Exterior aesthetic Improvements: A mix of high quality original bodykit components are fitted consisting of: Facelift front bumper (1996 on) with Ridox Carbon front splitter, Ridox carbon skirts and rear valence extensions with carbon lower sections. A set of virtually brand new Volk Racing CE28N forged lightweight alloy wheels are fitted, complete with Bridgestone Potenza RE-01 sports tyres in good condition (235/45/ZR17 & 255/40/ZR17). Size of these wheels is of course 17" which allows greater choice of tyres for track use and less expense in replacement too, of course. An HKS front mounted Intercooler fills the centre of the front bumper - and adds class and purpose to the car, combined with resultant aids to performance from cooler inlet temperatures. Costs of of these components alone when new are in excess of £3,250 in Japan. The wheels and tyres are another £2,500 retail!
Performance Improvements: In the engine bay resides an HKS front mount intercooler. Mounted behind that is a high capacity (15 row) oil thermostatically controlled cooler complete with remote oil filter annodised fittings and braided hoses. These help maintain maximum reliability and are a sign of the care with which this car's been modified. Just the parts cost of all these components combined come to around £1,700 in Japan. An HKS SPF induction kit is fitted. . Exhaust is uprated too - with a complete cat back stainless steel system combined with large bore tail section. It's unrestrictive, yet not excessively loud.An HKS EVC 3 boost controller is combined with an HKS F Con S Fuel and ignition ECU. These modifications allow the car to run at 0.8-0.9 Bar of boost, which is equivalent to around 370-400 bhp - making a Supra capable of very strong acceleration. The clutch is an uprated paddle type unit. This is completely progressive and fairly silent, indicating it's a nearly new item that's had no abuse. These clutches are able to withstand repeated heavy launches, such as for trackdays or drag strips. Intake kit, exhaust, boost controller, ECU and clutch are worth around £4,500 without fitting - in Japan.
Suspension & Brakes is lowered through the use of height adjustable HKS Hypermax shock absorbers. HKS suspension gives comfortable and quiet suspension control of high quality and is from one of the world's most respected Japanese Car tuning specialists. In the engine bay and rear luggage area, there are Cusco alloy strut braces fitted too. Ride quality is slightly firmer than standard with a good supple ride without any significant body roll on harder corners. Brake pads are project Mu sports compond which are excellent and give good fade free performance on the limit. This suspension kit & brake upgrades when new cost around £2,000 in Japan.
Interior Improvements: The quality of fitment of components is continued inside. A Momo "Race" steering wheel has replaced the original. To give the driver up to date information 2 Defi electronic gauges and a Greddy boost gauge have been neatly fitted to the left of the dashboard on driver's side showing: Water Temp, Oil Temp and Turbo Boost . The boost controller display is located on the steering column for easy monitoring / adjustment - note this also has a scramble boost function. A CD/Radio hifi is fitted. Also there's a Blitz Dual Auto turbo timer. Interior improvements total approx. £1,500
Factory fitted equipment includes: ABS, Factory fitted traction Control, 6 speed Getrag manual transmission, Torsen limited Slip Differential, Climate control A/C, PAS, P/W, tinted glass, fitted mats, central locking, etc.
Test drive:. Drivability is smooth - this car can be used to potter to the shops. It's completely docile at normal speeds, but put your foot down and it'll accelerate seriously hard with no drama at all. The brakes pull the car up well with no warpage to discs, clutch is progressive and easy to use with plenty of life remaining and Suspension is comfortable for road use. Note also the car's been regularly serviced with a recent oil change already completed.
Auction grade is 4 (Auction sheet available). Interior is in good condition - with no faults to report aside from where a vent has been filled with a matching blanking plate on the instrument panel. Please note: A front seat leather conversion on standard Supra seats is available to match the rear seats and door trims from £450 + VAT - Optional piping in different colours, headrest Logo, inserts, etc. are also available.
Exterior Condition is excellent: There are 3 small pin dents on the sides and small stone chips to the front bumper. The front marker lights on each corner of the front bumper have been removed and filled. There's a small piece of laquer peeling on the rear bumper too. These minor faults will be repaired as part of full OTR preparation package. Note that the Ridox carbon skirts, lip, etc. each have some minor cracking and fading due to age. These can be painted, but we recommend leaving them as they are.
Please don't compare this example with the usual average examples available elsewhere. The single previous owner of this Supra spent in total around £13,000 on parts and a fair chunk more (Around £2,500) in labour costs to upgrade this Supra!!! It's clear to us this car's been owned by a mature person who lavised care on it. There is nothing we'd recommend upgrading - it's already perfect for use in UK and being a centre of attraction.
In the flesh, it looks much better than the photos show. An example with genuine presence and class in the way it's been prepared. Close up, it's simply awesome. Supras of this quality and calibre are extremely rare.
Including full UK SVA conversions, preparation and & E-SVA test, Odometer Recalibration to miles, 12 month's comprehensive warranty, Minor paintwork as described, MOT, Road Tax & full UK Registration, OTR price: £12,670.
Alternatively we can also supply this car with bodywork as is, but fully UK converted, registered with 12 month’s warranty, MOT & Tax at £11,770 OTR, or if you want to do all the UK mods, MOT and registration yourself (No SVA required on this car), price (Warranty optional but not included in this price) is just: £10,930
A deposit of £1,000 secures this car for prompt shipment. Please Contact us to discuss reserving this car, or to source an alternative Supra to your required specifications.
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