Young At Heart: 1991 Toyota MR2
A wise man said to me the other day: “When I’m driving my car around, I never think that I need more power or handling…but I always think, I need more space or I need better fuel economy.” Wait, did I say “wise”? Because I meant old. That is such an old guy thing to say, but I find myself agreeing with that thought more than I should…so to combat the urge to go slow and large with good fuel economy, I’m going to feature this next car which has almost zero storage space, a large non-fuel efficient upgraded engine. This car will keep you young. Find this 1991 Toyota MR2 offered for $17,500 in White Salmon, OR via craigslist. Tip from Rock On!
From the seller:
1991 toyota mr2
cylinders: 6 cylinders
paint color: black
title status: clean
For sale 1991 Toyota MR2 SW20 with a 1MZ-FE 3.0L V6 Engine swap. This car has 108,000 miles and is in great condition.
Car runs perfect and shifts smooth through all gears. This car has many tasteful mods and accessories.
Originally the car was stock and was owned by an older woman up until it was sold and the swap was and mods were installed around the 103K mile mark.
Orange JDM front Marker lights
Genuine JDM tail lights
Yellow JDM fog lights
Front and rear shock strut supports
K Sport DR Coilovers
Slotted and vented brake rotors
Kranze 3 piece gold wheels
Michelin pilot sport tires
Rare genuine JDM mud flaps
Toyota 1MZ-FE 3.0 24 valve V6 swapped – 44k miles on motor
Oil pressurizer unit in trunk with switch inside
Braided fuel and oil lines
Magnaflow custom exhaust
New re covered seats
Samsung digital Bluetooth head unit
Amp up front and new sub behind seat
Original T top shades along with original T top cover bags
New floor mats
Keyless entry with two fobs
Feel free to ask any questions or for additional pictures. Thanks
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I almost bought an MR2 last August. It was a great deal but I was 1hr late on my email. Probably for the best being my Miata is still in pieces, but I got the engine back the other day and am now trying to puzzle the rest of it back together. My labels, wtf was/is wrong with my brain?!
Or perhaps this is exactly what the old man is looking for. They’re the only car I’ve ever sat in as an adult where I could push the front seat back so far my feet couldn’t reach the pedals. The car has some usable storage space both behind the engine and under the hood. And with a fairly stock Camry engine, how bad could the mileage be?