1995 Toyota Soarer JZZ30
Available for: $12,995
Stock Number: 4654
When Toyota entered the luxury coupe market with the Soarer model, it was an instant hit. The comfortable, powerful, and reliable two-door model sent Mercedes and BMW back to the drawing board to contemplate their similar product offerings. Toyota believed that a super-powerful, high-quality vehicle, such as the Z30, didn't need to break the bank in terms of upkeep. Because of its timeless look, and stalwart durability, this car is an incredible value. The most impressive fact about the Soarer is how unassuming it is. Behind the rounded lines of the front fascia sits the proper motor choice for these, Toyota's legendary 1JZ-GTE twin-turbo straight six. Since the rest of the car is the same as the SC300 that we got here stateside you get the best of both worlds, the proper drivetrain with all of the stateside parts availability. Finished in the timeless Diamond White Pearl (051) is a classic choice for these luxury GT cars. Bodywise the Soarer has been kept largely all stock with the addition of the factory chin spoiler and rear decklid wing. Due to the height of the chin spoiler, it has taken a few licks over the years, but it hasn't cracked or anything more than some paint scuffs. The rear wing also looks like it was resprayed at some point, or possibly added on at some point, so the color match is a slight shade off. However, the rest of the paint is in great shape and has a very subtle metallic flake to it which is great out in the sunlight. Despite just how long these are the bodywork has been kept in great shape. Normally we expect to find its fair share of door dings and blemishes like that due to the size but this one really doesn't have much to report on. While the stock wheels are fine, the 18" Volk Rays Evolution 4 meshes wrapped in fresh Falken rubber are way more fitting. With the Tein coilovers, it helps to get the wheel gap down to a more acceptable height and give the Soarer a bit more aggressive look.
White over tan is the quintessential luxury coupe combo and fits the car perfectly. The dash and door panels are in far better condition than the average Soarer and are free from any of the typical issues that are normally seen on these interiors. The only real spot to note is the common separation on the top of the driver's door panel that seems to happen to all of these. The seats are in excellent condition and show only minor signs of use and no major staining which is impressive considering how light the color is. Normally we would expect to find some bolster wear on the driver's seat from the constant use but this one really was well preserved. Naturally, the passenger and rear seats are in even better shape. With the exception of the aftermarket radio, the rest of the interior has been kept all original. The radio does function and is a good bit larger than your typical replacement is, of course, you can easily swap out for something more current or OEM looking. These came equipped with a fully automatic climate control system which is particularly nice. The screen for it is a bit pixelated which is a common issue with these, but it has no impact on its actual functionality since its all controlled by the dial on the side. The digital dash is always a favorite since its nothing like what we saw stateside. While all of the basics are functioning the only thing that is not is the Odometer since its integrated into the cluster. Due to that fact, the mileage obviously couldn't be verified. We do know that the last timing belt was replaced at 57,515 so the mileage should be quite low based on how clean the interior, and the rest of the car for that fact, has been kept. Being a luxury coupe you naturally get all the power bells and whistles. One-touch driver's window, power locks, and your power folding mirrors. It really is a hard cockpit to beat when it comes to a long road trip.
Powered by the twin-turbo 1JZ-GTE, the Z30 Soarer has loads of potential for making reliable power. Even in stock trim, this Soarer packs plenty of punch. Boost comes on quickly thanks to Toyota's twin-turbo design and pulls strong throughout the RPM range. Since it still has the factory intake and exhaust it really is a deceivingly fast car, especially when you drop down a gear on the highway. Being a proper GT the obvious trans choice is the automatic. While these can be turned into drift monsters, most people are simply in search of an enjoyable car to jump in and cruise which makes the auto so much more appealing. The trans engages without any hesitation and easily sends the power to the rear wheels. Because of its ease of use, these make fantastic daily drivers. With that in mind, we've gone over the car mechanically to make sure it ready for its maiden US voyage. A fresh air filter and new battery, along with the right inner and outer tie rods and bellow boot, as well as a routine oil change has it back up to par. One test drive is all it takes to show you why the 1JZ powered cars blew away the SC's that we got stateside. Combining a level of luxury, dependability, and performance rarely seen makes this an ideal daily driver. Not to mention they actually have enough space for you to stretch out and a boot big enough for your other half's excessive amount of luggage. Toyota really hit the nail on the head when the developed the 3rd generation Soarer and this prime example is proof.
*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.