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Hi folks, found this website while I was hunting for pictures of my first car that I bought used in 1984. It was a 1981 Celica Silhouette 10th anniversay edition. Colour was dark Charcoal, had a white interior, steel sliding sunroof, supra stereo, and the brushed aluminum B-pillar said Silhouette on it. Also had factory aluminum wheels.

For the life of me I can't find anything about this car anywhere. Does anyone have any info on it? Was it limited to Canada only?

Thanks in advance!
 

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I had seen that in my search, but the silhouette was a liftback, 5 dpeed, and white vinyl interior. The aluminum wheels were like a 5 spoke design. Same stereo though, LOL those pics bring back some memories. I'm going to have to try and find some old film pic's of it. I'm sure they must be around somewhere.
 

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1980 gt usgp

This is the only other Celica that was different, 1980 GT USGP. I have one in blue. They only made this one in 1980.


















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That’s the car, except as I said the color. Same interior, as I said before the B pillar was a brushed aluminum cap and said Celica with Silhouette under it. Also that brushed aluminum cap transitioned across the roof, at least from what I can remember. Also I think under the door edge guard moulding there were like 10 or so pin stripes of varying thicknesses with a symbol of a swan just behind the door.

I bet that Toyota didn't sell all the USGP cars and decided to get rid of those parts in Canada. Just used a different colour paint and badges and they were done.
 

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Hi folks, found this website while I was hunting for pictures of my first car that I bought used in 1984. It was a 1981 Celica Silhouette 10th anniversay edition. Colour was dark Charcoal, had a white interior, steel sliding sunroof, supra stereo, and the brushed aluminum B-pillar said Silhouette on it. Also had factory aluminum wheels.

For the life of me I can't find anything about this car anywhere. Does anyone have any info on it? Was it limited to Canada only?

Thanks in advance!
Hey. I had one of these. Purchased it in Newfoundland new in April 1981 for $10,228.00 plus tax. Loved this car. wrapped it around a pole a few months later. The road was wet and it is extremely light on the back. Fishtailed when stopping for a yellow/red light on wet pavement. It was my first standard shift, so that had something to do with it. Send me your email address and I will send you a couple of pictures. FYI this was only sold in Canada and there were only 500. The US also had a 10th anniversary edition, however it was not a liftback - it was called a Sunchaser.
 

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I just bought this car a few months ago, still have it, not looking to sell it, unless you give me a handsome offer. It's technically my second car however I didn't insure my first car or drive it much for that matter so i guess this may as well be considered my first car, however that's besides the point. Am looking to do much work to this car, should be a wicked head turner in my opinion. Love the car, haven't even put it on the road yet however. Looking for a brake kit before doing so as my current brakes are really worn down. Anyhow I'll keep this spiel to a minimum. Can send pics if you need.
 

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I would like to discuss the 1981 Toyota Celica GT Liftback 10th Anniversary edition Silhouette sold in Canada. Charcoal Grey - Brushed aluminum B Pillar extending across roof - 500 produced - manual sunroof - white vinyl seats and doors - 5 speed.

Can discuss on this site or [email protected]
 

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I too would like to discuss this car. Does anyone know how to find production numbers or even how many are left?
Hi there, I have the exact car that rickettierick has described, right down to the pin-stripped rocker panel and the swan logo. I used it as my primary vehicle for a few years (1984-1990) and it's been stored in a drive shed ever since. It hasn't run in 15+ years, the tires are flat and there's some rust but I though it was unique enough to keep and not get rid of it.
I emailed Toyota Canada in 2016 and they advised me that based on the VIN, that the trim level of my vehicle is simply Celica 3-Door L/B GTS 5M.
I wonder if it worth something?
I've never seen another car like this on the road or online. Is it worth something?
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Is it worth something?
running Celica of that era are usually going for $5-9k a barn find could be worth that much, or possibly less depending on what the condition is.

I have been looking for one like this, and I realize that I'm new here, but depending on where you are, I'm interested in buying if you're interested in selling.
 

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running Celica of that era are usually going for $5-9k a barn find could be worth that much, or possibly less depending on what the condition is.

I have been looking for one like this, and I realize that I'm new here, but depending on where you are, I'm interested in buying if you're interested in selling.
Hi Sturmey,
it was my intention to restore this vehicle when I parked it 15+ years ago but as time has passed I've come to the realisation that it's not likely to happen. I'd love for it to go to someone who might have a better chance of making it happen so yes, I'd be interested in selling.
The car is currently in a drive shed in Prince Edward County, Ontario. That's between Toronto and Kingston, due south of Belleville.
 

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That's a beautiful restoration. I got in touch with 81 Silouhette and finally did buy the car he had in his shed. I've got the back end apart right now and I'm cleaning up the rust and putting new seals, brakes, etc. into it. Just got word that a Lokka that I ordered is coming as well, so I'll be laying two black strips eventually. (Lokka is a pain to deal with, but it's either that or a spool)

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It's going to be a while yet, but by next week the back end should be on it's wheels again. oh yeah, I had the wheels redone as well, they look fantastic.
 
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