With Japanese cars suddenly becoming legitimate collectors' items, perhaps this 1991 Toyota Supra Turbo will be a smart investment. One owner, unmodified, clean and well-maintained, it's exactly the kind of car you want to put away for posterity and when they're this fun to drive, you can enjoy yourself while they appreciate.
With the later Supra Turbo getting all the attention, these earlier cars have become screaming bargains considering how much performance is inside. Making the same horsepower as a contemporary Corvette, the handsome, understated Supra makes a fine alternative to the usual stuff. The steel gray bodywork is appropriately subtle in the Japanese way, and the clean, sleek look has aged well. The Turbos offered a slightly deeper front air dam, side skirts, and a rear wing, not to mention a few discreet 'turbo' badges, and an expert can spot one a mile away. The paint is original and considering the age and miles, in remarkably good condition. However, in typical Japanese fashion, panel fit is excellent and the paint has a great shine that still looks good today. It's certainly not perfect and there are signs of age and use, but you don't see many 25 year old cars that look this good.
Deeply bolstered cloth buckets grab you like a catcher's mitt and hold you in place during spirited driving, which is how this car is made to be enjoyed. The durable cloth upholstery still looks fantastic and the seats are firm and supportive, indicative of great quality when it was built. The Supra was Toyota's sports car flagship, so just about everything was standard, making this more of a grand tourer than a track day weapon, but that only makes it more pleasant to own today. Among the list of features is A/C, power windows, locks, mirrors, and driver's seat, and a 4-speed automatic overdrive transmission. The original radio has been replaced with a Kenwood AM/FM/CD head unit, but that seems to be the lone modification. Big, round gauges keep an eye on the turbocharged six, and the leather-wrapped steering wheel features an airbag, which is kind of a big deal if you remember those goofy motorized belts that they were still using in this time period. You get a bit of a back seat and a big cargo bay, so the Supra is very user-friendly if you've got a family.
The 3.0 liter turbocharged inline-six is buried in the engine bay, so there's not much to look at, but thanks to turbocharging, it has a ton of torque and pulls like a much bigger engine. The 7M-GTE powerplant has proven itself to be quite durable in the real world, and although they seem to take to modifications rather eagerly, this one remains bone stock right down to the hose clamps. It's extremely clean under the hood, more proof that the single owner really cared about maintaining this car. Turn the key and it fires, as you'd expect, and there's a bit of a six-cylinder rasp to the exhaust, although it's largely muted by the turbocharger. The 4-speed automatic transmission shifts smoothly and the all-independent suspension seems to have been tuned to offer a balance between handling and comfort. And, of course, you get big 4-wheel disc brakes. Stock 16-inch 5-spoke alloys look clean and unmarked and carry a recent set of Pirelli performance radials.
We're not going to try to convince you that this is an overnight money-maker, but it's a fun car with a ton of potential that's been treated right all its life. That alone is worth something and makes this Supra a standout. Call now!