtain the power home windows and also locks.
The Camry Liftback was changed by the Camry Wagon for the 1987 design year, and also sales of the larger, plusher V20 Camry truly removed right here then.
J.D. Power ranked it as one of the most hassle-free brand-new cars and truck of 1986.