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The 1997 Toyota Supra—Protecting an Icon

If you’ve ever seen the Fast and Furious film series, you might remember an iconic orange 1993 Toyota Supra that was driven by Paul Walker, sparking a younger generations’ love for the Supra. But why are Supra’s themselves so popular? A fourth generation Supra (MKIV), any model made between 1993 and 2002, has a seductive design and performance ability that have holds a special place in the heart of many sports’ car enthusiasts. For many of these enthusiasts, the Supra was an introduction to a world of sports cars that were more attainable than other exotic super cars of that era.

The Supra MKIV quickly and somewhat surprisingly rose to the spotlight as a nimble and powerful car with a classic Japanese design. Even in its natural state, the Supra boasted powerful statistics and gave plenty for car enthusiasts to get excited about. Introduce the tuning scene, and of course the world famous Fast and Furious franchise, and the MKIV Supra was destined for overnight success and notoriety. The connection of this car to the movie franchise helped introduce a new generation to the vehicle’s looks and performance, especially when Toyota announced the release of a new 2020 Toyota Supra, bringing back the sports car line after nearly 20 years.

Jason Lamm, a 1997 Toyota Supra owner and SweetCars customer, has loved collecting cars built in the 90’s. He currently owns a 1993 Acura NSX, NSX, 1999 Mitsubishi 3000GT VR-4, and 2016 Mercedes-Benz AMG S63 Coupe in addition to his 1997 Supra. Out of all of these cars, Lamm has enjoyed his Supra the most because its power and sound are different than any of his other cars.

Jason Lamm acquired his car from a gentleman in Texas after he had been looking at a few different Supras on the market. “I just loved the color,” Lamm said. “You either love it or you don’t and you just don’t see this color on most Supras.”

Because Lamm loves this car so much, he brought it to SweetCars to wrap it in Paint Protection Film (PPF) and our team was thrilled to work on this unique, cultural icon! Because Jason doesn’t just collect cars, he drives them, PPF will protect his Surpra from rock chips and other potential dings and scratches. PPF also helps resist yellowing, cracking or staining.

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