1989 Toyota Supra Turbo 5 Speed Manual
- Condition: Used
- Make: Toyota
- Model: Supra
- SubModel: Turbo
- Year: 1989
- Mileage: 322,000
- VIN: JT2MA71J9K0119076
- Color: White
- Transmission: Manual
- Interior color: Blue
- Vehicle Title: Clear Want to buy? Contact seller!
1989 Toyota Supra
Please read the entire ad before asking questions. If you're serious about buying this car, you'll gladly take the time to do so, right? And we will ship the car. Please do your own research regarding pricing.
This is my 59-year-old dad's Supra that he's driven daily for about 11 years and put about 140,000 miles on. It's an original turbo car with the R154 transmission and an LSD. The "MA71" in the VIN indicates that it's a factory turbo car. My dad has repeatedly reminded me that he's never floored it. He's crazy about keeping it clean and it's been garaged since he bought it. It runs and drives excellently and there are zero signs of a blown head gasket (I've owned Supras for over 15 years and know what to look for). It passed CA smog as it sits maybe six weeks ago (I'll send a picture of the proof if you want it), has a clean title, original paint that my dad brought back to life (the front and rear bumper cover paint is aftermarket). Every time I took it to Cars and Coffee in Carlsbad, people were in disbelief at how clean it is inside and out. It has just over 321,000 miles, but if you're familiar with Supras, a few minutes of looking at this and driving it will be enough to know it's a solid car all around. There are no cracks on the dash, and everything in the interior is original except for re-uholstered front seats. There is a small crack on the upper driver's door panel (I have a picture of it). Only Amsoil goes in the engine, and every other fluid in the car has been changed.
Below is a list of upgraded or replaced parts:
New OEM short block and rebuilt head 120K miles ago
New OEM head gasket 35K ago (compression was leaking into the coolant in one cylinder, but no coolant was entering the cylinders)
New OEM Denso O2 sensor maybe 10K ago
New OEM drive shaft carrier bearing maybe 15K ago
New OEM rear targa seal under a year ago
Mishimoto large aluminum radiator (new OEM rad shroud is included, but not cut to fit)
New OEM coolant hoses were installed with the radiator
BecauseICan (BIC) divorced and recirculated downpipe (OEM downpipe is installed for smog)
HKS Drager cat-back exhaust with both resonators replaced with 3" piping (moderately loud, but drone is minimal)
3" Titan Motorsports stainless steel test pipe (not installed)
Blitz Turbo Timer
AEM/K&N dry cone filter with K&N Carb sticker
Silver MKIV Supra Turbo wheels (17x8/17x9.5) with rare dimpled center caps
Bridgestone Potenza RE760s with maybe 5K on them (245/40 and 255/40)
Powerslot slotted rotors all around
OEM brake pads with maybe 5K on them
Goodridge SS braided brake lines
Driftmotion SS turbo oil drain line (not installed)
With the downpipe and test pipe installed, I'd guess that this car is pushing just over 300 crank HP. The divorced downpipe adds a significant chunk of power over a standard "bell mouth" downpipe. I've used the HKS downpipe and Supra Sport "bell mouth" downpipe on my '91 Supra, and this is by far the best. Please see bicperformance dot com for more info.
The suspension is currently a combination of what's known as the "Gixxer Drew" setup in front (Bilstein HD shocks with Hyperco springs (650/425 rates) (Google "gixxer drew suspension thread"), and Tein Type Flex in the rear. I have both full sets of suspension, but the Bilstein/Hyperco requires the rear A arm shock mount to be modified, since the shocks are for the MKIV (I pulled them off my MKIV when I sold it, so that's why I didn't buy MKIII shocks originally). The front Tein coil overs have shocks that are in need of a rebuild, which Tein offers, so that option is there. In my opinion, the Bilstein/Hyperco setup is far superior.
I'm offering a lot of info up front because I want you to know what to expect. It could use some new synchros for second and third gear. The manual fan speed buttons do not all function properly, but adjusting the temperature always works and the fan always comes on in the "auto" setting. The AC does not work. There's an oil leak at the turbo oil drain line, which is why we bought the Drift Motion stainless steel replacement hose. You're likely knowledgeable about Supras, so you have an idea of what to expect. That being said, you know how hard it is to find a clean MKIII Supra, regardless of the mileage. My dad looked for over six months before he found this car. He bought it from the third owner, who was a middle-aged gentleman.
The car was recently rear-ended - by a Prius, of all cars - but there was no structural damage. The total for the fix was $812.42 and I'll send a picture of the invoice and numerous pictures of the underbody of the rear end to you via email. To our knowledge, there are no other accidents.
I will entertain offers above the starting price. Please make it worth our time.
For more pictures, please send me a message with your email included. I've probably got another 20-25 pictures to send and I'll take more if you have specific requests. I appreciate you taking the time to read this. You can't blame me for wanting this car to go to somebody who cares a lot about it, right? :)