A70 Supra Turbo Recalls Toyota's More Sporting DaysS

Welcome to Found Around Town, where we feature cars we find in a city largely devoid of interesting ones because everyone drives Priuses or rides bicycles: Austin, Texas.

Okay, I just lied to you. I didn't find this one in Austin - I found it on my way to the Texas Gulf Coast on vacation. But aside from a very clean looking Subaru Brat belonging to a guy who looked like he would put a shotgun in my face if I asked to take pictures, this mid '80s or early '90s Toyota Supra is the most interesting car I could find for you guys.

Growing up in a family prone to buying Toyotas, I always had a thing for Supras. (No, we never owned one.) This red guy is a Mark III or A70 Supra, the model sold from 1986 to 1992. I'm not sure exactly what year it is, but it has an automatic transmission and the 3.0-liter straight six turbo engine. Any ideas, folks?

In this guise the Supra produced a healthy 232 horsepower and 246 lb-ft of torque, but it was a bit of a porker in its day at about 3,500 pounds.

This third-gen Supra is not the balls to the wall performance car its successor was, but it still looks good even today, I think. It has aged a lot better than some of its competition from that era.

It's also a sad reminder of when Toyota made much cooler cars. Hopefully the FR-S will help them get their mojo back — we all miss sporting Toyotas.

A70 Supra Turbo Recalls Toyota's More Sporting DaysS

A70 Supra Turbo Recalls Toyota's More Sporting DaysS

A70 Supra Turbo Recalls Toyota's More Sporting DaysS

A70 Supra Turbo Recalls Toyota's More Sporting DaysS

A70 Supra Turbo Recalls Toyota's More Sporting DaysS