top of page

1996 Toyota Starlet Glanza V Turbo (5 Speed Manual). Dark Grey Metallic


Share this Vehicle

  • Instagram
  • Facebook
  • YouTube
  • Twitter



Starlet Glanza V Turbo (5 Speed Manual).




Dark Grey Metallic


The Starlet Glanza V is a rare car in the UK. Although there are some of the older and completely different plain shaped models in the UK, the Glanza V is extremely rare on British Shores! These are lightweight front wheel drive 1.3 DOHC turbo powered pocket rockets! Being Toyotas, they're far more robust and reliable than other hatches in the UK. The Glanza V is also small, nimble and very light - as well as being very tunable too! These make excellent daily use commuting cars. Their chuckability around corners, eager engines and rare looks serve up an excellent and enjoyable package that won't depreciate . They're also inexpensive on insurance for younger drivers!

Performance equipment includes: HKS Direct Drive Induction kit, A Full Sports Exhaust System (Standard Catalyst is retained in the Turbo Elbow for Ease of MOT). The engine has much improved response and performance with the improved breathing generated by the removal of the standard, restrictive parts. Engine sound is also much improved with the 1.3 16V Twin Cam Turbo sounding powerful even at idle. In standard form the 4E-FTE Engine develops 133BHP at 6400rpm, using only 0.65 Bar boost. This example is developing in the region of 140BHP with improved breathing. With the addition of a boost controller or adjustable turbo actuator, 160BHP is easily and safely achievable. These parts are readily available from our sister company An Apexi boost gauge is already fitted to allow close monitoring of the boost level. Also installed is a Turbo Timer, this allows the turbo to cool properly before switching off the engine, thus cutting oil supply, prolonging turbocharger life.

This car is suprisingly fast, and will undoubtabley shock many hot hatch drivers once rolling on UK tarmac!

To make use of the increased driveability the suspension has been uprated with Tanabe Sustec Pro coilover suspension. This suspension set up also allows full ride height adjustment (With the use of supplied C Spanners) and damping control from the strut top (using allen adjustment). A standard front strut brace is fitted as standard, providing improved cornering rigidity. This Glanza is currently riding around 40mm lower than standard, giving both improved looks and far superior handling over the standard suspension set up, with little to no body roll when cornering hard! The handling really is superb.

The factory wheels have been replaced with lightweight, forged, Enkei Racing 15" alloy wheels, with 4 nearly new Bridgestone Potenza RE711 195/50 R15 82V sports tyres. When combined with the reduced ride height and increased rim size, the Glanza looks truly menacing!

Standard equipment includes: 5 speed manual transmission, Power Steering, Electic Windows with auto up/down on drivers window, Air Conditioning, Rear Wiper, Fitted mats, Remote Controlled Door Mirrors with retract mode, Central cup holders, Driver's SRS airbag, Front Driving Lamps, Rear Spoiler and window wind deflectors. Note that a Panasonic TV (NTSC) / Navigation system is also fitted and included free of charge. Please note: will not work in the UK without conversion, but the TV screen can be adapted easily for use with a DVD player, etc. Note that an optionalglass sunroof is also fitted - a rare and desirable additional extra!

The auction grade is 3 (Auction Sheet is available) due to the modifications fitted. It's in excellent condition throughout - as pictures of exterior and interior will show. There are some stone chips that have been touched in on the bonnet. Also there is a scratched area where the wiper has touched the bonnet (Opened whilst the wipers were running), There are signs that the n/s quarter has previously been resprayed - quality of paint is very good though. There is a scratch on the n/s door mirror. Also some scratches to the edge of the driver's door. On the passenger door there's a barely visible mark left from blending some laquer into this area. These minor faults are detailed to provide an accurate description, although are mentioned for the purpose of a complete and accurate description. Interior is in excellent condition. All we could find amis are a drink spillage mark on the rear seat and a burn mark on the driver's seat. These will be cleaned / repaired as part of preparation in UK also.

Over £2,500 (equivalent) has been spent in Japan by the last keeper in improving this Starlet Glanza V to the specification detailed above! Clearly a cherished example!

With the E-SVA regulations now in full swing, this is the newest Glanza currently available for import to the UK, with no model report currently available, or likely to be produced, for E-SVA test purposes.

ncludes all costs such as SVA test, full UK conversions, 1 year's comprehensive Motorcare warranty, valeting, cost of road tax and new MOT.

Please Contact Us to discuss reserving this Toyota Starlet Glanza V for yourself.
Newera - Consistently recommended for supplying the best Imports in the UK by tuners and Performance Car club members. For further information on these pocket rockets see:

bottom of page