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Chevrolet Celebrity


1986 Chevrolet Celebrity

1986 Chevrolet Celebrity Eurosport package
The 1986 Celebrity became the best-selling car in the
United States.

The 1986 Chevrolet Celebrity entered the model year with a new front-end appearance featuring a finely louvered grille and a revised rear-end treatment with three rectangular lamps on each side. A bench seat became standard on all models, and inflatable rear shocks were offered on the coupe and sedan.

Officially signalling the end of an era, the costly, unpopular, and trouble-prone diesel engine option was dropped. That left the base throttle-body-injected 2.5-liter four with 92 horsepower, the carbu­reted 2.8-liter V-6 with 112 horsepower, and the H.O. port-injected 2.8 with 125 horsepower -- down five from the year before. Only the four-cylinder was available with a four-speed manual transmission, the other engines offering either a three-speed automatic (optional with the four) or a four-speed automatic.

Though prices were up by $600 or so, Celebrity continued its recent run of popularity. For what was becoming a rather dated design (especially next to the new "aero-styled" Taurus over at rival Ford), the Celebrity tallied up an impressive sales total -- nearly 405,000 for 1986 -- though that was surely helped by the demise of the Citation II.

1986 Chevrolet Celebrity 2-door coupe
The 1986 Celebrity offered good value, adequate performance
and reasonable utility.

1986 Chevrolet Celebrity Facts

Model

Weight range (lbs.)

Price range (new)

Number built

Celebrity

2,689-2,912

$8,735-$9,931

404,883

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