• Sep 7, 2011
If we're honest, our memories of the Toyota Camry Solara aren't exactly fond. And as much as we'd like to look back on Toyota's Red Hat Society coupe and convertible through a pair of rose-tinted glasses, we'll be content with our currently Solara-less lives.

But now there's a new Camry, and a whole new world of possibilities. Is it possible that the Solara name (or, at least, form) could be resurrected? Automotive manipulator Theophilus Chin now offers this idea of what a two-door 2012 Camry could look like, and while it's decidedly more aggressive than any Solara that came before it, we still can't help but receive it with a resounding "meh."

Still, Honda sells the Accord Coupe, and Nissan offers a two-door version of the Altima, so there could be room in the market for a Camry coupe yet again. Hold on to your (red) hats.


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      axiomatik
      • 3 Years Ago
      Unimaginative photoshop. The Solaras had unique styling, different than the 4-door. Different fascias and the styling of the sides were more 'swoopy'. This is just a Camry coupe with different tail lights.
        Lemon
        • 3 Years Ago
        @axiomatik
        'Unique' is one way to describe the Solaras styling...
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Lemon
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          Blakkar
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Lemon
          Your are done (Grammar Nazi want to talk to you about your handle), The Pontiac G6 Coupe looked nothing like the Solara. It in fact had a passing likeness to the Accord Coupe. Both were far less busy and comely designs. The Pontiac had more life in it though. If you want to claim anyone copied the Solara, try they Hyundai Sonata. The thing is a dead ringer for it with four doors.
      MrWhopee
      • 3 Years Ago
      Even the original Camry Solara coupe has a totally different body than the sedan version. So does the Altima and Accord coupe. Simply lopping two doors off a Camry is definitely the wrong thing to approach this. Might as well make a Colonnade version, or maybe something with opera windows and Landau roof. These era for this kind of 'two door sedan' is well in the past.
      Matthew Gonzalez
      • 3 Years Ago
      the thing about solaras is that they aren't just two door camrys. they take style cues but have completely different designs in front ends, rear ends, etc. even the interiors differ.
        SupraTRD
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Matthew Gonzalez
        Ya but he's talking about it being a name resurrection of the solara. Doesnt mean it has to have the same attributes as the old one. It never stopped dodge from making a boat of a 4-door sedan and calling it the CHARGER.....
      ravenosa
      • 3 Years Ago
      Looks like a Honda Prelude if it was designed by Toyota 10 years ago.
      Lemon
      • 3 Years Ago
      I actually think the front quarter view looks kind of nice. Its clean and simple with a few nice lines. The rear...not so much. If this thing had a different badge on the grill I'm sure many of you would like it more (myself included)
      Regina L Purcell
      • 2 Years Ago
      You sell a 2012 solara I will buy it. I have a 2007 I absolutely love it. That's why I don't have a new car hoping on getting a new solara.
      Keith Taylor
      • 3 Years Ago
      2010 sema nascar camry http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=280687164780+&viewitem=
      rsimm50058
      • 2 Months Ago

      Love my Camry Solara, Please bring it back, can't find anything comparable to trade for!!

      Ravo
      • 3 Years Ago
      Steven Ewing, let me give you a history lesson. I guess you forgot about the 1st gen Toyota Solara (99-03). It was a coupe, could be had in manual V6 flavor, and TRD offered wheels, a bodykit, and a TRD supercharger. It looked great and could give a Mustage GT (of the same era) a run for it's money. The 2nd gen Solara turned into a boat with only a autotragic tranny. I think that's the red hat vehicle of choice you are referring to.
      TahsinZ
      • 3 Years Ago
      oversized Scion tc?
        icharlie
        • 3 Years Ago
        @TahsinZ
        Scion tC is actually based on a european car that we don't get here called the Toyota Avenesis. AB did a post on it earlier today
          Prestige
          • 3 Years Ago
          @icharlie
          That's too bad, with really big incentives it might of sold here.
          TahsinZ
          • 3 Years Ago
          @icharlie
          @Prestige: The Avensis slots, in terms of size, between the American Corolla and Camry. Considering that Toyota has marketed the Corolla as a "7/8th"-sized Camry, I fail to see a market or reason to introduce a "15/16th"-sized Camry.
      MikeofLA
      • 3 Years Ago
      I would much rather see an Optima Coupe or a Fusion coupe... and I think the rest of the world is with me on that.
        artandcolour2010
        • 3 Years Ago
        @MikeofLA
        https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-XIc3TZNpIFY/TXcJ0zNGayI/AAAAAAAAEEo/2CRVHHBjAyk/s1600/OptimaCoupe.jpg
      jonnybimmer
      • 3 Years Ago
      Slapping a CTS Coupe-like C Pillar on a Camry still results in snooze-ville.
        Bruce Lee
        • 3 Years Ago
        @jonnybimmer
        That's the Camry's regular C Pillar.
        blatinotop4u
        • 3 Years Ago
        @jonnybimmer
        CTS like pillar??? It's the same C-pillar from the sedan, silly! Blind fools
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