1992 Toyota Aristo 3.0V
Available for: $14,995
The Toyota Aristo is one of the best all around sports sedans ever built. Out performing the manual BMW M5 of the same era the Aristo is a serious sports sedan. Underneath its skin the Aristo is essentially a Toyota Supra (JZA80) as all of the suspension components are shared between the two vehicles. So it's easy to see why it performs so well, especially considering the two cars also have the same twin turbo 2JZ-GTE drive train! This 1992 model has just arrived to our showroom and looks great in black. Originally this car left the showroom floor finished in green, however a full color swap has been performed by the previous owner and we think it's an excellent choice as these cars look particularly sinister in black. The exterior is in great condition and is free of any major dents or dings. The only spot to note is on the passenger side of the hood where it appears something hit the hood from the underside. The paint crack is only about the size of a dime which is why it's hard to note in the pictures. All things considered the paint is in good condition and shines well however there is some etching in the clear coat from rain over the years. There's no flaking or peeling, but a good cut and buff would go a long way. The exterior remains largely stock save for an aftermarket rear wing and clear housing headlights. Just ahead of the wing appears to have been a trunk mounted antenna as you can still see the outline in the paint when you catch it at the right angle. Rolling stock received a much needed upgrade compliments of a set of 18" Manaray Sport Vertec Super Edition. The wheels give a much more aggressive stance and overall are in good shape, but naturally there is some curb rash.
The interior has been trimmed in black leather with grey accents and looks both modern and in great condition! The black leather seats are in excellent condition and show only minor wear throughout. The door panels are just the same with minimal wear and are in very good shape. They appear to have been redone recently which really transforms the look of the interior. The dash is free of any major sun damage however the steering wheel does show typical wear from use. The carpet shows minor staining, but free of any rips or tears. An aftermarket flip out TV headunit has been added replacing the stock unit and can easily be switched out with something more US compatible. Being a proper GT car all of the power accessories of the time are present. Power windows, locks, folding mirrors, automatic climate control, as well as cruise control. Everything is functioning as to be expected seeing as this is a Toyota after all.
Mechanically the bullet proof twin turbo 2JZ-GTE is in excellent condition. It fires to life quickly and a bit quietly, considering the size of the Fujitsubo catback exhaust. Idle is smooth, and these accelerate like a freight train. Put your foot down to pass a slower car on the highway and hold on. Shifts through the robust automatic transmission are smooth and pleasant seeing as these are more GT than sports car. We have installed a brand new battery, a new alternator, 2 new front tires, and given it a fresh oil change since landing here. We've gone through and taken care of one of the major service items as well; the valve stem seals. A notoriously common issue with the 2JZ but will save it's next owner a considerably expensive headache. While the cluster reads 91K miles, this has not been verified so it's being sold as unknown mileage. In order to cut down on wheel gap and help manage the heft of the sedan, a set of Tein coilvers were installed. The 2J has been kept largely all stock, however to open up the sound of the turbos it has had an open filter intake fitted. This sleeper is an ideal daily driver for real car guys!
*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.