1995 Toyota Supra MkIV RZ Twin Turbo
Top spec RZ model with optional 4-pot front brakes, Bilstein suspension and Torsen LSD; totally original and unmodified; 65,800 miles; just two private owners since import in 2003; hard to find in this condition; investment alert!
Built in 1995, this Toyota Supra RZ Twin Turbo automatic was imported to the UK from Japan in November 2003, an old MOT showing that it had covered 103,937 kms at the time of import (64,580 miles).
It was owned by a dealer until August 2005 when it was acquired by a London-based architect who was to keep it right up until 2019. A note in the handbook states that the cambelt was renewed in May 2004 at 103,951 km and a 12-month Mechanical Warranty Document and another old MOT show that it had still only covered 104,090 kms when the architect acquired it.
During his 14-year ownership the car appears to have been kept in storage and barely driven, the next MOT being issued in November 2018 (with no advisories) at 105,853 kms. Our vendor acquired the car in January 2019 and has also kept it in storage, the odometer currently showing 105,963 kms (65,840 miles).
A top spec RZ model, it has the desirable factory options of 4-pot front brakes, Torsen limited slip differential and Bilstein suspension. An AutoWatch alarm/immobiliser system was fitted in May 2005 while onboard entertainment is provided by a remote-operated DVD/CD/radio system. Two sets of keys and alarm fobs are present along with an original 167-page Toyota Supra Owner’s Manual in English.
As you can see in the photos, the car is in totally original and unmodified condition throughout– most unusual with these MkIV Supras which are regularly tuned to 600bhp+ and are all too often fitted with aftermarket body kits and flashy alloy wheels. Starting promptly and running beautifully as we have moved it around on site, it is very presentable as it is but could be turned into a real show-stopper with some cosmetic detailing: the original 17" alloys have the odd bit of minor kerb rash; the plastic headlight covers have yellowed with age; the paintwork on the roof and the bonnet has lost its shine and there is the odd scratch and minor dent here and there.
Most importantly though, it is rock solid both above and below with no signs of any real corrosion thanks to spending so many years unused and in storage. The engine bay is also exceptionally clean, tidy and original as is the interior, and the car now has an MOT until April 2022 with just a couple of advisories - windscreen chipped; slight play in both rear wheel bearings.
With a conservative 280bhp as standard (over 300bhp in reality and officially 326bhp for European markets), this iconic Japanese sportscar was a match for any Porsche or Ferrari in its day - even the carpets had hollow fibres to save weight. Tested by Car & Driver in 1993, a manual Supra had 320bhp, did 0-60 in 4.6 seconds, 0-100 in 11.1 seconds and had a top speed of 160mph, proving faster than the contemporary Porsche 911 3.6 Turbo. The auto version could hit 60mph in 5.1 seconds. Manual cars have been tuned to over 1,000bhp but the standard auto 'box can only safely take around 550bhp.
The Twin Turbo has gained a cult following in recent years, not least due to appearances in the Fast and Furious film series and in computer games like Gran Turismo, with the very best manual versions already fetching six-figure sums in America.
Surely among the most unspoilt Supra Twin Turbos remaining, this well-preserved example, with its low mileage and outstandingly original condition, would sit well in any collection and could yet prove a shrewd investment at the sensible guide price suggested.
For more information contact James on 07970 309907 or email [email protected]
Reg No: N786CAN
Chassis Number: JZA80-0032531
Engine Size: 2997
Docs: V5C; older V5C; MOT April 2022; 3 old MOTs; AutoWatch certificate; owner's manual
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