Toyota to commence Heritage Parts reproduction for A70 and A80 Supras

By: Alex Affat, Unique Cars magazine

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Owners of Toyota’s popular classics will soon be able to buy new parts over the counter

In May last year, at the Japanese launch of the fifth-generation A90 Supra: Toyota’s performance arm, Gazoo Racing, announced the forthcoming arrival of the "GR Heritage Parts Project" which would see hard-to-source components for the third and fourth-generation Supra re-enter production.

Parts long since discontinued will be available over the counter at your local Toyota dealership, including: door handles, headlight housings, driveshafts, weatherstripping and more. A welcome bit of factory support for loving owners of their 80s and 90s sports coupes who want to keep them on the road for years to come.

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The third-generation (A70) Toyota Supra was the last Supra officially sold in Australia. Produced from 1986 to 1993, the Australian-spec cars were fitted with 2.8lt and 3.0lt versions of Toyota’s 7M inline-six.

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The fourth-generation (A80) Supra arrived in Australia as grey-imports in great numbers, and are the most desired thanks to various appearances within contemporary pop culture: from the Fast and Furious franchise to video games.

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Recent auction prices have seen original MkIV Supras sell for astronomical prices, with a 1994 turbo targa example fetching an eye-watering AU$245,505 at RM Sotheby’s Amelia Island sale in March 2019.

Parts production is "planned to start in 2020", and sees Toyota join a growing fraternity of Japanese manufacturers offering parts reproduction support for some of the storied models within their back-catalogue.

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Mazda’s ‘Restore service’ has launched a similar program for the humble NA-generation MX-5, and even boasts a dedicated in-house factory restoration program for Japanese owners. Honda still offers parts for their NSX supercar, and recently rebooted parts production for their cutesy little Beat roadster. Nissan spearheaded the movement with their Nismo Heritage Parts Program which has seen numerous expansions encompassing Skyline generations from R32-R34.

Toyota’s GR Heritage Parts may be of a small release for now, but given enough market response, it can be predicted to expand with more parts, and even perhaps other models, in the future.

Read below for a full list of incoming reproduction parts included in Toyota’s GR Heritage Parts Program. No prices or concrete retail dates have been announced yet.

A70 Supra: Propeller shaft, door handle, fuel sender gauge, weather strip, front emblem.

A80 Supra: Head lamps, door handle, brake booster.

 

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