1998 Toyota MR2 GT-S Turbo Coupe - Rare Revision 5 model!!. Black
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MR2 GT-S Turbo Coupe - Rare Revision 5 model!!.
This is a very rare Revision 5 model GT-S 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 in 1998 and was the last turbo model to be made, until production ceased in 1999.Rev 5 GT-S Turbo models have cloth sports seats (This example's been retro fitted with a more supportive TRD driver's seat) electric mirrors, 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 dashboard instrumentation, 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, genuine original option floor mats. The spare and original tool kit are complete and unused. Note: This has been a non smoker's car since new and interior is in excellent condition. No modifications have been added except for audio. Please note - if desired, we are able to supply brand-new or good quality used 17 or 18" wheels for MR2 speficif fitment, engine tuning parts, the latest Bride seats, air cleaners, bodykits, etc. for this model. Please see 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. The original gearknob has been replaced with a metallic knob, ICE is very high quality and consists of a Nakamichi CD radio unit, Bose amplifier and uprated speakers, etc. Please note that the audio is untested and therefore comes free of charge with the car.
Condition: This MR2's clearly been outstandingly well cherished. Looking carefully around the car we noticed only the following tiny faults: There's some stone light chips on the bonnet and a scratch on the driver's door mirror which has been touched in. The rest of the bodywork is in mint condition - to help keep it perfect, we've ordered a new touch up pen from Toyota Japan - to come with this car. Inside, the TRD seat is of course not matching the passenger one. Test Drive: Signs show of this MR2 having been regularly serviced. Oil is relatively new - and timing belt was changed last year at 63516km (39,475 miles). Clearly 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. It would appear this car was stored indoors, or under a car port and it probably spent most of it's driven life on Motorways cruising at legal speeds in Japan on occasional weekends only. It's been beautifully preserved!
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 in UK when it is introduced.
This car has now left Japan and is due for arrival to UK from the end of July. Will take 1-2 weeks to prepare if being supplied ected from the port when doing DIY UK preparation.
Inclusive of full UK modifications, MOT, UK registration, 6 month's road tax, 12 month's comprehensive warranty, a full vallet, OTR price: £7,995.Alternatively, 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 £7,095.
Please Contact us to reserve this MR2 or to obtain full information on how to source your specific MR2 requirement.
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