1992 Toyota Soarer 5 M/T
With the rising prices of the Toyota Supra, the Toyota Soarer is a budget-friendly alternative. Underneath its timeless exterior design is the same chassis that the JZA80 Supra uses. Front and rear suspension, differential, subframes, etc. are all shared between the two vehicles. While the Supra was marketed as more of a sports car, the Soarer was marketed as a high-end luxury grand tourer. This particular 1992 GT example is finished in Toyota's Black (202) the exterior is strikingly elegant. The front bumper has been updated with an OEM Kouki (1997+) front bumper including fog lights and grill which is certainly the most aesthetically pleasing front bumper offered for the Z30 Soarer from the factory. In addtion, OEM Kouki side skirts have also been added to further update the body. The rest of the exterior remains unmodified. Both the paint and the body are in excellent condition and aside from a few minor routine imperfections like rock chips, the paint is beautiful. A staggered set of SSR Professor SP1 wheels give the luxury GT car a sportier presence while a set of Tein coilovers get the ride height a bit lower while providing improved handling.
The interior is trimmed in grey executive cloth which is a rare find on the black exterior. The interior is in surprisingly good condition. The door panels are free of any major rips or tears, however, there is one split at the top of the passenger door trim which is a common issue for the Z30. The seats are in excellent shape and show minimal bolster wear. The dash does not have any major sun damage and the carpet is free of any rips or major staining. There is some UV damage to the wood trim, but otherwise a very clean interior. Modifications to the interior and minimal and include a Trust shift knob, HKS boost gauge, and an aftermarket steering wheel. All of the power accessories are functioning as they should. Fitted with convenient automatic climate control it is functioning properly, however, the screen is fading out which is a notorious issue with these. This Z30 also features a powered sunroof which we don't often see. Whether the venting option or fully open, the bonus fresh air makes these summer night drives fantastic.
Powered by the twin-turbo 1JZ-GTE, the Z30 Soarer has loads of potential for making reliable power. Even in close to stock form this Soarer packs plenty of punch. Boost comes on quickly thanks to Toyota's twin-turbo design and pulls strong throughout the RPM range. Shifts through the factory R154 manual are trouble-free and the clutch shows no signs of slipping. While the dash reads out 33K miles it was not verified before leaving Japan. These digital gauge clusters are notorious for going out which is what we assume happened in this instance. Our trained technicians have installed 4 brand new tires, new rear brake pads, spark plugs, replaced the input shaft seal on the transmission, and performed a fresh oil change. This ensures a worry-free ownership experience and brings all maintenance up to date. Modifications are limited to an A'PEXi air intake with an A'PEXi blow off valve, paired with a DC Sport catback exhaust system, and a Cusco strut bar. One test drive will show you why the 1JZ powered cars blew away the SC's that we saw stateside!
*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.