Up for sale is my 1985 Toyota MR2. I originally purchased this car November 11,2012 as a project car. Mechanically the car was in good shape but I wanted to go through it and replace items that I thought should be replaced. I purchased the car with 89,600 original miles.. This was a sentimental purchase as I had purchased an original 1985 MR2 the first year of production and wanted to buy another one almost 30 years later!!! I do find that it was easier to get in and out of 30 years ago, oh well, age sucks!!
I completed the following items:
1. Full tune up including plugs, wires, filters etc.
2. Replaced Timing belt and water pump, new coolant
3. Replaced Battery
4. Replaced the parking brake cable with OEM units, "very expensive"!! Had to do this to pass inspection.
5. Replaced OEM Sealed Beam headlights with Hella US DOT H4 units, so they are legal in the US.
6. I primed and resprayed the aluminum trim with special Dupli Color trim paint since the old paint had faded badly, I also painted the rear view mirrors with Krylon plastic paint as they had faded as well.
7. The only item I didn't have fixed was the A/C, it needs a recharge and just haven't gotten it done yet. Compressor turns on and off just doesn't blow cold.
I then replaced the original wheels and tires with Drif Z wheels and 195/50ZR15 Falken ZiexZE912 Tires, currently have about 1000 miles on them
I then took the car to a body shop to have the rear quarters rebuilt and repainted. I actually had everything repainted with Toyota Super red except for the front hood, front fenders and top.. The paint matches perfectly as the painter I used is very meticulous. There was some rust but not extremely bad like other cars I have seen.I left the front fenders alone as they had been resprayed prior to me having the car. There is a slight rust spot on the lower front fender but it is surface rust so I left it alone.I also installed an original rear spoiler that I had purchased, it was used and had to be completely reworked and resprayed, it now looks perfect!! You can see from the pictures, this car is in great shape both visually and mechanically. The interior is near perfect, there is a small blemish on the vinyl radio surround which you can see in the picture. I replaced a couple of missing plastic rivets in the headliner and really can't find anything else wrong. Seats show very little wear and really are amazingly clean.Radio works fine but I really don't listen to it as I love the sound of the engine!! Car shifts and steers tight, the only thing I haven't done is replace the struts. They probably should be done due to age but aren't really giving any trouble. I have the receipts for the work that I have done, but the previous owner didn't. The previous owner was the original owner, so this is a two owner only car. It has a current Virginia state inspection, so everything checked out. This car has a clear VA. title, I will not accept bids from 0 feedback bidders so don't even bother. Please, serious buyers only, I hate playing games!! I have prided myself on quality listings and honest descriptions, I have tried to be as detailed as I can. I am selling now as I am looking for another project car, I have had a couple before this and just enjoy buying fixing and re-selling.
Toyota MR2 for Sale
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Key to production of any kind is efficiency - the ability to achieve maximum productivity with minimal effort or waste. Toyota has become a master of efficiency, with streamlined manufacturing operations around the world. In fact, the Japanese brand has become so well known for efficient operations that it now offers consulting services for organizations and companies outside the auto industry.
Sun, 03 Nov 2013 11:07:00 EST
It also offers the same consulting for non-profits, free of charge. The New York Times took an in-depth look at the transformative impact that Toyota's engineers had on the city's charities, including The Food Bank, the country's largest anti-hunger charity. The auto manufacturer helped revolutionize the way these organizations served the community, showing that there's more to corporate philanthropy than just donating money.
Head on over to the Times' website and give the story a read.
Typically, when the organizers of an auto show reveal that a new car will debut at their show, we take notice. But this particular claim from the Dubai International Motor Show ought to be taken with a grain of salt.
Wed, 26 Jun 2013 12:44:00 EST
As our compatriots at AutoGuide discovered, the Facebook page for the Emirates auto expo includes a post with an interesting claim: that a sedan based on the Toyota GT86 (known in the US as the Scion FR-S) will debut at the show. The Facebook post is accompanied by the image above, purporting to show the concept in question.
The strange part is that the organizers claim the four-door GT86 concept will make its "regional unveil" at the Dubai show, which would seem to indicate that the concept in question would make its international debut at an earlier show. Considering that the doors open in Dubai on Tuesday, that seems increasingly unlikely. All of this begs the question, If this isn't actually a four-door GT86, what might it be?
On the surface, there's very little that the Ford Fiesta ST and Toyota GT86 (or the Scion FR-S that is sold in the US, or the largely similar Subaru BRZ) share in common. One is a hatchback with power coming from a turbocharged engine routed to the front wheels. The other is a coupe with power coming from a naturally aspirated four-cylinder boxer engine routed to the rear wheels.
Thing is, both of them are reasonably priced performance cars aimed at a similar segment of the automotive marketplace, so a comparison isn't out of the question. It is with all of this in mind that we direct you to the video below, in which the blokes from Evo pit the two manic little machines against one another on a race track. The result? Well, it can be summed up this way: Fast versus fun.
See how the track battle goes down in the video below.