1989 Toyota Supra MkIII

Unusually smart and original example of this sporting Japanese classic; 73,500 miles with 21 services to date; four new Avon tyres; hard to find in this condition

A descendant of the legendary 2000GT of the Sixties, the Supra was launched in 1978 as the sporting GT flagship of the Toyota range and just got better as time went on.
The A70 MkIII version ran from 1986 until 1993 with a potent 200bhp 3.0 straight-six up front driving the rear wheels in proper sportscar fashion. Most cars had 4-speed automatic transmission but a 5-speed manual was also available to make the most of all those eager horses. Naturally Toyota’s famed reliability came as standard and these cars can cover starship mileages with ease.
Supplied new by HCS Toyota of Portsmouth in October 1989, this smart Supra 3.0i has covered only 73,500 miles with an impressive service history comprising 20 stamps in the book up to 66,827 miles in January 2009 plus a note of another service in May 2012 at 69,116 miles when the head gasket was also renewed. This gives an average service interval of just 3,500 miles.
In October 2016 at 71,000 miles it had a brake overhaul, new starter motor and new rear struts with KYB shock absorbers and new rear roll bar bushes and brackets. In December 2018 four new Avon ZV7 tyres were fitted since when the car has covered only 800 miles.
The original Super White paintwork is still nice and shiny, the only blemish of any note being a scuff on the left corner of the rear bumper. The blue velour interior is in excellent shape, as you can see in the photos. In true Japanese fashion it is packed full of features which were cutting-edge for their time including an automatic gearbox with overdrive and ECT power boost functions; cruise control; air con and inflatable lumbar support pads in the seats.
Starting promptly and driving nicely as we have moved it around on site, it has an MOT until January 2022 with just two minor advisories for slight play in both front lower ball joints. There are also nine old MOTs back to 2009 at 66,828 miles. One of only around 300 MkIII Supras still registered in the UK today, this unusually original and well-maintained example looks mighty tempting at the sensible guide price suggested.

For more information contact James on 07970 309907 or email [email protected]

Reg No: G360 WCR
Chassis Number: JT1LBMA7000134685
Engine Number: 7M0310224
Engine Size: 2954
Docs: V5C; MOT Jan 2022; 9 old MOTs; service book with 20 stamps; invoices

Estimate: £6,000+

Lot 48

Lot ended

Thursday 18/02/2021

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