WHY IT’S RAD!
It’s safe to say the fourth generation A80 Toyota Supra has achieved icon status of the RADwood Era. These range topping Japanese GT’s still carry a presence and command attention, even today. While many people gravitate towards the highly modified, turbo-charged, 1000hp missiles- it’s the more practical examples, like the Supra featured here, that have escaped such attention until now. This car is an unmodified, naturally aspirated, manual transmission-equipped example, finished in black over black with the ultra ‘90s gold package, sans wing, yet still with its original California owner. How many MK4 Supras like this exist today?
Purchased new from Stevens Creek Toyota in San Jose, California in September of 1996, this Supra was primarily used for commuting from the sellers home in Santa Cruz to their Silicon Valley office. Because of this steady use, the odometer now shows 249k miles on it's factory 2JZ-GE inline-six. Maintenance records are extensive and recently cover an oil change, oxygen sensor replacement and a clean CA smog check. A new clutch was installed with rear main seal at 225k miles as well as starter motor and alternator replacement. Timing belt service was completed in 2012 at 202k miles.
This is a preserved and mostly original Supra which shows some wear consistent with age. Sun damage to the rear seat and cargo cover can be seen in photos, otherwise the interior looks complete and the dash is uncracked. Scuffs to plastic trim, steering wheel and leather shifter are present and can be seen in photos. A Motorola hands-free unit has been added under the factory CD player/stereo and mounting points for a long removed mobile phone holder can be seen on the passenger side of the transmission tunnel. Factory “Supra” floor mats remain.
Paint and body appear to be original and show only minor blemishes such as small areas of paint chipping on front and rear bumpers. Photos show one missing hubcap from the chrome factory wheels and there’s also a small chip in the windshield. The left headlight was replaced at some point after sustaining a cracked lens.
The seller reports the Toyota runs and drives well, clutch operation feels tight and the transmission shifts crisply. There are no warning lights or faults present, however, the seller reports that it has been known to stall occasionally at low RPMs. The engine always immediately restarts and over 200+ miles of recent driving it only occurred once. Service recommendations include replacing a seeping valve cover gasket, front tires and fluids. A full detail has been completed in preparation for sale.
The Supra was optioned with cruise control, power locks and A/C, which still blows cold. The factory stereo and speakers remain and the power antenna still operates well. Factory manuals are also included.
Overall this is a well cared for example of a now rare specification of MK4 Supra that’s ready for the next caretaker and the next RADwood.
Motorola handsfree kit
3.0L 2JZ-GE naturally aspirated inline-six
5-Speed manual transmission
Factory CD player and speakers
Power windows and locks
Original Supra floor mats
Gold emblem package
Unmodified and preserved example
Wear consistent with age/mileage
Scuffs and cracking paint on bumpers
Missing right front hub cap
Sun damage to rear seat and cargo cover
Interior shows scratches and minor blemishes
Extensive service history
Clutch job completed 25k miles ago
Timing belt completed at 202k miles