From the starting of North American gross sales for the 1983 model calendar year, the Toyota Camry could be bought as a 4-doorway sedan or (from 1987 via 1996) as a 4-door station wagon… apart from for a brief minute for the duration of the middle 1990s, when a flirting-with-sportiness Camry coupe was readily available. With the passing of a quarter-century since the final new Camry Coupe rolled out of a Toyota showroom, these vehicles have become unheard of sights these days. Here is a first-design-year ’94 Camry LE V6 coupe in a Denver vehicle graveyard.
Absolutely sure, a Camry Solara coupe was made for the 1999-2008 model yrs, but its Camry origins acquired reducing emphasis with each passing 12 months and its aspirations to coolness just seemed frivolous. The real Camry coupe, which was a appropriate more affordable-than-its-sedan-counterpart transportation equipment exhibiting little frivolity, was developed in Kentucky for just the 1994 via 1996 design a long time.
This a single is a rather snazzy LE V6 model, which sat just under the major-shelf SE V6 Camry in 1994. Listing cost of the LE V6 coupe was $21,588, although its sedan counterpart expense $21,878 (about $39,435 and $39,965 in 2021 pounds, respectively). In a perception, the Camry coupe was anything like the “small business coupes” that Detroit sold in the center 20th century: more simple and improved-seeking than the four-door and sporting a decreased price tag tag. Honda continued offering Accord coupes in this article all the way by means of 2017, so the formulation stayed at the very least semi-feasible for quite a few many years.
In accurate Camry fashion, this car stayed on the street until eventually its odometer reached a quite remarkable figure. In actuality, it required just yet another 57 miles to strike the magical 250k-mile mark. Not very as properly-traveled as, say, a certain 1988 Tercel 4WD wagon I identified in the same property, but respectable.
With 188 horsepower, this 3.-liter V6 made the 3,064-pound Camry coupe reasonably speedy (in a smart, Camry-proper way). The more affordable 2.2-liter 4-banger manufactured just 130 horses.
I have created it my personal junkyard quest to discover the most up-to-date probable Camry geared up with a manual transmission while new three-pedal Camrys ended up offered in this article — in idea — through 2012, the latest discarded case in point I’ve managed to find was a 2000 Camry CE. As considerably as I can convey to, American Camry prospective buyers could not get a V6 auto with a manual in 1994 (the latest guide V6 Camry I have managed to uncover was a 1990 product).
With two doorways, you get less opportunity leaks and rattles as well as significantly less wind sounds, at the price of a lot more challenging back-seat accessibility. Many 1994-1996 Camry customers observed that formulation appealing, but most of these autos have been used up by now.
So romantic… and so American!
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