This one-owner 1997 Toyota Supra Turbo is finished in its original Deep Jewel Green Metallic paint and features the desirable six-speed manual transmission. The seller purchased it new from South Coast Toyota in Costa Mesa, California and drove it to her home in Racine, Wisconsin, where she has since enjoyed it for the past 23 years and 94,793 miles. She adds that it has never been modified and maintenance, such as the timing belt, has been regularly performed on this Supra of an uncommon color combination.
The 2JZ-GTE inline-six, commonly referred to as simply 2JZ, is original to this Supra, according to the seller, and with its twin sequential turbos, was rated at 320 horsepower at 5,600 rpm when new. Displacing 3.0-liters, it features a robust iron block and a 24-valve aluminum cylinder head with dual overhead camshafts. Service records, which also show in the vehicle history report, indicate that the timing belt was replaced at 77,356 miles in 2004. The seller adds that it starts, runs and drives well, and that the original clutch that connects to the Getrag V160 six-speed manual gearbox engages smoothly while going into each gear without issue.
The MacPherson strut front suspension and multi-link rear setup of this JZA80 are still kept in check by the original dampers, per the seller. There is corrosion and surface rust present on the suspension components, as shown in the image gallery, and the seller states that all chassis components are original to the vehicle. The four-wheel disc brakes were serviced several years ago and feature the Supra logo on each of the calipers. Toyota fitted all 1997 Supra Turbos with polished 17-inch wheels from the factory and these show some scrapes on the edges and flaking of the clearcoat. Older Goodyear Eagle HP tires measure 235/45R17 in front and 255/40R17 astern. The seller adds that the vehicle has never been used in any racing environment and has only been driven for pleasure in a multi-vehicle household.
The Deep Jewel Green Pearl metallic paint is all original, as is all trim and glass, according to the seller, who notes a few minor flaws, mainly rock chips on the leading edge on the hood, a few scratches on the sides and a dent on the left front quarter panel. The factory removable roof panel is said to be in very good condition and while the seals are still in good condition, a small water leak is noted when the vehicle is washed. The signature rear decklid spoiler still sits prominently on top and aside from a small chip in the paint, provides the signature look of this Mark IV Supra Turbo.
The interior combines a tasteful combination of Ivory leather for all four seats with complementing floor carpeting to offset the black instrument and door panels. On the center console is a factory-installed badge, which for 1997, all Supras received to commemorate the 15th anniversary of the nameplate. A leather-wrapped four spoke steering wheel and shift knob welcome the operator as a full array of gauges are placed in a driver-centric fashion and provide all vital details of the 2JZ mill ahead. The digital odometer currently shows 94,793 miles. All power features are said to be in good working order, save for the windshield washer system, which is noted as non-functioning. Some wear is noted on the outer bolster of the driver’s side power seat and can be viewed in the photo gallery.
This vehicle will be sold on a clean Wisconsin title in the seller’s name. The seller will also include the original window sticker, an odometer disclosure statement verifying the mileage, proof of purchase for an interior protection package and other receipts since new.
Among the sports cars that accounted for a veritable Japanese invasion of North America in the 1990s, the fourth-gen Supra reigns supreme, having become part of the culture even beyond the car hobby. This six-speed 1997 Toyota Supra Turbo has been thoroughly enjoyed by its sole owner and remains unmodified from factory specification.
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