Toyota MR2 1988

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Lot No: 46
Year Make Model Mileage ESTIMATED SALE PRICE
1988 Toyota MR2 146,609 (Warranted) £3,500 - £4,000


In Brief:

  • Rare seen Mk I MR2
  • Finished in ‘Super Red’ over a black interior
  • Owned by The Vendor for the last 4 years
  • History file includes old MOT’s and Service Record

On the Surface: This is a rarer seen Mk I MR2 owned by the Vendor for the last 4 years. It is finished in ‘Super Red’ over a black cloth interior. The car is in good condition with a few areas that could do with improvement. This particular example is the desirable sunroof version.

Maintenance & History: The MR2 comes with a comprehensive history file which includes the original Toyota handbook containing the Owner’s Manual, dealers directory and the service record. The service record boasts 10 stamps, documenting maintenance from 1988 at 6 miles to 2020 at 145,911 miles, along with 4 handwritten entries for the years 1990 to 1993. Additionally, old MOTs dating back to 1996 are included with the current MOT valid until 24/04/2025. Invoices on file amount to over £1,500.

The car retains its original Toyota toolkit, which is complete.

The Model: The MR2 line, known for being two-seater, mid-engine, and rear-wheel-drive sports cars, was manufactured in Japan and marketed globally by Toyota. The name MR2 stands for either “mid-ship run-about 2-seater” or “mid-engine, rear-wheel-drive, 2-seater.” Toyota introduced the first-generation MR2 in 1984, producing variants with 1.5 litre, 1.6 litre, and 2.0 litre engines. This specific example features the 1.6-litre 4A engine.

The 1.6-litre inline 4 engine in this MR2 produces 122 BHP, driven through a manual gearbox to the rear wheels. This powertrain allows the car to accelerate from 0-60 mph in just 7.7 seconds and achieve a top speed of 124 mph, showcasing its sporty performance capabilities.

Sale Insight: This 1988 Toyota MR2 would be a nice pickup for somebody looking for a very light project. Being a Mk I MR2 it’s rarity presents a great opportunity to collectors and enthusiasts to purchase an appreciating model.

Lot No. 46
Auction 25th July 2024
Vehicle Make Toyota
Vehicle Model MR2
Year of Manufacture 1988
Mileage 146,609 (Warranted)
Registration E511KLO
Date first Registered 07/06/1988
MOT 24/04/2025
Chassis Number JT1C0AW1100137823
Engine Number 4A1222693
Estimated Sale Price £3,500 - £4,000

Please note: Current engine and chassis numbers are supplied by HPI. Prospective buyers are advised to satisfy themselves as to the condition of a vehicle and the accuracy of any statement made, be they statements of fact or opinion. All vehicles are sold as seen. If you cannot attend the auction please contact the office for a walk around description over the phone.

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