Mike Stevens | Apr 8, 2009

Toyota’s AW11 MR2, produced from 1984 to 1989, has always been a love-hate thing for me. It is at once sporty looking and ridiculously boxy, with nary a curved surface to be seen.

Being a product of the boxy ol’ 80s, it’s not hard to see that some owners might grow bored with their AW11 – especially with curvier 90s and 00s sports cars cruising by.

One owner seems to have found a way to reinvigorate his relationship with the AW11…

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Even without the Japanese registration plates to give the game away, you just know this little MR2 could only live in Japan.

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The custom body kit and decals seem inspired by any number of animated robot weapons of war – perhaps Gundam or Macross – while the gaudy red and black interior, CB radio and dash-mounted binoculars complete the picture.

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The ABARTH stickers on the flip-up headlight covers are a nice touch.

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