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Chevrolet Celebrity

1983 Chevrolet Celebrity

1983 Chevrolet Celebrity 4-door sedan and 2-door coupe
Celebrity sales grew in 1983 as other Chevy models
suffered setbacks.

The 1983 Chevrolet Celebrity returned in its second model year with only slight changes. (Because the mid-size Celebrity's first model debuted in January of 1982, Chevy could have legally called it a 1983.) Electronic tuning was adopted for all optional radios, and the former eight-track tape player option was discon­tinued.

Powertrain choices carried on from before, though the 4.3-liter diesel V-6 that was listed for 1982 but not widely available (if at all), became a regular option at the start of the 1983 model year. None of the available engines were able to move the 2800-pound Celebrity with much verve, but the gas V-6 (a $150 option) was considered adequate for the purpose, and the diesel engine ($500 extra) smoother and quieter than most.

Celebrity's debut season was short, and in its first full year sales totaled about 140,000 -- not a particularly impressive showing for a Chevrolet, and this despite a slight drop in prices. But as the mid-size Malibu began to be phased out and the compact Citation accrued a worsening repair record, the Celebrity would become one of Chevy's -- and the country's -- top sellers.

1983 Chevrolet Celebrity 2-door coupe
Celebrity coupes sold less than 20,000 units for 1983.

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