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Pick of the Day: 1986 Toyota Supra

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For over four decades, the Supra has been heralded as a favorite sports car of many enthusiasts. The name itself was derived from a Latin phrase that means “above” or “beyond.”

The Pick of the Day is a low-mileage 1986 Toyota Supra listed for sale on ClassicCars.com by a private seller in Dublin, Georgia. (Click the link to view the listing)

This second-generation Supra underwent recent reconditioning both mechanically and cosmetically under the seller’s ownership. “Repainted in November 2021 along with refinishing black trim components,” the listing states. This car has a “P-Type” classification, for performance, while another Supra variant was produced as an “L-Type,” catering more to luxury. Adding to the curb appeal is a set of newly refinished 14-inch aluminum wheels on a set of BFGoodrich Radial T/A raised-white-letter tires.

The Supra name has been around since 1979 when it was first introduced as a sub-model of the liftback Celica. While some architecture of the traditional Celica was shared, the Supra version had longer front fenders and a distinct inline-six powertrain as opposed to the Celica’s inline-four.

This generation of Supra became known under the A60 chassis code and first debuted in mid-1981 as the Celica Supra model. Over the years that followed, the car saw some design and engineering updates such as added equipment and increases in power. For 1984, the front turn signals were changed to wraparound units, the taillights were changed, and paint schemes were modified.

Toyota’s original intent was to have 1985 be the final model year for this generation, but production nuances with available of the next-generation A70 model caused a shift in strategy and Toyota ended up continuing to sell 1986-branded Celica Supras for the first six months of that year. This car is one of those vehicles that were manufactured right at the end of the model lineup.

Power comes from a mechanically sorted 2.8-liter inline-six and is transferred rearward through a four-speed automatic transmission. “Work recently completed includes replacement of the valve cover gaskets, battery replacement, hood insulation pad, and struts,” the listing reads. The seller notes that the fuel door release doesn’t work and the defrost vents are cracked, but replacements are in hand.

With all the recent work being done to this car both inside and out, there’s nothing left to do but drive it and enjoy. The seller is asking $21,000 for this Supra, which comes with its original owner’s manual, two keys, and an awesome looking period-correct stereo with an equalizer.

To view this listing on ClassicCars.com, see Pick of the Day.

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Tyson Hugie
Tyson Hugie
Tyson Hugie grew up in a family of gearheads and enjoys anything to do with automotive and motorsports. He is a contributing editor to Redline Reviews, a YouTube channel with coverage from major auto shows. He also writes for Arizona Driver Magazine and holds leadership positions with a number of car clubs. Tyson has lived in Arizona for 10 years and his current obsession is Japanese cars from the early 1990s which, though hard to believe, are now becoming classics. Tyson can usually be found exploring offbeat and obscure road trip destinations on his blog "Drive to Five," which started as a way to share travel stories and experiences with his now-550,000-mile Acura.

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