Thursday, July 31, 2014

5k: Oragami Doorstop: 1989 Toyota MR2 Supercharged

The first generation Toyota MR2 was launched in 1984 after a significant development cycle that included racing legend Dan Gurney tossing prototypes around the curves of Willow Springs Raceway in California.  The resulting wedge shaped car was a rare combination of fast, fun and frugality.  Today it is unusual to find an original condition MR2, particularly the zippy supercharged version.  Find this 1989 Toyota MR2 Supercharged offered for $4,500 in Millard, NE via craigslist.  Tip from Andy L.


Tucked between the driver's seat and the rear wheels is a 1.6 liter 4A-GZE supercharged inline-4 that was rated at 145 horsepower and 140 ft-lbs of torque.  The little engine could propel the 2400 lb MR2 from 0-to-60 in about 6.5 seconds, not at all bad for 1989.


Inside this one looks good, in fact, the entire car looks really nice for a 125k mile MR2 and would probably make a great daily driver. 


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6 comments:

  1. Had a 1986 model and it was a blast to drive....stiff ride on the back but a blast to drive.

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  2. Fleetwood T. BroughamJuly 31, 2014 at 11:05 AM

    I can't see how this is anything other than a screaming deal.

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    1. Agreed this would be on my driveway tomorrow if it were on the right coast

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    2. Fleetwood T. BroughamJuly 31, 2014 at 12:24 PM

      No doubt, but hell, it's not even on A coast. ;-)

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  3. Drive it 9.8 mies then take another pic of the odometer!

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