Watch This Guy Restore A Rusted Shell Of A MKIV Toyota Supra Into A Fully Functional Drift Missile

The Supra that becomes a 580whp monster.
The Supra that becomes a 580whp monster.
Screenshot: MotionAutoTV

Toyota Supras are expensive. Like, really expensive. But if you’re willing to forego unnecessary luxuries like front body panels and a running engine, there are lots of cheap ones. With a bit of elbow grease, you can turn one of these shells into a fully running, tire-burning MKIV Supra.


MotionAutoTV on YouTube did just that, starting with a rusty shell of a Supra that had been left to rot in a field. In a ten-minute timelapse, the channel shows what it takes to restore a ruined car to its full, Radwood-era glory.

The longest part of the restoration is getting the body sorted. Years in a field has not been kind to this Supra. Plus, with a lot of body panels completely missing, it takes a lot to get this thing looking pretty. Not content to turn their destroyed Supra into a run-of-the-mill missile, they end up doing a three-tone paint job that looks absolutely stellar.


The car also underwent a complete engine-out restoration and modification process. The finished car has a Garrett Gtx3584rs Turbocharger and a Deatschwerks complete fuel system with flex-fuel, according to the YouTube description.

The whole process took two years, but the results are astounding.

Mack Hogan is Jalopnik's Weekend Editor, but you may know him from his role as CNBC's car critic or his brave (and maligned) takes on Twitter. Most people agree that you shouldn't listen to him.

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MotionAutoTV is a very underrated, genuine carguy YouTube channel (along with his friend, Junkyard Dave, currently restoring a FC3S). I started watching this build about two weeks after he picked it out of the field, total rollercoaster with some very boring primer sections.

His last giveaway was a MKIV Supra that was almost as nice (minus the showcar paint) and his last series into converting a turbo D-series EJ coupe into an AWD turbo K24 was a fun ride.

I throw Trevor a couple of bucks when I can, very cool guy doing cool car things I wish I had the shop and time to do.