Toyota MR2 MK1

1.6 / 5 Speed Manual

Year: 1987 / Mileage: 84300 / Price: £SOLD
2 owners (last for 30 years) / Restored in 2019

We have been asked to sell on behalf of its owner this restored Toyota MR2 MK1 from 1987. The restoration was carried out in Autumn 2019 at great expense by MV Classics in Southampton with all invoices totalling close to £24000.

Mr Spencer has owned the MR2 for over 30 years and in that time has only travelled 20000 miles in it, and only 800 miles in the last 15 years. In that time it was stored in his garage and after restoration the car was trailered up to my storage facility in 2019.

This version is the 1.6 facelifted version with a sunroof rather than the T bar roof. With 128 bhp in a light aerodynamic body this little mid engine sports car could achieve 0-60 mph in 7.7 seconds and go on to reach 120 mph.

The first owner serviced the car every 6 months at Toyota dealers and the car comes with all service books, invoices, folders and a CD detailing the restoration.

MK 1 MR2s are now getting rare and I believe this Toyota is one of the best available on the market for sale at the moment. You are welcome to come and view and inspections are welcome.

Please note that this is a commission sale and not my own stock. No warranty is implied or given with the sale of this car.


This car has only covered 20 miles since its full high quality restoration 4 years ago so as you would expect there are no chips, scratches dents or otherwise to report other than gleaming well applied paintwork. All of the rubbers and seals for doors, boot, bonnet and glass were replaced as were the rubbers and seals for lights and bumpers/skirts.

The wheels are in good order and the tyres are Pirelli P6000 all around with no tread wear at all.


The charcoal grey interior is showing little or no wear or saggy fabric. The only concession showing a 36 year old car is slight scuffing to the gear lever. All electrics work as does the sun roof and ventilation system. The plastics are in excellent condition with no cracks and very little to show that’s a negative.


14” alloy wheels
Sun roof
Electric Widows
Tinted glass
Central locking
Sanyo stereo with remote control
Leather steering wheel

Service History

Supplied new 1/08/87 by Downley Toyota

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Please note that the cam belt was changed August 2019 and the car has an MOT to June 2024 with no advisories.

I have driven the car about 20 miles to and from service and MOT and it is a delight being smooth and agile with no known faults or issues to report.

We give all our cars an HPI Check®

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