1989, 1990 Chevrolet Celebrity

1989 Chevrolet Celebrity Eurosport
The 1989 Chevrolet Celebrity did not come in a two-door version
-- the model lured only 12,000 buyers the previous year.

The 1989 Chevrolet Celebrity came as a four-door sedan and five-door wagon, but neither were long for this world. After garnering less than 12,000 buyers for 1988, the two-door version of the Celebrity did not make a comeback for the 1989 model year.

Aside from the loss of the manual transmission "credit option" for the V-6, 1989 powertrain choices remained the same as before: a 98-horsepower 2.5-liter four with a three-speed automatic transmission and an optional 125-horsepower 2.8-liter V-6 that could be mated to either a three- or four-speed automatic. However, midyear brought a revised version of the 2.5-liter four boasting 110 horsepower.

With the new Lumina coupe and sedan effectively replacing their Celebrity counterparts, the wagon was the nameplate's sole representative for 1990, primarily because there was no Lumina version -- at least, not in that form. There was, however, a new Lumina APV minivan, and it would soon supplant the Celebrity wagon in Chevy's midsize lineup.

In its swan-song year, the wagon received a new powertrain offering. The optional V-6 grew from 2.8 liters and 125 horsepower to 3.1 liters and 135, and though a three-speed automatic remained standard, a four-speed automatic was newly optional.

Despite being based on the much-maligned X-car chassis, the Celebrity and its corporate A-body cousins fared well over their lengthy tenures. Celebrity topped the nation's sales charts in some years, and though the Pontiac 6000 dropped out after 1991, the Buick Century and Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera would survive through the mid-Nineties, sometimes leading their respective divisions in sales.

1989 Chevrolet Celebrity Eurosport
As in earlier years, the 1989 Celebrity Eurosport was the
flashiest Celebrity.

1989 Chevrolet Celebrity Facts

Model

Weight range (lbs.)

Price range (new)

Number built

Celebrity

2,751-2,928

$11,495-$12,960

201,661

1990 Chevrolet Celebrity Facts

Model

Weight (lbs.)

Price range (new)

Number built

Celebrity

2,954

$12,395-$12,645

NA

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