1998 Toyota MR2 GT Turbo Coupe - Rare Revision 5 model ! Champagne Metallic.
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MR2 GT Turbo Coupe - Rare Revision 5 model!!.
This is a very rare Revision 5 model GT turbo. If you're well into these you'll know this sort of car almost never comes up for sale, especially in condition as outstanding as this example!
The MR2 turbo was made from 1989 onwards for the Japanese market only, whilst the rest of the world had to make do with normally aspirated versions only!
In 1994 Toyota introduced the Revision 3 turbo model in Japan. Fitted with a more powerful version of their 3S GT-E turbo engine giving 245 bhp as standard, other revisions also brought uprated suspension for greater grip and safety at high speeds, uprated interior trim, as well as newer larger sized wheels, plus of course new fresh colours. With these changes the MR2 became a better car - which is still in strong demand by enthusiasts both in Japan and UK, etc. The Revision 5 GT Turbo model was introduced at the very end of 1998. GT Turbo models have half leather / Alcantara interior (GT-S models have cloth), electric mirrors with retract mode, Stainless Steel sill trims and Torsen limited slip differential. Rev 5 models also received a new uprated 4 channel ABS system as standard, Updated design of Alcantara trim with red stitching for leather seats, adjustable GT style rear spoiler, Dual SRS Airbags, Updated steering wheel design, clear front indicators and side repeaters fitted on the side of each front wing. Glass was also changed to a more modern green tinted type (Rev 3 prior models had glass in brown-grey colour). More new colours were introduced too.
To find a Revision 5 in this condition nowadays is usually close to impossible. Most are tired, neglected and in need of considerable work to make perfect. This example's in mint condition throughout.
Standard specification includes: Dual SRS airbags, ABS, Climate Control A/C, PAS, P/W, Light green tint on the windows, electrically retractable remote controlled door mirrors, floor mats. The spare and original tool kit are complete and unused. Note: This has been a non smoker's car and interior is in fabulous condition.
Mild Modifications: This MR2 has received some mild upgrades in the form of Enkei NT03 17" wheels fitted with Bridgestone Potenza RE-01R sports tyres. Please note - if desired, we are able to supply engine tuning parts, the latest Bride seats, air cleaners, bodykits, etc. for this model. Please see www.neweraparts.com for more details.
Interior: There are no faults to report with the interior except for mild wear on the driver's seat and gear shift gaiter. Standard audio with CD player, etc. is included. Please note that the audio is untested and therefore comes free of charge with the car.
Auction Grade 4 (Auction sheet is available). This MR2's clearly been outstandingly well cherished. Looking carefully around the car we noticed only the following tiny faults: There's 2 small pin dents on the offside quarter panel (To be repaired if acessible by a pin dent repair specialist - as part of full UK preparation package). On the front o/s wing, rear spoiler and C pilars there are very light (Possibly polishable) scratches on the laquer and there's a chip of paint on the nearside rear air intake Please see pictures - these faults are hard to spot really too small to repair, but are mentioned for the sake of giving a complete report. Test Drive: Signs show of this MR2 having been regularly serviced. Oil is relatively new - and timing belt was changed 2 years ago. Cclearly this car wasn't driven hard - judging by the fact the brake discs still look lightly worn and the car's bodywork in such amazing condition. Note the lack of stone chips also. It would appear this car was stored indoors, was regularly polished and cared for and probably spent most of it's driven life on Motorways cruising at legal speeds in Japan.
We test drove this car and found it to be very healthy, giving good strong power throughout the rev range. Driving out of our yard, which is quite bumpy, we noted that there were no rattles and squeaks to be heard. When driving on the open road, the car felt tight and unused. Brakes pulled the car up well with no signs of warpage, as is often common on older cars. Clutch has plenty of bite remaining. Felt very smooth. Handles great too!
Spec. like this is very sought after so an example such as this is not expected to depreciate significantly. Being the most recent shape that's currently importable into the UK - Rev 5 models are what MR2 enthusiasts would most like. Note also, being a 1998 model, this car qualifies for the lower priced road tax scheme.
This car is currently held at our export yard in Tokyo and is ready to ship (It can also go to UK or other countries - ask)!
Inclusive of full UK modifications, MOT, UK registration, 6 month's road tax, 12 month's comprehensive warranty, a full vallet, lternatively, if you'd like to do your own simple UK preparation and registration upon arrival to UK (No SVA required), we can supply this car landed with taxes paid at £7,495.
Please Contact us to reserve this MR2 or to obtain full information on how to source your specific MR2 requirement.
Newera Imports. Consistently recommended by members of the International MR2 Owner's club as the best source of rare specification top condition late model MR2 Turbos!