1987 Toyota MR2 (MkIb)

Tidy and appealing later example of the desirable MkI in the right colours at an appealing price with original sunblind; driven some 100+ miles to us by enthusiast vendor

Supplied new by Marshall Rolfe Limited of Southampton in August 1987 this face-lift MkI-b example comes to us finished in Dark Blue (328) and wears the period correct 14” four-stud eight-hole flat face alloy wheels shod with Ultragrip winter tyres (all season).

Under the engine cover, we find the mid mounted 1.6 litre 4A-GE inline four-cylinder petrol engine with Denso electronic port fuel injection and T-VIS variable intake geometry which enable a power output of 128bhp driving the rear wheels through five-speed manual transmission giving a zero to sixty time of just c.8 seconds – not bad for the era!

Inside, we find blue cloth trim with manual seat adjustment, glass sunroof, electric windows, electric windows, digital clock, fog light, polished metal gear knob, heated rear window and discreet flip around radio/CD player.

The under bonnet area looks clean and tidy with the spare wheel, tool kit and jack present. Starting promptly and running well as we moved it around for these images the car looks a treat with only a few minor areas requiring some cosmetic attention as pictured that we noticed.

The history file for the car which shows 127,715 miles includes the V5C recording ten former keepers to our vendor who has enjoyed the car lightly for the last five years, driving it up from South West Devon for the sale.  In addition, we also find the owner’s pack with manuals and original service book containing an impressive 21 stamps, the last stamp in September 2006 at 102,997 miles.  Incidentally, the first 11 stamps are all by the supplying dealer, with the following 10 (but one) all by the same independent garage including the last.

Furthermore, the file includes a selection of invoices for parts and maintenance including a replacement timing belt and alternator belt in April 2016 at 124,368 miles, and fitment of a new thermostat, radiator and re-con alternator in September-15 at 123,941 miles, 10 old MOTs and the original stamped warranty booklets.

The current MOT is valid until March 2023 and record four advisories all for worn brake discs.  The MOT history also shows the car has seen little use over the past few years and looks to have been off the road between 2015 and 2022 with only 3,500 miles covered between tests.

Ready for its next adventure the car is reluctantly offered for sale at an appealing estimate to help fund the restoration of another of the vendor’s classic cars.

For more information contact - will.daniels@brightwells.com

Reg No: E889LRU
Chassis Number: JT1C0AW1100118765
Engine Number: 4A0933873
Engine Size: 1587
Docs: V5C; Owner's pack & service book with 21 stamps; invoices; 10 old MOTs; MOT Mar-23 with 4 advisories

Sale Section & Buyers Premium (ex VAT): Car 12%, Minimum £150

Estimate: £3,000-5,000

Lot 106

Lot ended

Wednesday 03/08/2022

Hammer Price (inc. buyers premium)

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