1991 Toyota MR2 GEN4 JDM TURBO ENGINE SWAP & REBUILT TRANSMISSION
- Condition: Used
- Make: Toyota
- Model: MR2
- Type: Coupe
- Trim: Base Coupe 2-Door
- Year: 1991
- Mileage: 165,000
- VIN: JT2SW21N7M0009368
- Color: Black
- Engine size: GEN4 3SGTE Toyota JDM
- Number of cylinders: 4
- Fuel: Gasoline
- Transmission: Manual
- Drive type: RWD
- Interior color: Black
- Vehicle Title: Clear Want to buy? Contact seller!
1991 Toyota MR2
The vehicle started out as a normally aspirated stock 1991 Toyota MR-2, nd i have invested more than $6,500 above base price on an engine upgrade and a transmission rebuild in addition to other minor refurbishment to make this one of the smoothest driving and "freshest" cars of its kind in the country. our family has grown by 3 kids in 3 years and it's time for me to say goodbye to the 2-seater and use the cash on something i can strap a few car seats into.
I bought the car in late 2012 from an experienced shop that swapped in a new GEN 4 Turbo engine from an early 2000's JDM Toyota Caldina and refurbished the vehicle. Since purchase I have invested in more overhauls while driving the car less than 150 miles in a typical month. Although the chassis (originally a non-turbo) has over 160k miles i was told by the seller that the swapped JDM Gen4 Turbo engine had less than 65k on it. The swap was done by the trustworthy pros at Prime MR-2 in New Jersey. They are MR2 specialists and the best in the country at these swaps and their excellent summary of the process, he benefits, nbsp;their experience with swaps, nd estimated specs can be found at the Prime MR2Website. NOTE: I am not affiliated with Prime MR2, 'm linking to their page for the best description of the work performed and the resulting specs
As you will see at the site, he engine swap is a nearly $5,000 investment and pays big performance dividends. Other investments into the car include:
-Completely rebuilt transmission (amazing difference - almost feels like a new car) in January 2015 - $1600+ investment. Less than 1000 miles driven since rebuild
-Tinted Windows & T-Top Panels
-AC system Conversion from R12 freon to R134a (and recharged Freon late summer 2014)
The car had new clutch, ires, rakes installed before i took delivery (probably less than 5,000 miles ago), nd a fresh battery less than 2,000 miles ago. I have driven the car less than 1,000 miles per year since I bought it in October 2012, nd not very aggressively - commuting and errands.
The body and interior are nearly 25 years old, nd obviously show use accordingly. there is some chipping, cratches in areas of the exterior, lthough most of that is constrained to accent areas rather than the body panels. The bumper paint is chipping in both corners. general interior wear and tear is probably better than your usual over-20-year-old vehicle . i've tried to show the wear and tear in the photos.
the speedometer and odometer have not been working. this happened approximately 7 tankfuls (less than 2,000 miles) ago, t hasn’t bothered me (i know my speed by gear and RPM) and so I haven’t bothered to get it fixed. i've been told it is easily fixable for a couple hundred bucks of parts and labor.
Please contact me with any questions. I don't have tremendous knowledge of car mods and this is the only MR-2 i've driven or owned, o there may be some questions i may struggle to answer but i will be completely honest with you and answer all questions to the best of my ability.
Vehicle has a clean Carfax history which i can forward to serious buyers and you can also email me for more photos.