The first generation Toyota MR2 (1984-1987) was not the first affordable mid-engine sports car for the people, but it was the first to come from a Japanese manufacturer. It used the Toyota Corolla platform for most of its components, and was available with a basic 1.6 liter DOHC 4A-GE good for 112 HP or a supercharged version that bumped power up to 145 HP. However, today’s MR2 comes with a silvertop swap, which means the 4A-GE engine is a 4th generation (’91-’95) JDM-only version with 20 valves and 153 HP without the need for forced induction. Find this 1987 Toyota MR2 offered for $5,800 in Middleton, ID via craigslist. Tip from FuelTruck.
The first generation Toyota MR2 was an game changer of an automobile. It introduced the world an affordable mid-engine car that wouldn’t rust into the earth or break down weekly (ahem…Fiat X1/9…cough) and it was fabulous. Find this 1985 Toyota MR2 offered for $3,300 in Phoenix, AZ via craigslist. Tip from FuelTruck. The first generation […]