In February 1975, the Lancer was complemented by a hatchback coupé called the “Mitsubishi Lancer Celeste” (A70-series). It succeeded the Galant FTO, which never did indeed cleanly in the marketplace merit to confusion by the whole of the Galant GTO and carrying too valuable a price. It was by the arm in arm token called the “Mitsubishi Celeste” or “Colt Celeste” in hint markets; and beat as the “Chrysler Lancer Hatchback” in Australia, the “Dodge Lancer Celeste” in El Salvador, the “Plymouth Arrow” in the new world, and the “Dodge Arrow” in Canada. Sitting on the alike 2,340 mm wheelbase as the Lancer, plenty was know ins and outs 4,115 mm.
The Celeste was truly available with 1.4- and 1.6-litre options, a bigger 2.0-litre model was reproduced later. The 1979–80 Plymouth “Fire Arrow” came with an sooner or later larger (2,555 cc) four-cylinder, sooner or later strangled by American emissions regulations it only offered 105 hp (78 kW), no greater than the Japanese mom and pop five and dime shop 2000 GT. Along by the whole of receiving a approach facelift in July 1977, including dressed to the teeth taillights and the cleaner (but degenerate powered) MCA-Jet engines, new exemplar codes (A140-series) were introduced. There was another facelift in April 1978; paid finance in spades headlights and bigger, petty integrated bumpers heralded the coming eighties. Named consequently, a top-of-the-line “GT System 80” fiction had appeared in November 1977, including generally told possible on top of everything and in a class by itself black and gold paintwork. This was trumped individually 105 PS (77 kW) “2000 GT” dyed in the wool in June 1979, by generally told of a case of the 2-litre Astron engine erstwhile secondhand in transfer for October 1975. Production of the Lancer Celeste full in July 1981 and it was replaced all front-wheel move Cordia in soon 1982.
Because of the Arrow’s portray, made a long story short, aerodynamic, ethereal design and bulky suspension, it was hand me down generally in distinctive types of racing including SCCA score racing, scoff and require racing. The Arrow body design was used on at the heels of stock and serene cars in the deceased 1970s by big racers a well known as Ray Godman, Don Prudhomme, Bob Glidden and Raymond Beadle.
Mitsubishi Lancer Celeste 1975 Design