Tom's needs your help to save this JGTC 1998 Toyota Supra!

Sanjay · Jul 26, 2020 03:00 PM

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Decked in iconic Castrol colours, this 1998 JGTC Toyota Supra is undoubtedly one of the more iconic cars of our generation.

If you’re anything like me and have spent some years playing Gran Turismo on the PlayStation, then you probably know this car. 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Like the ousted hero in action novels, it went missing for a while before turning up in least expected places - in this case, under a tarp in a Japanese warehouse.

Nobody knows who put it there when, but it being found is good news.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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What’s bad news is its state of utter disrepair. Battle scars became rust spots, and its 2.0-litre turbocharged 3S-GTE mill is missing.

Hmm, that means someone out there has a 493 PS, 693 Nm race engine in their car...

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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But there's also great news! Tom’s mechanics have started working on it, but they need funding to finance the restoration - something that you can be a part of.

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Something I hope to see again. Photo credit: Tom's

Tom’s has listed the project on the Makuake crowdfunding platform and looks to raise JPY 50 million towards the cost. 

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Will it be found again? Photo credit: Daily Sports Car

It’s a big amount, but it’s also pretty rewarding for the loot you get.

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A whole lineup of cool. Photo credit: Daily Sports Car

Small contributions equal to certificates and your name on the official site, but if you have deep pockets, you’ll get the car rented to you for a day.

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In due time, Supra. See you soon. Photo credit: Tom's

Tom’s aims to complete the car by 2021, and we’re excited to see it run on track again.

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Soon... Photo credit: Tom's

This old dog is still capable to teach some whippersnappers a lesson.

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