1988 Toyota Supra MkIII (A70)
Smart, low mileage manual example with leather interior; spare wheels, exhaust and other bits included; investment alert!
Supplied new by Pollit of Exeter in October 1988 to its first owner, a gent from Exeter, this MkIII A70 series Supra was quite the car back in the day.
Finished in Super Red 2 (3E5) and sitting on its attractive and sporty 16-inch 7J alloy wheels, the car looks the business with its razor sharp styling and low, aero-dynamic shape, rear spoiler and oh-so-80’s pop-up head lights (who doesn’t love them secretly).
Under the bonnet of this example, we find Toyota’s legendary 3.0 7M-GE straight-six DOHC 24valve engine developing 200Bhp driving the rear wheels via the more desirable 5-speed W58 transmission to give it proper sporting credentials.
Inside the cosy cockpit, we find perforated grey leather seats, with electrically adjustable side bolsters and lumbar for the driver, matching grey carpets and dash console, electric windows with driver’s auto function, cruise control, A/C, seat back storage nets, heated rear screen, analogue dash, digital clock, head lamp washers and original Toyota radio/cassette player.
Showing just 71,691 miles the car presents very well with but a few marks as pictured and a small repair to the driver’s seat bolster. The car has an after market exhaust fitted which sounds a little louder and sportier than standard although there looks to be another exhaust system included in the sale along with 3 spare wheels, brake discs and other bits.
Starting promptly and running as it should as we moved it around for these shots, the car felt well and responsive with a smooth gear change and even idle, the cockpit a nice, comfortable place to be.
The history file includes the V5C showing just 3 former keepers, the last since 1998, owner’s pack and service booklet revealing 9 stamps the last by Devon County Cars in June 1997 at 42,641 miles along with a note on other history from the previous owner suggesting the last oil change was at 71,663 miles with gearbox and diff oils changed at 67,889 miles and timing belt at 53,944 miles – however, there are no supporting invoices or dates of when these works were carried out so we would suggest a timing belt service might well be a good idea before regular use and enjoyment.
The current MOT is valid until September 2022 with no advisories recorded and shows little use over the past few years with only c.1,000 miles covered annually between tests.
A rare to see, largely unmolested naturally aspirated 3.0 manual UK supplied example with low owners and mileage. You’ll have to decide if you want this or the Twin Turbo version also in this sale….Don’t say we don’t spoil you!
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Reg No: F434HTT
Chassis Number: JT1LBMA7000099337
Engine Number: 7M0177403
Engine Size: 2954
Docs: V5C; Owner's pack & service book with 9 old stamps; note on recent service history; MOT September 2022 with no advisories 3 Spare wheels, some parts and exhaust
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