1991 Toyota MR2 Base Coupe 2-Door 2.0L 3S-GE JDM - New Paint - Leather - 119K mi

1991 Toyota MR2

Condition: Used
Make: Toyota
Model: MR2
Type: Coupe
Trim: Base Coupe 2-Door
Year: 1991
Mileage: 118,900
VIN: JT2SW21N8M0013428
Color: Black
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Manual
Drive type: RWD
Interior color: Black
Safety: Anti-Lock Brakes, Driver Airbag
Vehicle Title: Clear
Item location: Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
Air Conditioning, Power Locks, Power Windows
Sunroof, Leather Seats

Description for Toyota MR2 1991

New black paint. Black leather interior. A/C works.
5-Speed Manual (S54).
Low mile 2nd generation JDM 3S-GE engine.
Cruise control not functional. ABS light on.
Good tires. No rust.
T-Tops with storage bags
A few interior defects - see pictures
Aftermarket front bumper.
MR2 turbo vented engine lid.
Power steering.
Runs & drives very well.
Free-revving GenII 3SGE engine is a lot more fun than the stock 5SFE
Light weight aftermarket aluminum flywheel & new clutch
Retains the OEM exhaust system with catalyst - no provision for EGR - Check your local emissions rules. Most states exempt vehicles of this age.
This was the base engine for MR2s sold in the Japanese market.
Gen 2 3S-GE :
Power - 165ps (163bhp) @ 6800rpm
Torque - 19.5kg-m (141ft.lb) @ 4800rpm
compression ratio - 10:1
Cam duration (IN/EX) - 244°/244°
Cam lift (IN/EX) - 8.5mm/8.5mm
Valve diameter (IN/EX) - 33.5mm/29.0mm
Throttle body diameter - 55mm
Injector size - 295cc
Notes - AICS
The original 5SFE 2.2L was rated at:
132PS (97kW; 130bhp) at 5,400rpm
145lb·ft (197N·m) at 4,400rpm
That's essentially a Camry engine. You don't want that 5SFE in your MR2.
This 3SGE redlines at 7200RPM and develops maximum horsepower at 6800RPM
You want that.
The engine swap did not involve any cutting/welding/damage of any kind - since it is a factory MR2 powerplant. It could be easily changed back to the North American-spec 5SFE 2.2L. If you don't like having fun.
17" aluminum wheels
Includes OEM temporary spare tire & jack (not shown)
This is a very good example of a well-optioned 2nd generation MR2.
We are the nation's leading seller of MR2 parts. It isn't often that we offer vehicles for sale (check our ebay history). Occasionally we discover an MR2 that would benefit from a new life instead of being taken apart to save others. We probably spent too much time and money ($1500+ just for paint) on this car, ut it was rust-free, nmolested, nd only needed minor body work and a replacement engine because its 5SFE needed cylinder head work.
It runs well and drives as it should. Aside from the engine and front bumper (oem bumper was damaged by curb), his car has never been modified or toyed with like a lot of others. It *really* could benefit (at least visually) from a set of lowering springs, s these cars had a rather tall ride height even with the factory 14" wheels. The 17" wheels fit the wheel arch better, ut exaggerate the ride height.
We believe this MR2 is as good or better than MOST you see on ebay for higher prices. We are realistic. This is not our baby that we bought new in 1991...etc. Not every good MR2 has a really good story. That doesn't make it worth more. It's just a really decent MR2 that spent its entire life away from bad winters in wonderful North Carolina. There is no rust. The value of MR2s continues to increase. This one is cheap for what you get.
Passenger seat bottom has stitching defect. Passenger door panel has 2 small rips.
Engine lid from turbo model does not have steel underside to divert rain water. Hasn't been a problem for us, ut we try to disclose all known defects.