The Toyota MR2 is a mid-engine, rear-drive, 2-seater built from 1984 to 2007 and currently living directly in the sweet spot of freshly depreciated classics. The second generation (1991-1999) is new enough to still look good and be “fast,” but old enough to be off the radar of the young punks who drop $25k on a BRZ/FRS/WRX or whatever it is that young punk kids spend their cash on (cheap used minivan, drum set, hair dye, piercings, WoW magic items- who knows?). Find this 1992 Toyota MR2 w/ 3.0L Camry V6 swap for sale in Allentown, PA for $5,500 via craigslist. Tip from David K.
The MR2 was available from the factory with a 4-cylinder engine (2.2 liter naturally aspirated or 2.0 liter turbo) and 5-speed or auto gearbox. The seller of this MR2 has swapped a 3.0 liter Camry V6 and auto trans into the back and the resulting product looks surprisingly well done. The 3.0 liter V6 puts out 185 horsepower and 190 ft-lbs of torque – more than the 130 hp NA engine, but less than the 200 hp turbo.
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