1989 Toyota Supra MkIII 3.0
Superb naturally aspirated example of a sought after model with manual transmission and just 43,013 miles; show use only for the last 5 years
Dating from May 1989 this attractive Uk market coupe is the 3rd itineration of the famous Supra nomenclature and features the well respected MA70 series 7M-GE 3.0 straight six in naturally aspirated form and develops a respectable 200bhp driven through five-speed manual transmission, the purists’ choice. Finished in red, with ever-so-cool pop-up headlights and sat on its period correct original ‘saw blade’ 16x7 alloy wheels the car still looks very striking. The interior on this example is of grey cloth with electric driver’s seat adjustments for lumbar and side bolsters. With only 43,013 miles covered this must be one of the lowest mileage UK spec manual MkIII Supras on the market. It has been in the hands of our loving, enthusiast owners for the past five years and has spent much of that time cosseted, wrapped up in a heated garage and has covered only 904 miles during their tenure, with only circa 200 miles per annum for dry show use. The history file includes the V5C, some 27 old MOTs dating back to 1992 confirming its mileage along with a selection of bills revealing fitment of a replacement clutch at 39,458 miles. The Supra comes complete with the original owner’s pack, tool kit and unused spare wheel. A Toad security system is fitted for reassurance. The MOT is valid until mid July 2021 with only 3 minor advisories recorded for a binding handbrake and deterioration of the exhaust, both likely due to such little regular use. A tempting entry here, particularly given the upwards curve of values of the later MkIV model, this must surely be the next to move in the same direction. In fact, we sold a similar MkIII to this lovely car last year which made a staggering £12,000 and it had covered more miles…..gets the old bean into a rummy thinking spree doesn’t it. A shrewd investment we feel!
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