With demand for sports cars of past generations ever growing, Toyota is joining the ranks of automakers resuming manufacture of components for the restoration and preservation of such models, in this case the A70 and A80-generation Supras, according to Japanese Nostalgic Car.

Parts production for the two models will be restarted, revealed Toyota Gazoo Racing president Shigeki Tomoyama, himself an owner of the A80-generation model.

“We cannot answer about specific parts at this time, but we will make every effort to meet the expectations of owners,” said Tomoyama. Called the GR Heritage Parts Project, the renewed supply of parts will mean that owners of said third- and fourth-generation cars will eventually be able to access original Toyota parts for their cars from official channels, handy for restoring cars that have been ravaged by time.

The JZA80 has been a firm tuner favourite, giving rise to heavily modified creations, sometimes with four-figure horsepower outputs. It was no slouch in factory standard form either, producing 326 hp in twin-turbo RZ guise. The latest A90 Supra – sharing its basis with the G29 BMW Z4 – continues the march of progress, bringing a turbocharged inline six-cylinder powerplant with 340 PS and 500 Nm of torque.

A four-cylinder version of the A90 comes alongside the iconic straight-six layout as well, with the 2.0 litre unit producing 258 PS and 400 Nm of torque. The A90 Supra is slated for a Malaysia debut later this year, although variants and pricing have yet to be announced.

Prior to Toyota’s announcement for the JZA80, Nissan has resumed production of parts for its own performance icon, the Skyline GT-R under the Nismo Heritage Programme starting with the R32 GT-R. A year later, Nissan expanded its retrospective parts support to include its successors, the R33 and R34 GT-R. More modest in performance stats but no less significant is the Mazda NA MX-5, which has also been treated to the availability of a full restoration programme.

GALLERY: A90 Toyota GR Supra