Weekly Treasure: 1989 Toyota Soarer Aerocabin Is The Supra’s Long-Lost Cousin

The third-gen Soarer was essentially a rebadged Lexus SC, a stunning coupe designed in California. The final generation, as you’ve probably guessed by now, was a rebadged Lexus SC 430, a hardtop convertible with a far less appealing design. But if we had to pick one Soarer generation to own, it’d be the Z20 series that arrived in 1986. Why? Because it just screams JDM. Available engines included a 2.0-liter inline-six, a twin-turbocharged version, and a 3.0-liter inline-six turbo. It was in 1989 when an ultra-limited edition version arrived called the Aerocabin.

This two-seater featured an electric folding roof. Only 500 examples were made, all of which came powered by turbo inline-six with 232 horsepower and 254 lb-ft of torque. A four-speed automatic routes power to the rear wheels.

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