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 Post subject: 1982 Motor Trend Starion vs Supra vs 280zx vs RX7 vs 944
PostPosted: Tue Nov 23, 2010 7:37 pm 

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A fellow Starion owner, AutoBodyGod, purchased a September 1982 Motor Trend off Ebay and shared with us some preliminary scans:

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(Check out that torque!!)
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Interesting to see how the Starion compares to other models of the time. Boost was increased and a front mount intercooler added in later years bringing up the power, but displacement was not increased unlike the other models.

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 24, 2010 12:12 am 
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Very cool, thanks boss!

Really like the HP #'s for the V8's... nothing like the new 5.0 Mustang. :lol:


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 28, 2010 3:21 am 
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@Komeuppance: great post. amazing how the Starion makes these outputs w/ 4 cylinder turbo engine. would be also interesting to know the figures for the '1982 280z Turbo.


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 01, 2011 7:09 am 
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Pity they weren't using the 2.0 Starion with the 175hp 4G63.

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 01, 2011 10:18 am 
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Cool article. Nice to see some flatsides. :tu:

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 05, 2011 2:46 am 

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Here's a similar article from the April '83 issue of Road & Track

<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/52434741@N06/5326775690/" title="stariontest1 by Tyson_R, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5249/5326775690_68151a8b54_b.jpg" width="748" height="1024" alt="stariontest1"></a><a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/52434741@N06/5326775826/" title="stariontest2 by Tyson_R, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5083/5326775826_4cc0d76467_b.jpg" width="748" height="1024" alt="stariontest2"></a>

<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/52434741@N06/5326168477/" title="stariontest3 by Tyson_R, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5009/5326168477_84b1389975_b.jpg" width="748" height="1024" alt="stariontest3"></a><a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/52434741@N06/5326168349/" title="stariontest4 by Tyson_R, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5121/5326168349_faa426eff9_b.jpg" width="748" height="1024" alt="stariontest4"></a>

<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/52434741@N06/5326776204/" title="stariontest5 by Tyson_R, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5043/5326776204_2ff58c5675_b.jpg" width="741" height="1024" alt="stariontest5"></a><a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/52434741@N06/5326776320/" title="stariontest6 by Tyson_R, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5165/5326776320_0d10233140_b.jpg" width="748" height="1024" alt="stariontest6"></a>

<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/52434741@N06/5326168863/" title="stariontest7 by Tyson_R, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5041/5326168863_1c4dbdeb23_b.jpg" width="748" height="1024" alt="stariontest7"></a><a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/52434741@N06/5326776536/" title="stariontest8 by Tyson_R, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5281/5326776536_084020292c_b.jpg" width="748" height="1024" alt="stariontest8"></a>

<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/52434741@N06/5326169085/" title="stariontest9 by Tyson_R, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5242/5326169085_34881e060d_b.jpg" width="741" height="1024" alt="stariontest9"></a>


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 05, 2011 2:52 am 

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And some more data...

This is from an early US model
<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/52434741@N06/5326169281/" title="starionroadtest by Tyson_R, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5090/5326169281_b995b89ee8_b.jpg" width="748" height="1024" alt="starionroadtest"></a>

and an '85 or '86 (I'm not sure) ESi model
<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/52434741@N06/5326169357/" title="starionroadtest2 by Tyson_R, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5169/5326169357_22ef167133_b.jpg" width="1024" height="897" alt="starionroadtest2"></a>


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 08, 2011 8:40 pm 

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It's interesting what used to be considered acceptable accelleration/power for a sporty street car 30 odd years ago...

~150 horsepower & 16 second quarter miles.... :shock:


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 08, 2011 9:08 pm 

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What is crazier to me is how the "exotics" of the time were slower than a new US market V6 Toyota Camry :lol:


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 09, 2011 1:01 am 

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Woah, good info Tyson. I'll have to post up on the Starion forum. BTW, the last article you posted is for an 85.5 Starion, rare intercooled flat body (The specs aren't 100% accurate, but very close).

Salem hmm, what do you drive??

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 09, 2011 2:16 am 

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Currently I have a ford focus :lol: I used to have an atlantic blue '87 conquest that was stock and super clean but I was dumb and sold it :(... I've had a '78 subaru, '73 corolla, '80 rx7, etc the list goes on too long but nothing too cool at the moment. I always have my eyes peeled for something fun though! Oh and I have every r&t magazine from '70 through around '86 so if you need anything else I'm sure I can find time to scan some. :tu:


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 09, 2011 7:21 pm 

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Tyson wrote:
Currently I have a ford focus :lol: I used to have an atlantic blue '87 conquest that was stock and super clean but I was dumb and sold it :(... I've had a '78 subaru, '73 corolla, '80 rx7, etc the list goes on too long but nothing too cool at the moment. I always have my eyes peeled for something fun though! Oh and I have every r&t magazine from '70 through around '86 so if you need anything else I'm sure I can find time to scan some. :tu:


Ha, so you were the one that bought it. I remember passing by it a lot on north Lancaster. At the time I heard it was owned by a blonde lady, and that she was trying to sell it. Then it was gone and I'd never heard of it again. I'm guessing she sold it to you in 2004 or so?? It was an auto I think??

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 09, 2011 8:09 pm 

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No mine came from the original owner in Lebanon. It had a stick and 74K miles. That was in '06. Drove it for 2 years but I was afraid to modify it or even keep it at my apartment (kids playing outside) because it was just too nice. So I sold it to an older guy in Washington and haven't seen it since.


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 11, 2011 4:15 pm 

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Tyson wrote:
No mine came from the original owner in Lebanon. It had a stick and 74K miles. That was in '06. Drove it for 2 years but I was afraid to modify it or even keep it at my apartment (kids playing outside) because it was just too nice. So I sold it to an older guy in Washington and haven't seen it since.


Damn, another one over here in the NW. What part of WA?? People like that color because it's rare. It's a pretty cool color, but never will be as cool as black!!

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 14, 2011 9:52 pm 

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I believe he said Woodland, Washington. Not even sure where that is... I agree about black! The blue one was just a nice car.


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 Post subject: Re: 1982 Motor Trend Starion vs Supra vs 280zx vs RX7 vs 944
PostPosted: Fri Sep 07, 2012 2:03 pm 

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My next door neighbor has a 1982 Starion that I've been trying to get my hands on. His an older man who just never believes in getting rid of his cars. I'm trying to build up my classic foreign collections. Right now I have German cars and classic and new Chevy vehicles. He actually doesn't see any value in it. So wish me luck!

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