1987 Toyota Supra Twin Turbo MkIII
Super rare and collectible twin turbo (GA70) manual MkIII with digi-dash in lovely unmolested order showing just 124,534km
Dating from 1987, this hyper-rare MkIII Toyota Supra is finished in dark blue with matching blue velour interior and sits upon its original spec 15-inch polished face alloy wheels with Supra branding and comes to us in highly collectible JDM (Japanese Domestic Market) GA70 form. It features the DOHC 2.0 litre 1G-GTE twin-turbo straight-six engine developing in stock tune, 207bhp and 244NM of torque driving the rear wheels via 5-speed W58 manual transmission.
The car is so rare to see in the UK it’s the first we have seen, a couple of us believing the vendor ‘must’ be wrong, it ‘must be’ a 3.0i single turbo version – Not so!
It comes from a private collection of Japanese sports cars, including Supra’s, Skyline’s and Impreza’s and looks to be in remarkably unmolested order. It still boasts its correct Toyota GT-12 turbochargers, stock inter-cooler, exhaust and even alloy wheels that have just been refurbished. This model features classic '80’s digi-dash with displays for fuel, revs, speed, temp, boost and also TEMS adjustable suspension.
In addition, we find cruise control, a leather steering wheel, immobiliser, electric windows, mirrors A/D and stereo plus electrically adjustable lumbar and side bolsters, not to mention pop-up headlights which will always be cool. The boot reveals the original trim and under floor spare wheel cover to be present and intact. We also note, the rear seats have no seat belts as supplied in Japan.
The history file includes only the V5C, Haynes manual, a couple of invoices for red coolant, lowering springs and current MOT valid until February 2022 with no advisories recorded. The current indicated mileage is just 124,534Km (77,387 miles), the MOT history shows only 4,000Km covered since 2019 (its first online recorded UK MOT since digitization in 2005)– however, the car was imported and registered here in October 1998, the car remaining in a private collection from April 1999 until March 2021 when our vendor acquired it to add to his collection.
Classic/Retro-classic JDM cars have rocketed in appeal, collectability and therefore value of late with Toyota Supra, AE86 and Nissan Skylines leading the charge - the Americans are even importing RHD cars from the UK such is the scarcity of supply even in Japan and high prices achieved/being commanded. The MKIII Supra has recently followed suit on the tail of the MkIV and the rarest of them such as this unmolested GA70 1G-GTE twin turbo manual version will, we expect, be exciting to watch.
Bidders please note, the V5C has the car recorded as a 2980cc engine, when in fact it should read 1988cc – an error made on initial import and straight-forward to alter with DVLA via the V5C and a covering letter.
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