Saturday, January 7, 2017

That's Mr Silvertop To You: 1985 Toyota MR2

The first generation Toyota MR2 was an game changer of an automobile.  It introduced the world an affordable mid-engine car that wouldn't rust into the earth or break down weekly (ahem...Fiat X1/9...cough) and it was fabulous. Find this 1985 Toyota MR2 offered for $3,300 in Phoenix, AZ via craigslist.  Tip from FuelTruck.



The first generation Toyota MR2 was a lightweight 2-seater built from 1984 to 1989 with a small inline-4 engine that could be optioned with a small Rootes-type supercharger good for145 horsepower, but today's runabout has 20 valve 4AGE silvertop engine with a blacktop ECU conversion which should make more than the stock 160 horsepower.  Unfortunately this car is also equipped with giant wheels, some cheap coilovers, and peeling paint.


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5 comments:

  1. I think the steering wheel is broken.

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  2. The removable steering wheel is awesome for anti-theft.

    When you park the car, remove the steering wheel. And put the car in your backpack.

    Leave the steering wheel.

    No one will ever steal the car.

    -Stan (who has never owned a Mister Two, but kinda likes 'em...)

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  3. A quick wipe of the interior with a wet paper towel would make it look soooo much better.

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  4. That looks like a lot of fun for $3300. The peeling clear coat will just make it so you are not afraid to drive it and park it. Those low profile tires however, will stop you driving too hard over most of the roads up here.

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  5. Anybody following the pristine auction on BaT? 62k miler stock going for $10k! Anyway, I don't think the market is there yet for the MK1, but recent data points are encouraging. May want to pick up a decent example soon.

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