What have we here?
On my daily commute to the office, I sometimes take a bus route that has me walking the last half mile to my office from the bus stop. Last week, while cutting through the parking lot of an office park, I spied this little number sitting by its lonesome near the street.
This appears to be a 1976 Celica. I’ll be the first to tell you I don’t know much about these cars, but this is clearly a good example of a first generation Celica. I can also tell you it has an automatic transmission, and the interior is all original.
This is clearly a survivor, and needs a little body work. The quarter window on the driver’s side has gone missing, replaced by cardboard and the handyman’s secret weapon, duct tape.
Again, the back end looks a little awkward with the huge bumper (so does the front end, really), but overall I really like the look of this car. It’s small without looking like a compact, but not so small that it can’t wear the long hood/short trunk proportions well. What do you think of this little car?
(Oh, and the ducks? They live here. Behind them in the first image is a building, which actually sits over a small lake, as does the adjacent seafood restaurant. Yes, these birds are fat and happy.)