1994 Toyota MR2 Coupe
Stock Number: 4263
By 1994 Toyota was in full swing when it came to its proper sports car lineup. Only a handful of vehicles were being built with a true mid-engine, rear wheel drive setup for weight distribution. This movement is finally starting to catch on in the supercar world, but Toyota was one of the pioneers. By this point, the SW20 had already made a name for itself after replacing the smaller, less powerful, AW11 model. '94 being the 3rd revision to the lineup which meant some of the growing pains of the earlier models have been worked out. Most notably the suspension has been revised to eliminate the lift-off oversteer that the earlier models were known for. Finished in the ever classic Super White (040) is always a great choice. The paint has been kept in fantastic shape with only minimal blemishes from its 85K verified mile lifetime. The body reflects the same with only a few door dings, but nothing out of the ordinary for a 25 year old car. There is one dent in the hood between the headlights, however, no paint was been chipped so a little PDR could get it back to normal. There has been one change up to the exterior, and that's simply changing out the factory fogs for newer and more efficient LEDs.
The interior has been kept largely all stock, however, there are a few minor change-ups to note. Most notably the fitted leather seat covers which make a big impact. They match the leather dash and center console tying everything together. The GT-S trim spec is fitted with cloth seats underneath which appear to be a good condition thanks to the extra layer of protection. The dash has been kept from any sun damage like cracking or fading that many cars have fallen victim to. With its very driver-centric the dash is well laid out and all of your pertinent information is easy to read. All of the powered functions such as the power windows, power mirrors, automatic climate control are right at hand. All of which are functioning as expected with the A/C blowing cold for those few random hot fall days. The only other changeup is the aftermarket Carrozzeria head unit which does have a USB input so you have some tunes for the ride home.
Mechanically the 3S-GTE also received a bit of an overhaul with the 3rd revision. Power was bumped up to 242 and the E153 5 speed received upgraded synchros to help smooth out the gearbox. The mid-mounted four-cylinder puts it's power down to the rear wheels thanks to a Viscous LSD. The 3S-GTE power plant is notorious for its reliability and ability to make great horsepower right out of the box. Having been kept all stock at only 85K verified miles we're only just getting started. Shifts through the revised 5 speed are crisp and the clutch is surprisingly forgiving. The stock suspension does great work with its fantastic weight distribution. It's more than comfortable for your Monday through Friday commute as well as back roading on the weekend. To make sure you have plenty of grip on hand 4 new tires were mounted along with a fresh battery. A new set of plugs and a routine oil change has it ready to start it's new life here in the US. With parts being readily available here stateside, and the ability for your local Toyota dealer to even work on them, these cars make worry-free daily drivers. Don't let such a prime example pass you by.
*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.