Very much the ‘modern classic’ in the eyes of the enthusiasts at Country Classic Cars but no less enjoyable than our regular fare, in fact this Toyota MR2 is all about the roadster experience; and if you are looking for a fantastic example look no further. We are thrilled to present this Mark 3 ZZW30 variant (the best handling option) on behalf of the second owner with just 28622 miles travelled, all backed up by a full dealer service history. As always Country Classic Cars will also carry out a full inspection looking to rectify known mechanical issues prior to sale. We pride ourselves on offering an honest ‘warts and all’ appraisal of every vehicle we offer for sale, this avoids buyer disappointment often resulting from a lack of detail within sales adverts. **Please note Country Classic Cars will also rectify the small marks noticed on the o/s front wing and door prior to sale completion**
Registered by Inchcape Toyota in Guildford 22nd November 2005 this 1.8VVT-i represents one of the later examples, being a post ‘face-lift’ model (after 2003), it enjoys the revised piston rings and is acknowledged as an ultra-reliable performance motor that is capable of very high mileages. Standard equipment includes most of the toys those seeking open top motoring could desire plus the options box was ticked for heated leather seats. PAS, electric mirrors, aerial and windows, ventilated discs all round with ABS, 16-inch alloys, central double locking from remote with alarm, AM FM Radio with CD facility and 4 speakers plus the most intelligent/easy roof folding mechanism you could wish for. On the road the VVti engine is ever willing to please and does not need to be revved hard to make serious progress but once pushed the countryside passes with urgency. Steering feedback is exceptional complimented with superb handling (as mentioned by journalists on test) specific to the ZZW30 option with impressive grip from the Vredestein Sportrac rubber all round. The six-speed gearbox is slick and exact with clutch bite and just under half travel and overall, this drive train – running gear package is a delight.
Service history is extensive and to manufacturers schedule providing confidence for any new owner:
26/11/05 First registration
26/11/06 Main dealer service 2238 miles
27/11/07 Main dealer service 4908 miles
26/11/08 Main dealer service 7310 miles
26/11/09 Main dealer service 10159 miles
15/11/10 Main dealer service 11637 miles
08/11/11 Main dealer service 13257
23/11/12 Main dealer service 14614
12/11/13 Main dealer service 16151
12/11/14 Main dealer service 17448
10/11/15 Main dealer service 19418
15/11/16 Main dealer service 21935
07/11/17 Main dealer service 23843
06/11/18 Main dealer service 24228
16/07/19 Main dealer service 25850
Sold to second owner retired enthusiast.
Milage to date is just 28622 and this car has enjoyed a scheduled Toyota main dealer service on 18th June 2021.
Visually, Chilli red could not be much brighter but as with any vehicle of 15 years carries the odd mark including a couple of tiny stone chips to the bonnet. A small graze was noted on the o/s front wheel arch with a light scratch to the adjacent door (Country Classic Cars will look to rectify these prior to delivery) and finally we noted a scuff to the n/s rear alloy rim. Panels are factory straight with perfect gaps and close inspection of bumpers, boot and bonnet openings offered no evidence of previous damage or repairs and this example is obviously rust free having been garaged by both owners throughout its life. Interior trim is showroom fresh, carpets having been protected by factory overmats from new and it is worth noting we found no wear to the seat bolsters, steering wheel or leather-bound gear knob. Every switch and dial operated correctly when tested and the Acapulco leather interior trim contrasts perfectly with both the black carpets and trim.
This MR2 is one of the best available and therefore is expected to attract a lot of attention; to avoid disappointment early contact is recommended. For additional information please message with your email address for multiple detailed images and walk-round video; we will forward the file via ‘We Transfer’ a free to use and safe service or Whats Ap. Country Classic Cars operate by appointment only and within current Government guidelines and whilst inspections are encouraged, please bear in mind the changing situation especially with regards to test drives.
- Alarm System
- CDR Audio
- Electric Windows
- Floor Mats
- Leather Package
- Manual Transmission
- Power Steering
- Seat Heating
1794cc DOHC Chain driven ... 138BHP @ 6400rpm / 170nm @ 4400rpm
0-60mph 8 seconds 131mph max speed