Battery replaced every 6 months due to driving style.
New Tyres every 6 months due to driving style.
Diff center replaced 2 times due to driving style.
Forget fool proof, forget bullet proof, this car will be around with the cockroaches long after were gone!
The engine was designed in 1967 it's unique 1600cc engine with Twin overhead valve shafts and center positioned spark plugs. Made this car competitive even today. The cars Bullet proof close ratio 5spd gearbox (The first mass produced 5spd) was it's real call to fame.
The light and nimble 940kg coupe with it's 115hp would launch of any lights and be at 100km/h in just over 7 sec. It's top speed being 215km/h.
It is easy to see where the Supra came from.
This car was sold in 1975 to a rally driver who then sold it in 1980 to let it rest after 5 years of rallying. In 1990 the car was sold again to a young man who flogged it to death...almost.
In 2000 it was sold to a man in a mid life crises, who was than forced to sell it to save his marriage. And so, that is how I became the owner of such an amazing little car.
Unfortunately the hand of the law came down on me and I was forced to sell the car in 2004.
I than made the mistake of selling it to a friend, who then tried to run from the law and got 7 years!
These cars are what you want if you don't know how to look after a car because you can't kill them!
I know, I tried for three years!!!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 8th July, 2005