1990 Toyota MR2 GT Coupe
Stock Number: 4282
Toyota was dropping some real hits back in the '90s with the Celica, Supra, and MR2 being atop the list. No drivetrain configuration was out of the question and everything got boost. I mean, what more could you ask for? In 1990 the SW20 had already made a name for itself after taking the place of the less powerful AW11. And being the GT trim makes this the highest level Toyota put out there. With only 71K verified miles this one is a great example of the early generation that got it all rolling. The Astral Black (202) paint is in good shape for its age. Being that it's black you can see the light scratches in the clear coat and some spots of touchup paint, but there's no peeling or chipping to be concerned about. The same goes for the body as there are some typical door dings. With the stock body lines already being so dramatic, there was no need to change anything. 17" anthracite Work Emotion CR Kiwamis look fantastic on the Astral black, especially with the pop of red from the lugs.
The interior on this sports coupe has had some more modern equipment added. The wheel has been upgraded to a more sleek Momo racing wheel with the proper TRD horn button. The same goes for the really nice, red-stitched, TRD shift knob and boot. A bevy of gauges were added to the dash, however, not all of them are currently hooked up. Atop the steering column is a secondary tach from Alfa even though the stock one is functioning. Auto Gauge boost, oil temp, oil pressure, and water temp are the four on top of the dash. While they are all powered only the boost gauge is currently reading accurately as the other three simply don't have their sensors attached. Being the GT trim means you get the killer Alcantara and leather two-tone seats. Per usual the driver's side bolster does have some wear on the leather from getting in and out but is free of any rips or seam separation. The passenger seat has been largely spared from the same issue and both are stain free. Of course, these had all the modern power accessories to make day to day driving more enjoyable like power windows, locks, automatic climate control, and power windows.
Mechanically this car has been well kept up, and with mileage this low it should come at no surprise. The 3S-GTE fires right up and idles nicely through the HKS HiPower catback exhaust. Power comes on smoothly from the 2.0 and the turbo spools up rather quickly. When full boost hits you know it, the turbo really makes this car a blast on back roads. Since it still has the factory suspension the ride is quite nice so longer highway drives aren't back-breaking. The 5 speeds shifts easily and the factory gearbox was really well set up by Toyota. The shifts are very precise without the need for aftermarket help. To make sure it's a turn-key experience we've installed a new set of rubber along with a routine oil change along with it's Virginia State Safety Inspection. Toyota built these with the intent of being an all-around performer. Whether you're after a sporty daily driver is an abundance of parts availability and Toyota's notorious reliability or after a fun new weekend toy, the MR2 can do it all.
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