The MR2 turbo was made from 1989 onwards for the Japanese market only, whilst the rest of the world had to make do with normally aspirated versions only!
In 1994 Toyota introduced the Revision 3 turbo model in Japan. Fitted with a more version of their 3S GT-E turbo engine giving 245 bhp as standard, other revisions also brought uprated suspension for greater grip and safety at high speeds, uprated interior trim, as well as newer larger sized wheels, plus of course new fresh colours. With these changes the MR2 became a better car - which is still in strong demand by enthusiasts both in Japan and UK, etc.
With this example, what you see is a very rare combination, especially because of the Mica Grey Metallic exterior, T-bar, ABS & Limited slip differential!
Standard condition specification includes: Climate Control A/C, PAS, P/W, Light grey tint on the windows, remote controlled door mirrors, Original alloys (4 tyres Bridgestone Grid II sports tyres are in good condition. Floor mats. Fitted is an original factory hifi complete with CD player. The T-Bar seals well - there are no signs of leakage. Also the original interior covers are in use inside the car. The spare and original tool kit are complete and unused. Mechanically the car is in completely original and standard condition throughout
This MR2's clearly been carefully cherished. The auction grade of this car was 4.0 (Auction sheet is shown in pictures). It's in excellent condition. Being a Mica grey metallic example, the bumpers were of a slightly different tone to the rest of the paintwork, as is usual for this colour. We have repainted each bumper and the front lip spoiler so paintwork now matches as it's meant to. The body work is now stunningly presented - Condition is amazing for a car of this age and likely to be the best available! Please note that clear front repeaters are available inexpensively through www.neweraparts.com - as a special order item.
Underneath, the car is also like new. Interior has no faults at all to report. It looks and smells like a non smoker's car. There's a Momo Corse steering wheel fitted too.
Signs show of this MR2 having been regularly serviced also. Oil is clearly new. The timing belt was changed at 85,590km (53,194 miles) on 25th April 2003. It's clear this car wasn't driven hard - judging by the fact the brake discs still look hardly worn and there are no stone chips at all to the front of the bonnet. It would appear this car spent most of it's driven life on Motorways cruising at legal speeds in Japan. We have test driven this car both in Japan and UK and found it drives very well, giving good strong power throughout the rev range. When driving on the open road, the car feels tight and unused. Brakes pull the car up well with no signs of warpage, as is often common on older cars. Clutch has plenty of bite remaining. Feels very smooth.
Spec. like this is very sought after, so an example such as this is not expected to depreciate significantly. Rev 3 MR2 T-Bars are what we get asked for most often from people inquiring about this model. Spec like this is too rare to find usually!!
Now fully completed, MOT'd and ready for UK registration and final valetting just before completion. OTR price: £6,450
inclusive of 12 month's comprehensive warranty and 6 month's road tax. Please contact us to arrange viewing / test drive or to get info on how to reserve this MR2.
Newera Imports. Consistently recommended by members of the International MR2 Owner's club as the best source of MR2 Rev 3 Turbos!