SOTW: MK2 TOYOTA MR2
Mid-mounted engine, pretty curves, and all for Shed money. What's not to like?
rather ratty but mechanically solid MR2 that we actually bought, complete with matt white paint and free mould, for the princely sum of 500 quid.
It was also an early car, known to the MR2 cognoscenti as the Revision 1 (inexplicably, since it was the first version out), and to many an over-exuberant driver (and the motoring press) as a car that would have you facing the wrong way on a wet roundabout if you so much as spoke harshly to it.
That was sorted within a couple of years by tweaking the suspension geometry (creating the Revision 2) and, by the time this today's SOTW rolled out of a UK Toyota dealership for the first time in 1994, the MR2 was on to Revision 3.
As a result, later Mk2 MR2s are somewhat more desirable than earlier ones, particularly UK-spec cars (as with many Japanese cars of the 90s there is a plethora of imports scurrying around).
So although it's hardly difficult to find an MR2 for Shed money, finding a Revision 3 car - and a UK one at that - below a grand is a pretty rare event.
Oh, and there's also the odd fact that the advert title suggests the car is a 2001 vintage, and has done 70,600 rather than the 113,00 miles suggested elsewhere, but we'd be prepared to bet that's user error rather than anything untoward.
Even so, if this car's West Yorkshire location hadn't been so far from PH Towers, it might well have found its way into the Riggers Shed stable, alongside the 328i Touring...
Advert is reproduced below...
94 L-Reg MR2 REV 3 GTi UK Car (2001)
70,600 miles, £999
TOYOTA MR2 GTi
2.0L Petrol - 16V
2 Door Coupe,
5 Speed Manual,
MOT- JUNE 2011,
TAX - Expired but Offered,
Genuine miles with All Previous MOT Certificates,
Service History, Bills & receipts.
Usual MR2 GTi Refinements,
Rev-3 Facelift Spec,
Electrics, Glass Sunroof,
Twin Exit Exhuast,
Good Condition for Age,
Taken in PX,
All Px Stock to Clear,
(CASH Price - NO PX)
Call for full details
07989 216 027
Shipley, West Yorkshire,
View By Appointment.
This is a USED car, not a Brand New 2010 plate car,
So therefore there will be a few stone chips and age related minor marks.
All vehicles are held on a minimum £100 Deposit.
All Deposits are Non-Refundable.