Random # 199: Toyota A70 Supra

This is a third generation, or A70 in official Toyota terms, Supra.  It was therefore manufactured somewhere between 1986 and 1993, and marks the first time that the model diverged from the Celica on which the earlier two versions were based.  When the two lines split, the Celica changed to front-wheel drive while the Supra, which had always been fitted with a larger six-cylinder motor, retained the front engine, rear-wheel drive configuration previously common to both.

The car featured here, seen in Tasmania's capital city of Hobart, was in great condition and was nicely modified, too.  It was fitted with a very tasteful set of five-spoke alloy wheels, slotted brake rotors, Brembo calipers and what appeared to be an after-market exhaust system.  

Supras were considered to be sports / GT vehicles and this one, fitted with a turbo-charged 3.0 litre engine, would easily fit that category.  Although there were European vehicles in that class available in Australia during the late 80s and early 90s, its closest competitors - although not readily available in this country at the time, other than as 'grey imports' - were R32 and R33 Nissan Skyline coupes.  



All iPhone images.

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