Welcome. The trending swap is the Toyota 2JZ. Lots of threads on this forum about it. There's been a couple of Chevy v6s and v8s done, but the v configuration interferes with the steering and is lots more fabrication. From everything I've read over the years on this forum, most everyone would seem to prefer an all pure Toyota swap anyway as there's lots of options. Even a Century v12 has been done.
But realize that unlike 60s muscle cars, these Supras are virtually impossible to ever "restore" due to the low production numbers, low survival rate and lack of any reproduction parts. If its in good shape and would show well at a car show as-is, leave it original. Values of original Supras are set to go up. We reach peak demographics in about 12 more years when the guys who got their driver's licenses in 1982 reach retirement age.
Only consider a Chevy swap if the cosmetics are already toast and the only viable thing to do with it is to go the full pro-touring route where everything gets customized. And then don't expect to get your money back.
Hey everyone! Thought I'd stop and introduce myself. Names Kyle from Minnesota, picked up a project Canadian 84 Mk2 this summer and have slowly been rebuilding it and learning about this car in general. This will be my 3rd Celica, first Supra (currently daily a 94 ST and before that owned an 89...
I happened to see a Facebook ad for an '85 Celica GTS on Facebook just a few days ago, for what looked to be a very reasonable price. Tired of my current daily driver, I decided to take a chance and go look at it. To my astonishment, except for a couple of rusty patches in front of the rear...
I'm glad I found this forum. My 1984 P type, red 5 speed, was my first car that I owned from 86 through 93. Sold at 146,000 miles, Swiss cheese rusty from year-round Northeast living, with the original clutch and only $90 in repairs (starter) throughout its lifetime. An amazing car...
Ive lurked a while on here and learned so much, yet I have never had to make an account or ask any questions.
I have been able to search here and find the same questions and concerns I had myself- answered or discussed already!
Just wanted to say thank you to everyone here.