SW's recently acquired and jaw dropping 1993.5 Supra T hardtop

UPDATES:

January 2012:  Well, I don't need to tell you guys that it has been *FOREVER* since the last update, but we're back in business here.  Happy New Year 2012 to all hardtop enthusiasts!

May 2010:  It's been a long time with no updates, but I'm working with a developer friend of mine to get the Curb Weight Calculator repaired.  It's been a long time coming but I'm hoping to have good news to share with you guys soon!

This site is dedicated to the HARDTOPPERS...proud owners of 1993-1995 Toyota Supra hardtop turbo models. This is a small subset of an already rare and amazing car, and I feel it is special enough to be celebrated in its own right.  We also welcome all lightweight Supra enthusiasts and anyone who has created their own vision of a fourth generation hardtop Supra turbo!

GENERAL:

Why make a fuss about hardtop turbo Supras?

Hardtop turbo Supras represent the lightest and stiffest of all the MKIV Supras (hardtops only available from 1993-1995). There were only 326 sold in the USA, and they are coveted by many of us for their pure performance nature. To myself, and many others, they represent the ultimate MKIV...the most pure and highest performance platform from which to begin with when creating an affordable supercar.

So what makes the hardtop turbo Supra so special?

Most MKIV (1993-1998) Supras were created as targa top cars, with removable roofs. Although nice in theory, the targa top is especially disconcerting when removed from the car. The targa top cars are more flexible and tend to develop leaks and squeaks much more often than their hardtop counterparts. The hardtop is not only reputed to be about 50-65 pounds lighter, but is considerably stiffer and offers more headroom for the competitive driving enthusiast...who is usually required to wear a helmet when competing on the track in road racing events. Additionally, all Supra hardtop turbos are equipped as 6 speed manual cars, which makes them real drivers cars!

This is my initial attempt at a Supra hardtop turbo registry for MKIV Supra owners. I expect the site to grow and develop over time, and I welcome and encourage all 1993-1995 Supra hardtop turbo owners to send the pictures and descriptions of their cars to me here: stethe @ comcast.net (hyperlink removed to combat those darn spammers, but the address is still good).

So far we have accounted for 93 of the original 326 hardtop Turbos sold in America. Keep them coming!

1993-1998 Supra Retail Sales Numbers by Model

Supra Model 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 Total by Model
Turbo, 6 spd, no roof 233 75 18 - - - 326
Turbo, 6 spd, sport roof 431 1708 526 - 768 279 3712
Turbo, Auto, sport roof 830 1213 262 88 409 137 2939
NA, 5 spd, sport roof 551 281 329 95 173 - 1429
NA, Auto, sport roof 562 132 166 73 145 228 1306
NA, auto, no roof 106 31 9 19 73 36 274
NA, 5 spd, no roof 106 48 33 9 53 - 249
NA, SE, 5 spd, no roof - - 412 - - - 412
NA, SE, auto, no roof - - 592 - - - 592
Total Retail Sales 2819 3488 2347 284 1621 680* 11239

1993-1998 Supra Color Production by Model (Note that Numbers don't agree with above chart!)

Supra Model

Black Super White Renaissance Red (3L2) Anthracite
Metallic
Alpine
 Silver
Baltic Blue Metallic Jewel Green Royal Saphire Pearl Quicksilver
FX
Imperial Jade Mica Total by Model
1993 Turbo 6spd Hardtop 63 21 75 19 - - - - - - 178
1993 Turbo 6spd Sport Roof 197 143 135 41 - - - - - - 516
1993 Turbo Auto Sport Roof 431 198 249 114 - - - - - - 992
1994 Turbo 6spd Hardtop 15 21 11 - 8 9 - - - - 64
1994 Turbo 6spd Sport Roof 497 198 431 - 109 191 - - - - 1426
1994 Turbo Auto Sports Roof 549 241 364 - 97 314 - - - - 1565
1995 Turbo 6spd Hardtop 5 3 3 - 2 8 - - - - 21
1995 Turbo 6spd Sports Roof 145 97 219 - 59 45 - - - - 565
1995 Turbo Auto Sport Roof 157 46 194 - 46 21 - - - - 464
1996 Turbo Auto Sport Roof 27 19 31 - - - 11 - - - 88
1997 Turbo 6spd Sport Roof 376 96 276 - 69 - 102 21 - - 940
1997 Turbo Auto Sport Roof 157 74 179 - 46 - 55 34 - - 545
1998 Turbo 6spd Sport Roof 94 68 119 - - - - 10 24 14 329
1998 Turbo Auto Sport Roof 84 26 28 - - - - 16 9 10 173
Total Colors -> 2797 1251 2314 174 436 588 168 81 33 24 7866