1985 Chevrolet Celebrity

1985 Chevrolet Celebrity sedan
The 1985 Celebrity was Chevrolet's second-best-selling car.

The 1985 Chevrolet Celebrity had only subtle changes to the model lineup. All models got 14-inch wheels and power brakes as standard equipment. Furthermore, coupes and sedans could now be "dressed up" with vinyl roofs, while wagons could wear simulated wood paneling.

Like other Chevrolets this year, there were also some engine modifications worth noting. The base 2.5-liter four got roller lifters but no more horsepower, holding steady at 92. The H.O. 2.8-liter V-6 got multi-port fuel injection to replace the former carburetor, dropping five horsepower in the transition, to 130. The "regular" 2.8-liter V-6 and 4.3-liter diesel remained unchanged at 112 and 85 horsepower, respectively. The four-speed manual was now available only with the four-cylinder engine (no longer with the H.O. V-6), with a three-speed automatic standard elsewhere. The two gas V-6s offered an optional four-speed automatic.

Prices were up about $400 this year, but sales kept climbing: from 276,500 in 1984 to 355,000 for 1985. That was enough to make Celebrity the second largest seller in Chevy's line, close on the heels of the Cavalier.

1985 Chevrolet Celebrity Estate wagon
All 1985 Celebrity wagons, like this Estate model,
were five-doors.

1985 Chevrolet Celebrity Facts

Model

Weight range (lbs.)

Price range (new)

Number built

Celebrity

2,689-2,953

$8,102-$8,959

354,832

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