1997 Toyota JZX100 Tourer V
Toyota's JZX100 platform is one of the hottest sellers on the market right now. Thanks to iconic styling, Toyota reliability, and its exceptional ability to dominate the streets and race circuits alike. The JZX100 Mark II, Chaser, and Cresta have cemented themselves in the minds of enthusiasts as the must-have 1990s sport sedan, and for good reason! This 1997 Toyota Mark II Tourer V is equipped with a laundry list of tasteful modifications and is offered with a scant 77k verified and documented miles. Sporting Toyota's steadfast 1JZ-GTE VVTI engine and R154 five-speed manual, this Tourer is fresh off a recent service and ready to boogie. Finished in Toyota's stunning Pearl White Mica paint (057), this JZX turns plenty of heads thanks to a full Origin Labo aero. An Origin front bumper, wider front fenders, side skirts, and rear bumper all come together in unison to give this sport sedan a sleek, low-profile aesthetic. A set of OEM rainguards and new 18" Stage Belmont wheels complement the more aggressive bodywork nicely and turn this Mark II into a real showstopper. For those looking for a modified turn-key manual JZX100, it really doesn't get much better than this. Whether you're headed to the race track or the supermarket, this speedy, do-it-all sport sedan is the definitive Japanese Classic.
The JZX100 is commonly referred to as a "drift taxi" and after taking a quick glance at the interior it's easy to see why. Plenty of leg room, comfortable seating for five, and enough power amenities to keep both front and rear passengers satisfied. The driver's seat has been swapped to a fixed-back Recaro SPG, and is in good nick aside from some light wear on the fabric. The striped cloth upholstery on the passenger seat, rear seats and door cards is clean, plush, and should keep most passengers comfortable without issue. The dash is in good condition, and aside from some minor lifting around the defrost vents the rest of the material is free of cracks or serious wear. The digital automatic climate control is in good working order and cold A/C is freshly charged and ready for these last remaining summer months. Power windows, power locks, and power-folding mirrors are all in good operation, and a power moonroof easily glides open for some more ventilation in the cabin. For fans of customization, the interior has already been spruced up with a number of upgrades sure to make the drive ahead more exciting and interactive. Greddy boost and oil pressure gauges are in good working order and mounted conveniently on the driver's side A-pillar, and a massive Pivot tachometer ensures that you'll never miss a shift. All gauges are fully functional, even the OEM switchgear, and you'll be confident that engine vitals will always be on display when needed. Lastly, a sleek tri-spoke Momo steering wheel serves as a suitable replacement for the clunky OEM unit and feels good in hand. Aside from some loose trim and illuminated traction control lights associated with the A/T to M/T swap, this interior should be more than satisfactory for the next driver. The factory carpeted floor mats, owner's manual and maintenance booklet are even included too!
Unlike the JZX90 before it, the JZX100's 1JZ-GTE received a hearty refresh, with a single, twin-scroll turbocharger and VVTI head delivering a hefty power bump to around 280 ponies at the rear wheels. While this engine is certainly no slouch in stock form, a few choice aftermarket modifications have been installed to keep the drive fun and stress-free. The restrictive stock intake plumbing has been fully upgraded, courtesy of an HPI intake and front-mount intercooler, and a Kakimoto N1 catback exhaust produces a symphony of inline six goodness from the back. This JZ cranks over without hesitation, care of a new 12V battery, and idling is smooth and confident. Fresh off an oil and filter service, the motor runs like a top and an upgraded catch can ensure you won't lose a drop! Like most JZX100s of the time, this model has done away with the original automatic slushbox and a smooth shifting R154 five-speed has been installed in its place. Power is hammered down to the rear wheels care of an aftermarket LSD, and guarantees you'll always be in control when the rear end gets squirrely. With a healthy assortment of suspension modifications, this Tourer eats backroads for breakfast. Apexi coilovers deliver a comfortable yet commanding ride, and a strut tower brace and rear cross bar give this chassis some much needed stiffening. Power steering is silent and on point, and as a cherry on top, four fresh Falken tires have been mounted and balanced in house, providing much needed grip for tens of thousands of miles to come.
*California Residents: In order to register a Grey Market vehicle in the state of California then it will have to be made CARB compliant 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.