1991 Toyota Supra JZA70 Limited
In the early 90's, Toyota was setting the Japanese asphalt ablaze. The angular, wedge styling, paired with a hearty 2.5L 1JZ-GTE engine, made the Supra a performance icon of the era. The build quality and driving dynamics are the reason why its stood the test of time, aging gracefully.
The exterior's edgy appearance has be tastefully accented for a slightly more aggressive aesthetic. This example, originally finished in Toyota Black (202) has since been fully swapped to a Baltic Blue. The color swap was well done, the only part that hints at the original black is the engine bay itself. Its deep luster is devoid of any major blemishes including dents and scratches. This Turbo Limited trim level has been lowered with a set of Tein Street Flex coilovers. The car's well sorted suspension has been inspected and road tested, a brand new set up front tie rods were installed as well. The lowered running gear hasn't just improved the overall stance of this two door targa, but has aided ride quality. The chassis takes road imperfections with ease, gobbling up large and intermediate road imperfections. 17" classic five-spoke Volk Racing wheels adorn all corners, with two new tires fitted up front. The 2.5L fires right up and is host to several performance upgrades. Under the hood you'll find a K&N reusable intake, which adds a surprising "whoosh" when backing off the throttle. Out back, the exhaust has been improved with a FGK main factory turboback exhaust. The larger piping adds a few ponies and definitely gives a throatier tone. Without being overwhelmed, the interior stays quiet enough to carry on a conversation, and the exhaust doesn't drone. Pulling hard all the way to redline, the 4 speed automatic shifts smoothly and allows the 1J to build ample amounts of boost. Acceleration is more than brisk, even by today's standards.
The interior of the JZA70 was ahead of its time and has been exceptionally well maintained. In this trim, the interior gets specialized seats and a digital dash. The drivers seat is powered, and 9 way adjustable. The slate blue upholstery even has perforations in between the seat bolsters to provide better cooling on hot days. The cloth is in better than average shape for a car of this age, and is devoid of any major rips, tears and holes. All the electronics work, and the dash displays only 89K verified miles. Since this was designed to compete in the luxury sports car market all of the creature comforts are present. One touch power windows, door locks mirrors all function properly. Like all JZA70's he exterior mirrors do have cracking, an important condition note. The center roof panel can be removed for the summer months, and a/c blows cold if open air motoring isn't your style.
Even stateside these MKIII Supras are becoming very rare. This Japanese example, packs more tech, more power, and more refinement under the same sheet metal. A tunable platform and legendary drivetrain make this generation a modern Japanese classic, that can be yours!
*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.