1998 Toyota MR2 -Rev. 5 GT-S Turbo T-Bar - Concours Condition.
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MR2 - RARE Revision 5 GT-S T-Bar Turbo!!
Champagne Met (4N3)
This is an extremely rare Revision 5 T-Bar Turbo MR2 - One of only around 150 built by Toyota before production stopped in 1999.It's the first we're importing in over 3 years - they're that rare and difficult to source in perfect condition like this, nowadays! This car's in concours condition with totally original specification throughout. With absolutely zero underside corrosion and pristine paintwork it's been garaged most of it's life.. Aside from the other Rev 4 T-Bar turbo currently in stock of similar condition we haven't come across any better late model T-Bars in a in a long time.
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 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 model was introduced at the beginning of 1998. In addition to the Revision 3 modifications, it received the Rev 4's improvements including: new uprated ABS system as standard, Dual SRS Airbags, clear front indicators and (orange) side repeaters fitted on the side of each front wing. Glass was also changed to a more modern green tinted type (Previous models had glass in brown-grey colour). Rev 5 improvements include: Adjustable rear spoiler, new design of original alloy wheels, red and black instruments, new design of leather SRS steering wheel with passenger airbag too.
With this example, what you see is a very rare combination, especially because of the mint condition exterior very rare T-bar! - To find a Revision 5 with this spec. is usually close to impossible.
Standard specification includes: Dual SRS airbags, ABS, Climate Control A/C, PAS, P/W, Light green tint on the windows, remote controlled door mirrors, original floor mats. The T-Bar roof also includes interior covers. The glass can safely be stored behind the seats. The spare and original tool kit are complete and unused. Audio equipment consists of a Clarion 200W hifi with CD/MD/Radio.
Interior: The last owner was a non smoker. Please note that the audio is untested, has no manufacturer's guarantee and therefore comes free of charge with the car.
Exterior: This car is of auction grade 4 and this is an MR2's that has clearly been cherished since new. Please note: With the sun's effect, some of the panels appear to be of different shade depending on how light hits them. There is NO mismatch of panels, this is merely an effect of light direction. Paintwork is in pristine condition throughout. Most noticable is the lack of stone chips at the front and no pin dents at all along each side of the car. It looks like a near new car throughout. Underside of the car is as new. There's no rust at all on this example - it's never seen salt (Picture of underside is available).
Looking carefully around the bodywork we noticed the following minor faults: There is a light scratch on the trim piece forward of the driver side front arch. This will be professionally touched in as part of our preparation for this car. This is the only bodywork fault.
This MR2 has been regularly serviced by Toyota. Oil is relatively new - clearly this car wasn't driven hard - judging by the fact the brake discs still look lightly worn and there are virtually no stone chips on the car at all. Timing belt was changed at 57,498km (35,729 miles) - well before limit of kms, but changed due to age - a testament to the care this car's received. We test drove this car and found it drives very well, 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. Drives like a near new car.
Spec. like this is very sought after, so an example such as this is not expected to depreciate significantly. Rev 5 MR2 T-Bars are what MR2 enthusiasts consider to be the ultimate MR2. As Toyota will never build another sports car like this, yet alone one with the performance available here - there's no doubt this will become a collector's car into the future. If the new owner looks after it well, it should show zero depreciation over years to come.
Inclusive of full UK modifications, MOT, UK registration, 6 month's road tax, 12 month's comprehensive warranty a full vallet,
This car has now arrived and is ready for viewing at the showroom in Norfolk. A deposit of £1,000 reserves this unique example. Please Contact us for further details on this MR2, or to obtain full information on how we can source your specific MR2 requirement.
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