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88LE
02-02-16, 20:12
Would like to get into Supra ownership again. I have never owned a UK Spec so am looking for a decent example. Modified or stock. If anyone is thinking of selling please get in touch. Genuine buyer.

Any colour.

88LE
06-02-16, 16:25
I am also considering a very late VVTI 6 Speed. Perhaps a 2001 or 2002. Its funny how when you're not looking there are loads for sale, and when you are there is nothing.

j_jza80
06-02-16, 16:27
What's your budget? Assuming it's in the 15k-20k range?

j_jza80
06-02-16, 16:37
http://www.pistonheads.com/classifieds/used-cars/toyota/supra/toyota-supra-rz-twin-turbo-vvti-6-speed-manual/5217342?v=b

88LE
06-02-16, 16:46
http://www.pistonheads.com/classifieds/used-cars/toyota/supra/toyota-supra-rz-twin-turbo-vvti-6-speed-manual/5217342?v=b

I've looked at that. Thanks anyway. Not too keen on as its a grade 3.5 from Japan. I look at this forum, Autotrader, Pistonheads and Ebay on a daily basis. To be fair my budget is up to 25k for a very mint low mileage example.

So far I've had a look at Greg's which I loved and a white low mileage UK auto last week at Tom Harveys....(was tempted) but after a drive decided against an auto. I've also been turned down 25k for a mint low mileage UK 6 Speed.

Frank Bullitt
06-02-16, 16:54
That is a pretty healthy budget. Have you been in contact with Jurgen? If not, get him on the case :) Clean cars appear to be getting harder to find in Japan but if anyone can find one for you it is probably him and at least you would know that with a new import the car won't have seen any UK winters on the road.

E2A

Why are you set on a UK spec?

88LE
06-02-16, 17:19
Yes it is a pretty healthy budget but that is my maximum for a mint example. It seems I am quite fixated on a UK spec for some strange reason. My next purchase will be my last. I will only use it on occasional weekends so I rather get one that will hold its value.

j_jza80
06-02-16, 17:24
With your budget, I wouldn't even consider a UK tt6.

If you are wanting to modify one, your budget will get you a very nice single turbo car built by the likes of Whifbitz or SRD. I think JamiePs old car is for sale within your budget, that would be an excellent choice.

If you want a completely stock one, get the latest year (2002 ideally) RZ (not RZ-S) lowest mileage car you can afford. These will be a better investment than a UK spec IMO, be better looking, better condition and nicer to drive.

88LE
06-02-16, 17:41
I've always assumed UK spec cars hold their value better. And to be fair they have judging by what people are wanting for them. If you don't mind me asking, why do you think a later spec car is better investment wise?

Frank Bullitt
06-02-16, 18:06
If it were I, I wouldn't be "fixated" as you say on a UK spec. If it were for an investment I'd be hunting for one of the last 2002 VVTi 6 speeds to roll off the production line.

j_jza80
06-02-16, 18:42
I've always assumed UK spec cars hold their value better. And to be fair they have judging by what people are wanting for them. If you don't mind me asking, why do you think a later spec car is better investment wise?

The late RZ was the ultimate spec. Comes with most of the oem options as standard, has the v161 (which is an optimised version of the v160), Recaro seats, big brakes etc.

The facelifted cars have nicer looking lights, a nicer looking dash etc. Plus there are an abundance of low miles ones compared to UK's, and they'll be rust free.

The UK/EU spec cars were very much GT cars. The vvti cars were slightly more driver focused.

Sheefa
06-02-16, 20:27
With your budget, I wouldn't even consider a UK tt6.

If you are wanting to modify one, your budget will get you a very nice single turbo car built by the likes of Whifbitz or SRD. I think JamiePs old car is for sale within your budget, that would be an excellent choice.

If you want a completely stock one, get the latest year (2002 ideally) RZ (not RZ-S) lowest mileage car you can afford. These will be a better investment than a UK spec IMO, be better looking, better condition and nicer to drive.

In partial agreement here. You will find a lower mileage import and no doubt get more for your money too by choosing this option. BUT, the U.K. Specs are rarer (check the register on here) and over the last few years I've been searching do seem to of significantly increased in value. It entirely depends on what you want and have planned for it.

I bought my UK spec primarily as an investment and so far I haven't been let down by multiple offers !

Just my opinion of course ;)

j_jza80
06-02-16, 21:02
The UK's are more expensive if you go by mileage vs price. There's still a supply of late, low miles vvti tt6 cars, I bet there's not even 3 UK tt6 with under 40k miles.

My money would be on the younger import, which is newer, looks more modern, and will feel fresher :)

88LE
06-02-16, 21:58
Some great opinions. Thank you all. To be fair I don't mind either. I have never owned a UK Spec, I have if I recall a 98 facelift VVTI. However I think I will struggle to get a 2002 RZ 6 speed for 25k.

88LE
06-02-16, 21:59
With your budget, I wouldn't even consider a UK tt6.

If you are wanting to modify one, your budget will get you a very nice single turbo car built by the likes of Whifbitz or SRD. I think JamiePs old car is for sale within your budget, that would be an excellent choice.

If you want a completely stock one, get the latest year (2002 ideally) RZ (not RZ-S) lowest mileage car you can afford. These will be a better investment than a UK spec IMO, be better looking, better condition and nicer to drive.


Is there a thread for the sale of JamieP's car anywhere I can have a look at?

ant141
08-02-16, 05:45
Can I ask, how many miles did the UK supra you offered 25K for, have on it? And was it standard?
I still have my UK TT6 with 45K on it. Didn't realise values were getting this high now.
Managed to get it into Classic Cars magazine last month for a 1990's super car showdown feature and the value they put on buying a Supra now was up to 10K, lol.

j_jza80
08-02-16, 07:53
Can I ask, how many miles did the UK supra you offered 25K for, have on it? And was it standard?
I still have my UK TT6 with 45K on it. Didn't realise values were getting this high now.
Managed to get it into Classic Cars magazine last month for a 1990's super car showdown feature and the value they put on buying a Supra now was up to 10K, lol.

I'd imagine you have the lowest mileage survivor :cool:

Have you got any pics?

Zeiretto
08-02-16, 10:06
Can I ask, how many miles did the UK supra you offered 25K for, have on it? And was it standard?
I still have my UK TT6 with 45K on it. Didn't realise values were getting this high now.
Managed to get it into Classic Cars magazine last month for a 1990's super car showdown feature and the value they put on buying a Supra now was up to 10K, lol.

10k? Lol. Your car is worth a small fortune. :D

Tyson
08-02-16, 11:33
Can I ask, how many miles did the UK supra you offered 25K for, have on it? And was it standard?
I still have my UK TT6 with 45K on it. Didn't realise values were getting this high now.
Managed to get it into Classic Cars magazine last month for a 1990's super car showdown feature and the value they put on buying a Supra now was up to 10K, lol.

I've had offers for 19k and mines done 80k miles so yours is definitely worth at least that but I bet you'd get an agreed value of at least 16k on an insurance policy.

88LE
08-02-16, 11:39
Can I ask, how many miles did the UK supra you offered 25K for, have on it? And was it standard?
I still have my UK TT6 with 45K on it. Didn't realise values were getting this high now.
Managed to get it into Classic Cars magazine last month for a 1990's super car showdown feature and the value they put on buying a Supra now was up to 10K, lol.



Its got 50k. There is no doubt prices have increased. Realistically in my opinion a low mileage mint UK 6 speed is worth around the 20k mark. I offered the asking price of 25k because I wanted it. So I guess its down to the phrase' its worth what someone is willing to pay for it'.

I had a discuss with an importer today. They have advised, given the current market, I should be able to get a late 2001/2002 RZ vvti 6 speed with lowish mileage quite easily within my 25k budget. So I am seriously considering that option.

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I'd imagine you have the lowest mileage survivor :cool:

Have you got any pics?

Yeah pictures please......lets see the beauty.

ant141
08-02-16, 12:02
Ah hope you find one. Thanks for other comments too. I don't think I would even let it go for 25k to be honest. I've just had it freshly resprayed too as I received stonechip damage to front of car on photo shoot for magazine and decided to get it all done. Really didn't need it before but couldn't leave it like that.
I'll put some pics up when I can. Before and after.

Hemanhead
08-02-16, 12:10
I should be able to get a late 2001/2002 RZ vvti 6 speed with lowish mileage quite easily

Do it, I don't know why you would want a UK spec over that. That is about as good as it gets. UK spec is always seem to look a little more tired then a Jspec too.

ARPUS
08-02-16, 17:31
ant141 --- I look forward to seeing the photos of your car. Steve

Scooter
08-02-16, 18:32
Its got 50k. There is no doubt prices have increased. Realistically in my opinion a low mileage mint UK 6 speed is worth around the 20k mark. I offered the asking price of 25k because I wanted it. So I guess its down to the phrase' its worth what someone is willing to pay for it'.

I had a discuss with an importer today. They have advised, given the current market, I should be able to get a late 2001/2002 RZ vvti 6 speed with lowish mileage quite easily within my 25k budget. So I am seriously considering that option.

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Yeah pictures please......lets see the beauty.

I wouldn't limit myself to 2001/2 cars, there were so few and I don't think you are gaining anything over an equally low mileage earlier car. Pre facelift ones (look just like uk cars bar the bonnet scoop) have the larger diff's and in my opinion are better made, facelifts look less dated to most but have some (minor) cost cutting, vvti gives with its torque curve but can take in the long term with its slightly less robust fly by wire throttle.

If the look of the facelift isn't paramount I'd look at any age low mileage potential 'keepers'

ant141
08-02-16, 21:49
Will do. Anyone know how to add pics here? Lol

j_jza80
08-02-16, 21:51
Just upload them to photobucket, and then copy the [IMG] code from there onto here :)

Thomas.B
09-02-16, 13:49
If you have 25 i'd look into finding 5 more and get Kaan's on here (think thats his name).
Fucking epic build!

Fitz
09-02-16, 15:20
If you have 25 i'd look into finding 5 more and get Kaan's on here (think thats his name).
Fucking epic build!

That car has been broken for Parts :(

ant141
10-02-16, 20:40
Will get some pics up soon. Sorry been a little busy. Should I start a new thread. Don't like hijacking someone's thread here. Sorry

88LE
10-02-16, 22:33
Will get some pics up soon. Sorry been a little busy. Should I start a new thread. Don't like hijacking someone's thread here. Sorry


Up to you really. I don't mind. I just want to see your gorgeous car.

Sheefa
11-02-16, 08:15
Just had an offer on mine I don't think I can refuse. I'll be looking at another forum members car shortly :)

j_jza80
11-02-16, 09:30
That must have been some offer :D

88LE
11-02-16, 15:48
Just had an offer on mine I don't think I can refuse. I'll be looking at another forum members car shortly :)

I thought I had first refusal if you decided to sell......

Sheefa
12-02-16, 08:10
I thought I had first refusal if you decided to sell......

PM'd.