1992 Toyota Supra GT
Toyota's Supra is one of the most desired JDM imports to this day. This stellar 1992 three-door hatchback is rear-wheel drive and powered by a potent 2.5L twin-turbo engine. It's fast, fun, and compared to the Mark IV, affordable. Overall, the body condition is in good shape aside from some scuffs, dings, and dents and is finished in a classic Onyx Black (202). Outfitted with an FRP body kit and spoiler to complete the aggressive aesthetic, this Supra rides on a simple set of BBS alloys. The angular lines and classic sports car proportions scream 80's performance but the motor is just as good as any current sports car offering in our opinion. Recently serviced and legally imported this Japanese Classic would make for a wonderful daily driver and is an accessible platform to modify.
The cabin of this grand tourer is rather spacious and comfortable when you are behind the wheel. You can fit two people in the back but admittedly it will be rather tight for adults. We recommend packing up a suitcase and heading out for a day trip with your significant other in this smooth driving two-door. The seats are fitted with gray cloth all throughout, and the material is soft to the touch. The seats themselves are in good shape and lack any major rips, stains, or tears. Power amenities include electric windows, locks, and mirrors, You will find the power mirror folding option common on 90s Japanese cars, which would be a luxury feature on vehicles here stateside. These are fully operable to help with the tight city parking making life more convenient. Automatic climate control is included and although all the components are there, and when charged it blows cold, but the system does have a small leak that will eventually cause the cold air to subside. The heater works so at least winter will be bearable. Both of the door cards are still intact and we wanted to note that the armrest is peeling badly at this point. The headliner shows no stains but has some sagging towards the rear as well. The factory wheel was ditched for a red Volanti Sportivi steering wheel, which provides the driver with a better grip and feedback, A few aftermarket gauges were added to this Supra so that the driver can keep an eye on its vitals. These include GReddy oil temperature and pressure gauges that work as they should, but the boost gauge sadly has gone belly up. The dash is clear of bubbling and looks to have an aftermarket leather dash cover with red stitching. The dash cover material is detaching right over the glove box where the cover meets the air vents. The armrest and the e-brake boot show some wear that can be expected over time. A Carrozzeria double din replaced the factory radio and powers on, but we were not able to hear anything come through the speakers.
The engine found under the bonnet is the 1JZ-GTE twin-turbo mated to a 4-speed automatic transmission. The power is sent to the rear wheels and tons of traction is available thanks to the new tires installed at all four corners. The powerband is linear and pulls strong through each gear with ease. As the cluster does have some issues related to the speedo not working properly we couldn't verify the mileage on this chassis. You will get an immediate start-up with the turn of the key, and the inline-six turns over with the help of the new 12V battery. This will keep you from being stranded through the long winters ahead and should last for years to come The engine breathes more easily thanks to a new HKS intake filter. A free-flowing and rare HKS Sport catback sounds decent and uncorks a few more ponies. Handling is a strong suit of this model and a set of Tein coilovers stiffen the ride, reduce the fender gap, and allow it to handle more flatly. A Cusco front strut tower bar has been added to restrict body roll during spirited cornering. The steering is light and is easy to maneuver when you're cutting up the backroads or just cruising down the highway. When this supra was in our shop, we went ahead and replaced the inner and outer tie rods and bellows, for peace of mind for the next owner. While far from perfect this Mark III is reliable, eye-catching, and a Japanese Classic to boot!
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