New Imported Cars Sold In 1980 with Prices, Photographs and Descriptions

Due to the large number of Imports from Europe and Japan available in the United States in 1980 we have created 2 car sections for the year, this page features some 20 Imports available for sale from Europe and Japan together with prices, Photos and Descriptions, most of these were also available in the European Market, our prices are based on US Dollar so prices around the world would depend on exchange rates at the time. From Europe we have included cars from Alfa Romeo, BMW, Fiat, Jaguar, Mercedes Benz, MG, Porsche, Renault, Triumph and VW. From Japan our listings include Datsun, Honda, Mazda and Toyota, some of the models are still made today although updated many times in the last 30 years, BMW 3 Series, Honda Accord and Civic, Mazda 626, Toyota Corrola and VW Rabbit.


Alfa Romeo Spider
Country Of Origin: Italy
Price: From $12,545
EPA : 18 MPG
Description 4 cylinder dual overhead cam, 5 speed Manual Gearbox, Power Assisted Brakes, Alloy Wheels

1980 Alfa Romeo Spider Veloce

BMW 320 I
Country Of Origin: Germany
Price: From $14,500
EPA : 22 MPG
Description 1.8 Litre 4 Cylinder Fuel Injected overhead cam engine, 5 speed manual transmission, sunroof, AM / FM radio with auto reverse stereo cassette tape, Recaro Sports Seats

1980 BMW 320 I



Datsun 510
Country Of Origin: Japan
Price: From $4,098
EPA : 31 MPG
Description Datsun 510 ( Changed Name to Nissan on all Models in 1985 ) 510

1980 Datsun 510

Fiat Spider
Country Of Origin: Italy
Price: From
EPA : 22 MPG
Description

1980 Fiat Spider





Fiat Strada
Country Of Origin: Italy
Price: From
EPA : 25 MPG
Description

1980 Fiat Strada

Fiat X1/9
Country Of Origin: Italy
Price: From $7,379
EPA : 23 MPG
Description 1.5 liter engine with body styling by the well known Bertone, this Targa sports car includes roll over bars and form fitting bucket seats .

1980 Fiat X1/9



Honda Accord
Country Of Origin: Japan
Price: From
EPA : 25 MPG
Description 4 door family sedan, features include variable assist power steering, front wheel drive, four wheel independent suspension, remote control outside mirror

1980 Honda Accord

Honda Civic
Country Of Origin: Japan
Price: From $4,949
EPA : 34 MPG
Description The new 1980 Honda Civic was larger than earlier versions with a longer wheelbase providing more passenger room and leg space, front wheel drive, transverse mounted engine, rack and pinion steering and four wheel independent strut suspension

1980 Honda Civic



Jaguar XJ6
Country Of Origin: Britain
Price: From
EPA : 14 MPG
Description

1980 Jaguar XJ6

Mazda 626
Country Of Origin: Japan
Price: From $5,995
EPA : 24 MPG
Description The new 1980 Mazda 626 offering extraordinary performance, fine craftsmanship, high fuel efficiency with an EPA of33 MPG highway, generous interior room and luggage space featuring a 2 Litre 4 cylinder overhead cam engine, power assisted front disc brakes, 5 speed overdrive transmission, AM/FM Stereo Radio rear window defroster, electric remote control for door mirror, tinted glass and tachometer, many of these features would normally only be found on high end European models costing significantly more.

1980 Mazda 626



Mazda RX7
Country Of Origin: Japan
Price: From $7,995
EPA : 22 MPG
Description A rotary engined ( Licensed from NSU-Wankel )sports car, offering high performance including 0 to 50 in 6. 3 seconds, included in the price are the following AM / FM stereo Radio, tinted glass, 5 speed transmission, Tachometer, vented front disk and finned rear drum brakes, air conditioning.

1980 Mazda RX7

Mercedes Benz 450 SL Roadster
Country Of Origin: Germany
Price: From $34,800
EPA : 23 MPG
Description 2 plus 2 Coupe, 4.5 Litre V8 Engine, Automatic Transmission, Power Assisted Steering

1980 Mercedes Benz 450 SL Roadster



MG MGB
Country Of Origin: Britain
Price: From $7,950
EPA : 16 MPG
Description 4 Cylinder 1.8 Litre, 4 speed manual transmission,

1980 MG MGB

Porsche 924 Turbo
Country Of Origin: Germany
Price: From $19,800
EPA : 11 MPG
Description Following the introduction of the original 2 + 2 Porsche 924 with very poor reviews due to it's poor performance not normally associated with a Porsche, the 1980 924 Turbo sets out to make the car worthy of the Porsche Label with a 2 liter turbo charged version offering 0 to 60 in 9.2 seconds not fantastic but more respectable than the earlier non turbo version which was sluggish by any standard.

1980 Porsche 924 Turbo



Renault Le Car
Country Of Origin: France
Price: From $4,235
EPA : 30 MPG
Description Featuring four wheel drive independent suspension and standard steel bellied Michelin radial tires offering the smoothest ride in its class over bumpy roads, combine that with an estimated EPA of 40 MPG for an economy car with great mileage, road holding and comfort. This Popular European Hatchback is now available in the United States at AMC Dealerships

1980 Renault Le Car

Subaru Hatchback
Country Of Origin: Japan
Price: From $3,999
EPA : 32 MPG
Description front wheel drive, floating rear suspension, five speed transmission, power assisted braking, electronic ignition, side window defrosters,

1980 Subaru Hatchback



Toyota Celica Supra
Country Of Origin: Japan
Price: From $7,485
EPA : 21 MPG
Description Features a 2.8 Litre 6 cylinder electronically controlled fuel injected engine offering breath taking performance combined with uncompromising luxury includes air conditioning, four speaker AM/FM stereo Radio, Power Steering, Leather Seats,

1980 Toyota Celica Supra

Toyota Corolla SR5- Sports Coupe
Country Of Origin: Japan
Price: From $5,995
EPA : 27 MPG
Description The Toyota Corolla is currently the best selling car in the world with multiple variants. This SR5 Sports Coupe version Features a 1.8 liter engine one of 12 new Toyota Corolla models offering the highest rating for comfort and reliability.

1980 Toyota Corolla SR5- Sports Coupe



Triumph Spitfire
Country Of Origin: Britain
Price: From $7365
EPA : 23 MPG
Description Engine is a 4 cylinder with a 4 speed manual transmission with an electronically operated overdrive, front disc brakes and read drum brakes

1980 Triumph Spitfire

Triumph TR7
Country Of Origin: Britain
Price: From $9,325
EPA : 21 MPG
Description Engine is a 4 cylinder with choice of a 4 speed manual gearbox or 3 speed automatic transmission with MacPherson strut suspension

1980 Triumph TR7



VW Rabbit
Country Of Origin: Germany
Price: From $4,285
EPA : 27 MPG
Description The VW Rabbit was Volkswagon answer to the Hatchback revolution caused by the increase in the price of Gasoline in the 1970's , Volkswagon had a large following of Beetle Owners and the Rabbit offered a family car providing good mileage and safety features combined with quality German Engineering .

1980 VW Rabbit