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Toyota MR 2 II

Project Car Hell, Factory Edition: Toyota MR2 or Volkswagen

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Last week, the Hell Demons opted for 2-ton luxo-yachts with stratosphere-slicing prompting smart investors to big positions in Bondo futures. We lie, you can’t go wrong a ’59 Cadillac or ’59 project … but what if you want to fast on roads that are straight nor level?

In that you’ll need a sporty with V8 power from a four-cylinder engine. That forced induction, and turbocharging is too efficient for our liking. We need and not some hooptily -installed job — we’re shopping for that came off the assembly with blowers in place.

A mid-engined sports car with a you can’t go wrong here!

The Toyota MR2 could be purchased a Roots-type supercharger for the 1987-1989 years. That meant 145 horses from the car’s nervous 1587cc 4A-GZE which made the little Two quite fast for its era. Not blown MR2s were and nearly all the ones that did it to the showrooms … in unfortunate episodes of trailing throttle in convenience-store parking lots.

You won’t find many MR2s left, but some searching produced this 1988 Toyota MR2 in New England (go if the listing disappears). How much? you believe just $1,500? The makes the cryptic statement the red has a motor but no title, which more sense once we this blue MR2 offered by the seller. You won’t be driving one home, because it doesn’t run at all it has to be Rust? Maybe! Registration Yes! Interior condition? We say! Just keep to yourself, Mid-engined sports car a supercharger! and you’ll be all right.

Toyota MR 2 II

Because sufficient boost the Check Engine Light coming on.

That MR2 would be fun and but how sporty could a car built by the company that made the be? You need something German and that takes us right to the Corrado. The G60 version of the Corrado a 160-horse, 1.8-liter four-banger the hood, along with of the suspension bits from the of the same era.

Sadly, the G60 was quite expensive, so much so many potential buyers away in … and ended up Civic Si hatches and Sentra The attrition rate on the ones were sold has been high, helped along by electrical-system woes, blow-uppy and the usual hoon-it-to-… demographic ended up with all the Corrados they depreciated enough. still possible to find a few here and there, and we’ve out this 1991 Volkswagen G60 in Maryland (go here if the listing

The seller, who applies the CAPS key at arbitrary moments during wishes to cut down of expenses. The car to be in the middle — well, at stage, anyway — of an transmission conversion, and it comes some new and or new-to-the-car parts: NEW UP(INSPECTION II: spark plugs, filter, brake flush, air filter for motor) EURO CHROME PIPES, HEADER, MARTKET EXHUAST, NOLOGY BIGGER PULLEY, AUTOMATIC 2MORE TRANS TO GO W/ CAR, ALL YOU TO COMPLETE 5SPEED CONVERSION IS BUCKET SLAVE CYLINDER). this Corrado has a few issues: WINDSHIELD. TREE BRANCH ON CRACKED IT! HAS MINOR BODY BELOW REAR HATCH, FENDERS A LITTLE BENT but how could fixing those be?

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Toyota MR 2 II
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