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Toyota Supra

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A sports car produced by Toyota. From 1978 to 1986 the vehicle was a high performance version of the Toyota Celica, and from mid-1986 to 2002 a separate model.

Awards and acknowledgements include:
A Complete Guide to Used Cars (1995 Edition) Best Late-Model Bet in the Sporty Coupe category (model years 1986 1/2-1992)

Magazine covers include:
Sport Compact Car, July 2001 (modified red A80)

History

The following section is an excerpt from Wikipedia's Toyota Supra page on 31 May 2016, text available via the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.

The Toyota Supra is a sports car/grand tourer that was produced by Toyota Motor Corporation from 1978 to 2002. The styling of the Toyota Supra was derived from the Toyota Celica, but it was both longer and wider. Starting in mid-1986, the A70 Supra became a separate model from the Celica. In turn, Toyota also stopped using the prefix Celica and began just calling the car Supra. Owing to the similarity and past of the Celica's name, it is frequently mistaken for the Supra, and vice versa. First, second, and third generation Supras were assembled at Tahara plant in Tahara, Aichi while the fourth generation Supra was assembled at the Motomachi plant in Toyota City.

The Supra also traces much of its roots back to the Toyota 2000GT with the main instance being its engine. The first three generations were offered with a direct descendant to the Toyota Crown's and 2000GT's M engine. All four generations of Supra produced have an inline 6-cylinder engine. Interior aspects were also similar, as was the chassis code "A".

Along with this name and car Toyota also included its own logo for the Supra. It is derived from the original Celica logo, being blue instead of orange. This logo was used until January 1986, when the A70 Supra was introduced. The new logo was similar in size, with orange writing on a red background, but without the dragon design. That logo, in turn, was on Supras until 1991 when Toyota switched to its current oval company logo. (the dragon logo was a Celica logo regardless of what color it was. It appeared on the first two generations of the Supra because they were officially Toyota Celicas. The dragon logo was used for the Celica line until it too was discontinued.)

In 1998, Toyota ceased sales of the Supra in the United States and in 2002 Toyota officially stopped production of the Supra in Japan.

Generation names are A40, A60, A70, A80. A Popular trend Started by American owners was to name the cars using Volkswagen Mark terms but this was never adopted by Toyota nor has ever been used in any of its publications the "Official" names refer to the chassis codes only. Toyota uses the name Mark II to refer to its X chassis platform cars that Include the Mark II, Cressida, Chaser and Cresta models.

The Supra has appeared in numerous video games, movies, music videos and TV shows. Some of the most notable appearances include the Gran Turismo, Forza Motorsport, Need for Speed, Midnight Club,and Forza Horizon 2 video games and The Fast and the Furious film series.


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2007 BookCelica & Supra: The book of Toyota's sports coup├ęs by Brian Long; Veloce


Photographs

Custom 1994 Toyota Supra Custom 1994
Photo ©2006 Bill Crittenden
Custom by Matt Martin
Morris Lions Fall Classic Car Show
October 8, 2006
View photo of Custom 1994 Toyota Supra - 609KB
Custom 1994 Toyota Supra Custom 1994
Photo ©2006 Bill Crittenden
Custom by Matt Martin
Morris Lions Fall Classic Car Show
October 8, 2006
View photo of Custom 1994 Toyota Supra - 549KB
1995 Toyota Supra 1995 Automatic
Photo ©2012 Bill Crittenden
Reserve not met ($10,000 high bid) at the Mecum 2012 Fall Premier Auction
Mecum Auctions
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1995 Toyota Supra 1995 Automatic
Photo ©2012 Bill Crittenden
Reserve not met ($10,000 high bid) at the Mecum 2012 Fall Premier Auction
Mecum Auctions
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1995 Toyota Supra 1995 Automatic
Photo ©2012 Bill Crittenden
Reserve not met ($10,000 high bid) at the Mecum 2012 Fall Premier Auction
Mecum Auctions
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1995 Toyota Supra 1995 Automatic
Photo ©2012 Bill Crittenden
Reserve not met ($10,000 high bid) at the Mecum 2012 Fall Premier Auction
Mecum Auctions
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1995 Toyota Supra The Fast and The Furious Custom 1995 from The Fast and The Furious
Built by Kody Kellner
Photo ©2010 Bill Crittenden
January 2010 Banquet of C.A.R.S. in Miniature
View photo of 1995 Toyota Supra from The Fast and The Furious - 4,736KB
1995 Toyota Supra The Fast and The Furious Custom 1995 from The Fast and The Furious
Built by Kody Kellner
Photo ©2010 Bill Crittenden
January 2010 Banquet of C.A.R.S. in Miniature
View photo of 1995 Toyota Supra from The Fast and The Furious - 3,590KB
1995 Toyota Supra The Fast and The Furious Custom 1995 from The Fast and The Furious
Built by Kody Kellner
Photo ©2010 Bill Crittenden
January 2010 Banquet of C.A.R.S. in Miniature
View photo of 1995 Toyota Supra from The Fast and The Furious - 3,222KB
1995 Toyota Supra The Fast and The Furious Custom 1995 from The Fast and The Furious
Built by Kody Kellner
Photo ©2010 Bill Crittenden
January 2010 Banquet of C.A.R.S. in Miniature
View photo of 1995 Toyota Supra from The Fast and The Furious - 3,468KB
1995 Toyota Supra The Fast and The Furious Custom 1995 from The Fast and The Furious
Built by Kody Kellner
Photo ©2010 Bill Crittenden
January 2010 Banquet of C.A.R.S. in Miniature
View photo of 1995 Toyota Supra from The Fast and The Furious - 3,441KB
Custom 1995 Toyota Supra Custom 1995
With Ford 427 Cobra-Jet V8 Engine
Photo ©2009 Bill Crittenden
2009 Summer NNL hosted by GTR Auto Modelers
View photo of Custom 1995 Toyota Supra with Ford 427 Engine - 3,266KB
Custom 1995 Toyota Supra Custom 1995
With Ford 427 Cobra-Jet V8 Engine
Photo ©2009 Bill Crittenden
2009 Summer NNL hosted by GTR Auto Modelers
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Custom 1995 Toyota Supra Custom 1995
With Ford 427 Cobra-Jet V8 Engine
Photo ©2009 Bill Crittenden
2009 Summer NNL hosted by GTR Auto Modelers
View photo of Custom 1995 Toyota Supra with Ford 427 Engine - 3,349KB
Custom 1995 Toyota Supra Custom 1995
With Ford 427 Cobra-Jet V8 Engine
Photo ©2009 Bill Crittenden
2009 Summer NNL hosted by GTR Auto Modelers
View photo of Custom 1995 Toyota Supra with Ford 427 Engine - 3,167KB
1996 Toyota Supra Model Car 1996
Photo ©2012 Bill Crittenden
2012 Cedarville Model Car Contest and Swap Meet
View photo of 1996 Toyota Supra Model Car - 2.2MB
1996 Toyota Supra Model Car 1996
Photo ©2012 Bill Crittenden
2012 Cedarville Model Car Contest and Swap Meet
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1996 Toyota Supra Model Car 1996
Photo ©2012 Bill Crittenden
2012 Cedarville Model Car Contest and Swap Meet
View photo of 1996 Toyota Supra Model Car - 2.2MB
Toyota Supra Modified
Photo ©2017 Bill Crittenden
2017 Woodstock on the Square Benefit Car Show
View photo of Toyota Supra - 2.8MB
Toyota Supra Modified
Photo ©2017 Bill Crittenden
2017 Woodstock on the Square Benefit Car Show
View photo of Toyota Supra - 3.1MB
Toyota Supra Modified
Photo ©2017 Bill Crittenden
2017 Woodstock on the Square Benefit Car Show
View photo of Toyota Supra - 1.5MB
Toyota Supra Modified
Photo ©2017 Bill Crittenden
2017 Woodstock on the Square Benefit Car Show
View photo of Toyota Supra - 2.8MB
Toyota Supra Modified
Photo ©2017 Bill Crittenden
2017 Woodstock on the Square Benefit Car Show
View photo of Toyota Supra - 3.2MB
Toyota Supra Modified
Photo ©2017 Bill Crittenden
2017 Woodstock on the Square Benefit Car Show
View photo of Toyota Supra - 2.9MB
Toyota Supra Modified
Photo ©2017 Bill Crittenden
2017 Woodstock on the Square Benefit Car Show
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Merchandise

Type & Item #NameDetails
Die Cast - Racing Champions 369721995 Toyota SuperThe Fast and The Furious, Series 3, 1:64 scale, modified, orange w/green graphics
Model Kit - AMT 38426VeilSide Toyota SupraThe Fast and The Furious, 1:25 scale, modified
Die Cast - Matchbox 34366-4Toyota SupraPremiere Collection Series 1, small scale, gold, production: 25,000
Die Cast - Muscle Machines 71181'97 Toyota SupraImport Tuner, 1:64 scale, custom, dark pink


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