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Supraman1511
19-05-15, 12:53
I've wanted a MK IV Supra ever since I was a kid and now I'm finally old enough to get insured on one!

What do you guys think of this?

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1994-Toyota-Supra-3-0-GZ-TWIN-TURBO-AUTO-Coupe-/281694047244?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_3&hash=item4196460c0c

Is the price about what I should expect?

MATT RR
19-05-15, 13:15
Welcome, your in the right place to start looking and to get some advice!

I would advise taking some time on this forum to browse the cars for sale and buying guides first, its highly unlikely that car on the link has done 50,000 miles for its age and the condition it looks to be in (from what can be seen in the pictures anyway)! No doubt there will be plenty of advice coming your way on this thread soon :)

not a fan of lambo doors on Supra personally

Supraman1511
19-05-15, 13:26
Thanks Matt, I'll take a look.

I quite like the doors although I think I would spray the alloys silver or gunmetal, fit the standard spoiler and remove those headlight covers!

MATT RR
19-05-15, 13:34
follow the below link, these are definitely worth a read if you haven't already, I found them very useful when buying my last two cars:

http://www.mkivsupra.net/vbb/showthread.php?59334-Supra-Guide-and-Model-Differences-Chart

craig85
19-05-15, 13:49
Welcome! I only recently bought my first Supra but I learned very quickly to avoid any cars at Motorhub in Keighley, do a quick Google search and you might get an understanding of the quality of cars they sell.

Have a read through the FAQs on here first and then I would have a look at the members cars for sale as they're all well looked after and have a forum history that you can read through.

Supraman1511
19-05-15, 15:22
Thanks a lot guys, looks like I dodged a bullet there!

I'm interested in Crash's Aero but it's in Devon with a faulty gearbox :(

Supraman1511
19-05-15, 19:15
Also, is there a subscription fee to PM people and/or post in the classifieds?

MATT RR
19-05-15, 19:29
http://www.mkivsupra.net/vbb/showthread.php?82442-Club-Membership-Details-Including-Trader-amp-Hobbyist-Membership-Rules

Supraman1511
24-05-15, 18:12
Getting my Supra Aero N/A Auto tomorrow!

65k miles - 3700

It needs a re-spray and new alloys but mechanically it seems perfect, no rust to be seen from what I can tell.
The MOT certificate has the past 5 yrs mileage on and all seems above board.
Also has the glass headlights :P

It needs a new shock absorber, I've had a look around and most suggest the stock bilsteins, anyone know where I could get some decent conditions ones? and is it good practice to replace the springs as well?

Hitbox Junkie
24-05-15, 19:14
Thanks a lot guys, looks like I dodged a bullet there!

I'm interested in Crash's Aero but it's in Devon with a faulty gearbox :(
For the right car you will have to travel, I traveled to Bude just to buy mine and 2-3 hours where its having work done. Great cars are always worth checking in person and most of the time you will have to travel to find the best you can buy.


Also, is there a subscription fee to PM people and/or post in the classifieds?

yes you have to be a fully paid up member to use for sale and wanted section of the forum and to pm I believe, for 10 a year and up to 30 fora lifetime membership its money well spent as you see that returned ten fold in parts you buy and the people you meet on the forum ran events.


:welcome: to the club pay up and it opens a world of knowledge and wisdom :)

Ec1202014
24-05-15, 19:51
For the right car you will have to travel, I traveled to Bude just to buy mine and 2-3 hours where its having work done. Great cars are always worth checking in person and most of the time you will have to travel to find the best you can buy.

Listen to these wise words!

X 1 Easy Jet flight, X 1 hotel room and a 959km drive home to get my Supe mate. There as some pearlers out there and some dogs also.

As said, pay for the membership.

hogmaw
24-05-15, 20:25
Getting my Supra Aero N/A Auto tomorrow!

Any links for us to view?

Supraman1511
27-05-15, 21:43
Not a great pic but it was dark and starting to rain, I'll get more tomorrow

201813

It needs a re-spray (I like gunmetal) and probably some new wheels, toying with the idea of spraying them black but I don't like them too much.

It also has just had a new catback exhaust costing about 400 (custom made from tony banks), new cam + aux belts and rocker cover gaskets, all with receipts. I think I got a pretty good deal really