Lot 103 - 1987 Toyota MR2 Mk. I
|Chassis Number||JTICO AW11 00117468|
|Engine Number||4A 0917301|
|Odometer reading||84,000 miles|
- Only two owners from new
- Owned by the vendor since 1993
- Restored to a very good standard
The 1987 Toyota MR2 is a sports car that was part of the first generation of the MR2 series, which stands for ‘Midship Runabout two-seater.’ It was manufactured by Toyota from 1984 to 1989. The MR2 was known for its compact size, rear-wheel-drive layout, and mid-engine configuration, which contributed to its agile handling and sporty driving experience. They were supplied with 1587cc four-cylinder engines and came with either a five-speed manual gearbox or a four-speed automatic. The MR2 featured a distinctive wedge-shaped design with pop-up headlights, giving it a sleek and aerodynamic appearance. The interior of the MR2 was driver-focused and had a sporty feel, with bucket seats, a centre-mounted instrument cluster, and a compact three-spoke steering wheel. The first-generation Toyota MR2 gained popularity for its affordable performance and driving fun. It was considered a competitor to other small sports cars of its era, such as the Pontiac Fiero and the Fiat X1/9.
Originally registered on 1st August 1987 this delightful MR2 has been owned by the vendor since March 1993 and is only the second registered keeper. This is a facelifted Mk. I with a sunroof as opposed to the T-Bar roof. In April 2019 the Toyota was sent to MV Classics for restoration and after completion the car was sent into a professional storage facility where it remained. The only mileage put on the car since the restoration was for MoT’s and servicing. Photographic evidence is available of the restoration, however work carried out includes a complete respray to a high standard, new water pump, alternator, brake discs and pads, cambelt replacement and changing of the oil and filter. More recently the oil and filter has been changed again and the car was MoT’d in June 2023. Invoices totaling some £23,000 accompany this MR2 confirming this is one of the best examples to be found. Some detailing of the engine bay and tidying of the rear boot would make this the best Toyota MR2 we have seen. Supplied with a V5C registration document, together with an MoT test certificate valid until 14th June 2024, the original service books, a comprehensive history folder and the original toolkit. Viewing is recommended to appreciate the quality of this Toyota MR2.
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