1994 Toyota Supra MKIV
Stock Number: 4429
Without a question of doubt, the most iconic car to ever come out of Japan in the 1990's is the JZA80 Toyota Supra. This car has built a reputation over the last 26 years as being not only one of the most beautiful cars of the era but also mechanically bulletproof. This 1994 SZ model has just arrived at our showroom and is in remarkable shape. Touching down with only 110K verified miles it's evident the previous owner was just as aware of what he had as we did. Bodywise we have quite a few subtle changes giving it an OEM+ look. A J Blood front lip partners up with the TRD side skirts and rear spats to visually really lower the car. While the Cusco coilovers actually do drop the ride height down onto the 19" AVS Model 5 nicely. The more aggressive look is really how these all should have come from the factory in the first place. The Supra graphics down the doors are surprisingly tasteful and are certainly period correct. The trademark Super White (040) paint matches the aftermarket aero well and really is a timeless color choice for the body. The paint shows quite well for its age with only minor routine blemishes over its lifetime. The same goes for the bodywork which is in overall good shape barring a typical door ding or two.
The interior has been cared for with the same high standards as the body was. Largely all original it has had a few small additions made, most notably the stick in the center console. Originally leaving the factory with the 4-speed automatic a later model V161 Getrag 6-speed has been fitted which really transforms this car. In '94 the W58 5 speed would have been the only option which we all know falls a bit short of the Getrag which is why these transmissions sell for around 10K on their own. Due to the trans swap, the stock cluster does still has the auto shift indicators but it has no impact on functionality. Otherwise, the only change-up from stock is the nice Momo wheel which looks far more fitting than the clunky Toyota one it started out with. The seats have been well preserved over the years, free of any notable stains or fraying. The driver's side bolster has a hint of wear from getting in and out, but nothing of concern. The back seat in all of the JZA80's are leather which adds a great level of resilience since it's really only large enough to be used for additional storage. The dash is in great condition, as we've seen many fall victim to sun damage over the years. The cockpit is very well laid out with all of the pertinent switches and information easily within reach of the driver. Fitted with all the modern power accessories of the time; power windows, mirrors, and climate control. As with most Toyota's, all of the accessories are functioning properly and the A/C is blowing cold for the upcoming summer heat.
Under the hood is one of the most robust motors Toyota has developed to date, the 2JZ-GE. Because of its wide variety of applications, this is one of the easiest motors to maintain here in the states. You could literally take this to your local Lexus/Toyota dealer to have it serviced if you wanted. The 2J fires right up and has that silky smooth idle that these are known for. Mechanically the MKIV has been kept largely all stock but does sport a few of the basic upgrades we see on most cars these days. HKS was turned to for the intake and high-quality HiPower Catback exhaust. While the intake helps open things up it doesn't make as much of an impact as the exhaust does. The 2J has a very specific tone that really gets amplified meaning you're probably going to spend more time with the windows down than the A/C up. The power delivery is great in these, despite not being the more powerful twin-turbo model. The GE cars are no slouch making great midrange torque and still returning above-average fuel economy. In swapping out the trans they also went ahead and beefed up the clutch with an ORC 559D twin-plate clutch. Its a bit overkill for a stock motor, but if you're going to replace it you just as soon upgrade. By nature, this clutch is a good bit stiffer and does also make more noise at idle. If you do a little digging you'll find that it's a rather common thing with these transmissions, but it can be a little annoying. Of course, for those looking to make big power, this would be an ideal candidate for a GTE swap since its essentially plug and play. When you consider the cost difference between this and a factory TT car it's a no brainer. This one came in having been well cared for and only needed minor servicing and even had its original books. New rear upper control arms, an inner tie rod, fresh 19" rubber, and a routine oil change have everything back on track. While it's typically not the first car that comes to mind when you consider a new daily however with the way this thing drives you'll find yourself wanting to hop in this to make the morning commute over your "normal" car. It's already hard to find a 25 year old car that has been maintained as well as this one, let alone on a platform like this. This MKIV truly is a Japanese Classic that will never go out of style.
*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.