1993 Toyota Supra SZ
Stock Number: 4528
The fourth-generation Supra was the pinnacle of Toyota's nearly thirty years of sports car development. Perhaps Japan's most storied grand tourer, the MKIV blends performance, refinement, and quality into one stunning package. This eye-catching 1993 example is finished in a sporty Super Red (3L2.) Adorned with OEM rain guards and a set of Work multipiece alloys, the body is in great shape other than some minor dings and chips associated with normal use. Perfect for use as a weekend toy, daily driver, or a clean platform to GTE swap; this Supra is the real deal.
The cabin is particularly clean and is one of the coolest designs to come from the decade. All of the gauges and control tilt inwards towards the driver giving a very fighter jet cockpit feel. Power accessories were plentiful at the time including windows, locks, and mirrors. The JZA80 includes a tilt-adjustable steering column to accommodate drivers of all sizes, fully digital climate control with functional A/C and heat. In the summertime, privacy tint helps to keep temps down inside the cockpit and keeps prying eyes away from cargo stored below the hatch. The black cloth and leather seats are in above average condition in both rows, while the headliner and door cards are properly upholstered and clean. The carpets have been protected by a set of OEM plush carpet mats which are included in the sale, and the glove box includes the original owners manual and books. The dash is in fine shape lacking any major imperfections such as cracks or discoloration, and the OEM audio system is locked below in the center stack. It works as it should pumping tunes into the cabin when you don't want to hear the wail of the straight-six. That's not to say the interior is perfect as the driver seat has the typical issue with the gears wearing down so it has limited adjustment. Additionally, the knob on the rear seatback is broken, but a pull string was fashioned in japan so that the seats can still be dropped down. The cargo area is carpeted and contains all of the plastic trim pieces as well.
The factory drivetrain is overengineered and about as stout and sturdy as they come. Below the long, sloping bonnet sits Toyotas naturally aspirated 2JZ-GE straight-six. Silky smooth in operation, this 2997cc mill benefits from a fresh semi-synthetic oil service and new engine air filter. We couldn't independently verify the miles on the chassis but the odometer notes 45K miles. With A twist of the key, she turns over and sets into a near vibration-free idle. Mated to an automatic transmission, power is sent rearward to the back wheels. Acceleration is brisk and the sizable two-door sails up to and above highway-legal speeds with ease. The transmission shift as it should while the brakes and steering are direct and assured. The rear end has received a fluid change as a part of the recommended service and a new set of wipers has been thrown on for wet weather use. The suspension has been refreshed with new outer and inner tie rods, and the ride quality is splendid. The Work Autostrada Modena alloys are all wrapped in new rubber all around and handles wet and dry conditions with confidence.
The Supra is perhaps the most collectible Japanese Classic for good reason. It's iconic styling, top-notch performance and reputation for Toyota reliability make for a killer value at a reasonable market price.
*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.