1991 Toyota Soarer Z30
Stock Number: 4504
This 1991 Toyota Soarer is the ultimate blend of luxury and performance. In 1991 the JZZ30 debuted in Japan as one of the most extravagant Grand Tourers of its time. With it's sleek and sophisticated styling it has proven to be an iconic design for years to come. Its actually hard to believe that this car is 29 years old as the styling cues have never really seemed to date themselves, unlike many cars out of the '90s. This particular vehicle has been kept all OEM, just as Toyota had envisioned it. Finished in Platinum Silver (176) is a classic color choice for these and really fits the luxury styling. The paint itself is in great shape barring some light scratches/swirls in the clear coat, but that's nitpicking, to say the least. The massive bodywork has also been spared from any issues, it's even hard to really spot any door dings which is surprising considering just how long these doors are.
Soarer featured several options not available in it's US counterpart, the Lexus SC. Only available in Japan is the unmistakably 90's digital dash which really is an awesome feature. While it's not uncommon for them to have some pixelation or dull spots, this one is really rich letting it pop against the soft gray interior. The only issue is the digital gas gauge is currently inoperable which is a pretty common issue with these. The odometer is still working so it's not hard to keep an eye on fuel levels based on the mileage. While the cluster currently reads 47K kilometers it was replaced at 22K. The current mileage, while technically not verified, is 43K miles (once converted from KM.) The car was very well serviced, and since it was a one owner, we feel confident in the mileage being accurate. The light gray seats are incredibly comfortable and make long trips a breeze. Typically prone to staining this one has been maintained in fantastic condition. There is a small spot on the back seat, but considering the size of the back seats, hardly anyone would ever notice. Both front seats are powered which is very rare for the time, and shows no signs of seam separation or bolster wear. Even the door panels, which are notorious for having a seam pop along the top, are in great shape which is a real testament to how well this car was preserved. These came with all of the power features of the day like power-folding mirrors, windows, locks, cruise control, and automatic climate control. There is some slight pixelation to the radio screen but its not bad enough to prevent you from being able to use it without trouble. The only aftermarket piece is the nav screen that was mounted atop the center cluster, and while it does work, it obviously has little use here stateside.
Under the hood is really what separates the Soarer from the SC300/400. The powerful 2.5L twin-turbo is definitely the best engine for the chassis. The 1JZ-GTE fires right up and pulls hard to redline. For a car of this size, it's surprising just how quick they are in stock trim. The 1JZ has a very distinct tone, even through the stock exhaust, it's almost intoxicating so you've been warned in case you get a little carried away with the right pedal. Paired up with a four-speed auto really is the best trans option for these. The auto is rather quick shifting and allows you to always stay in boost. Plus, with a big luxury car like this just being able to hop in and blast really is the way to go. Being a proper GT naturally, it sends the power to the correct set of wheels outback. Mechanically the car is in top shape only needed a new set of rubber and a routine oil change once landing here with us. The stock suspension does a great job of soaking up bumps and road imperfections without feeling like you're driving your grandparents Cadillac. Few models transcend time the way this vehicle has. The Toyota Soarer combined a level of luxury, dependability, and performance that make it a turn-key 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 complaint 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.