1991 Supra Twin Turbo R

Available for: $27,995

Stock #4725

The JZA70 Supra has all but gone the way of the dinosaur. With supply all but dried up in Japan, these stellar sports care are few and far between. Rare, collectible, and fun to drive, models like this 1991 Twin Turbo R are few and far between in today's market. Fortunately, this one is alive and kicking, and this Black (202) model looks fantastic with an OEM front lip, FRP sideskirts, and a complementary set of 17" Yokohama VS5 alloys. Additionally, the OEM metal rain visors are near unobtanium and should really sweeten the deal for the eager next owner, although we also wanted to note a prior replacement of the hood in Japan. While the 57k miles on the clock are unverified, the punchy 1JZ under the hood is fresh off a recent service and has a ton of life left for trips to car shows, weekend canyon dives, or even day to day errands. A timeless chassis that never gets old, this Mk3 is ready to go down in history.

The interior features the highly requested Recaro seat option and has held up remarkably well for being over three decades old. Aside from some bolster wear on the driver's bucket and cracks on the rear leather bench, the upholstery is in good shape overall and features enough power options and amenities to still be a formidable candidate for daily driving as well. To the eagle eyed enthusiast, we wanted to note the headrests appear to have been swapped out as well. The dash is trimmed in a complementary shadow grey leatherette and has resisted any damage outside of a notable crack atop the gauge hood. Positioned below, the OEM headunit is functional although the speakers have given up the ghost, and automatic climate control is positioned adjacent with Cold A/C and hot heat on tap. Standard on the Twin Turbo R, a MOMO steering wheel feels much more ergonomic and looks good to boot. Both power windows go up and down with haste, and the power locks and mirrors still work as advertised although the power folding feature is no longer operable. Save for some wear to the touch points, and missing trunk trim, this cabin seems to have been well preserved by its prior Japanese owner and it's plenty comfortable and capable for everyday use. 

The 1JZ under the hood is a rightful pairing for this chassis and, much to the dismay of US enthusiasts, was never offered in our stateside examples. Luckily, ours is fresh off a thorough recent in-house service and drives just about as good as it sounds. She cranks over easily, care of a new 12V battery and has been brought up to date on lubrication with a fresh oil and filter service. Covering all important mechanical systems, we took care of a timing belt service, and a number of pesky oil leaks were attended to. Both front and rear main seals were replaced, as were the camshaft seals. New valve cover gaskets were installed up top, and while we were working on the rear main we went ahead and installed a new clutch for good measure. A set of rebuilt twin turbos spool healthily, and we dropped in a set of new spark plugs to aid ignition. This 2.5 rips right up to highway speeds as any JZ should, with an aftermarket exhaust emitting a cacophony of inline six goodness out the back. Shifts through the 5 speed manual are smooth and surprisingly direct. A 1.5 way differential hammers the power down at the rear wheels and can feel a bit aggressive under low speed cornering, but it pays off in grip when needed most. After the engine recon was performed, it was time to turn our attention to the drivetrain, where we installed new motor mounts to eliminate slop in the driveline. New inner and outer tie rods were installed up front, and the steering rack was shored up with new bushings and bellow boots. New front lower ball joints keep the handling compliant, and bring this Supra back to its glory days. Bilstein shocks on all four corners keep the ride compliant without being overly firm, and we've installed new pads and rotors at all four corners so this one can come to a screeching halt if needed. Further aiding traction and stopping power, we've put fresh Falken rubber on the AVS alloys, sure to keep the drive stress free for tens of thousands of miles to come. Better yet, we performed a fresh alignment to prolong the life of the new components and get the most out of this brilliant Japanese Classic!

*California Residents: In order to register a Grey Market vehicle in the state of California then it will have to be made CARB compliant first. CARB certifications will have to be performed within the state. Depending on the vehicle and any existing modifications will affect the pricing. Typically CARB compliance will range between 5-10K. Additional information can be found on the California Air Resources Board website.

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