1985 Toyota MR2
Brian & Karen Sanborn, Groton, MA
We owned this car from new in August 1985 until we sold it in the fall of 2003. It was driven regularly and enjoyed as a true driver's sports car. I called it a "poor man's Ferrari" because its mid-engine design and handling very much like the Miata. The information below is taken from the webpages that I used to sell it.
97,900 original miles, excellent condition, Mobil-1 oil always used,
Entire car was professionally rust repaired and repainted in 2000.
Inspected and registered regular driver - still great fun to drive.
5-speed manual transmission - detachable sunroof with interior cover
185-60 BF Goodrich Comp T/A tires - less than 10,000 miles
Factory performance stiffener installed across front suspension towers
Air conditioning and cruise control - Custom MR2 wool floor mats
Winter driving package - 4 steel wheels and covers with Bridgestone Blizzak WS15s
Custom anti-theft switch installed in secret location
Radar detector built into upper console with console switch
Many desirable extras:
All original owner's manuals and warranty booklets
All original sales documentation including window sticker in perfect condition
Original Toyota dealer color portfolio with lots great color pictures
Road and Track special edition guide with beautiful color cutaways - supplied with early cars
Factory workshop manual and wiring diagrams manual
Haynes MR2 repair manual
Original issue November 1984 Road & Track - first road test
Original issue August 1985 Road & Track - Road roundup of two seaters
Original issue Summer 1985 Car and Driver Road Test Annual - MR2 featured
Brooklands Road Test Series - Toyota MR2 1984-1988