SW20 Toyota MR2 Turbo T-Bar, Azure Blue, 300+hp

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SW20 Toyota MR2 Turbo T-bar. 300+hp.
Registered early 1998, Revision4 model.
Azure blue in colour, a rare Revision4 only (96-97) colour with full leather interior.
100-101k miles.
MOT till May 2023.
Factory alarm and immobiliser and x2 set of Keys.
UK car with 3SGTE Turbo engine conversion from a Revision4 GT Turbo completed in the early 2010s just before my ownership.

I’ve owned this car for 9 amazing years but sadly it’s time to let go.
In that near decade I covered a mere and trouble free 22k miles (last few years, less than 2k miles).
Always been garaged in my ownership and been used as a fair weather car to take to shows and sunday B road driving.
I’ve owned MR2's since 2004, with this being my 3rd.
I have spent 100s of personal man hours, £1000's, tidying, modifying, customising and tinkering over the years, true labour of love. All modifications and servicing carried out by myself, aside from a clutch/flywheel upgrade completed by Rogue Motorsport.

There is a huge history of the car on the IMOC+MR2OC forums.


Revision4 Gen3 3SGTE engine, later Gen3s had the thicker more robust block by the water pump.
ATS racing TD06 20g kit, tial 44mm wastegate/screamer pipe, rebuilt with 7 blade billet wheel, new turbine wheel and uprated thrust bearing, custom downpipe and oil/water lines.
PTP turbo blanket and custom heatshield.
Head rebuilt in 2018 with valves relapped along with genuine Toyota camshaft seals, stem seals and all top end gaskets including Gen3 factory Headgasket. Hose from hell replaced at the same time.
ARP head studs.
CRW axle cage upgrade.
OS Giken twin plate R2CD clutch and lightweight flywheel (£1k+ item I shipped from Japan), high end JDM item.
Injectors cleaned and flow tested.
Adjustable HKS fuel pressure reg relocated to the boot along with custom fuel lines.
Full engine bay wire tuck; Fuse box, expansion tank and a majority of electrical items relocated to the boot.
Done away with misc vac lines, brackets and charcoal canister for a simpler cleaner look and setup.
Radtec Chargecooler with modified free flowing KO racing intercooler pipes. Frozen boost pre radiator, water pump and rad cap.
HKS dump valve.
Blitz radiator cap.
Aluminium thicker core radiator.
Colder grade spark plugs.
Walbro 255ltr fuel pump.
Custom intake pipe with a Green air filter.
Cleaned/Prepped/Painted engine components, cam cover painted factory Azure blue with a wrinkle effect.
Green vac hoses.
Top end Allen head bolt upgrade.
Berk Technologies twin exit decat exhaust.

HSD monopro coilovers, approx 500miles old, acf50 protected with adjustable droplinks.
Powerflex upgraded anti roll bar bushes.
Powerflex engine mounts.
Rare Tein front and rear strut braces.
Grooved brake discs.
Porterfield R4S pads.
Braided brake lines.
Front camber bolts.
Painted calipers with new handbrake cables.
Enkei lightweight RPF1 alloys, bought brand new from Japan and still sport the original blue valves and blue decals. No curbing on alloys.
8inch fronts, 9inch rears, et35 offsets which is considered near perfect fitment on these cars.
Toyo R1R rear and Yokohama Parada Spec2 front tyres (Summer tyres).

AEM afr wideband gauge
Blitz black edition Electronic boost controller running 0.9bar.
Personal steering wheel.
Full leather interior.
Custom Green El glow lighting for dash/dials.
Gear Shifter lowering plate.
Sony Headunit and factory blanking plate.

Geniune Revision5 spoiler.
Turbo model engine lid with custom engine lid tray.
Debadged rear boot lid.
JDM import rear lights with 4 light brake/sidelight wiring mod.
Crystal side lights and clear indicators.
DRLs (wired to fog switch).
Professionally painted and replaced both rear end sills (2021).
Ceramic coated Feb 2022.

Car dynoed 304hp on the factory Ct20b turbo before making a 12.5second 1/4 mile p at 114mph (believed to be UK's fastest factory turbo time).
I changed direction after reaching this goal to a more unique driving experience by installing a rebuilt ATS TD06 turbo kit and have run this at a lower boost level for the last 5years putting the car at a similar power level as before.

Odd age related chip on bonnet and front bumper/lip. As you’d expect on a 25+year old car.
Due to reshaping the engine lid tray to aid airflow, it’s now rather open to the elements, hasn’t been a big deal for me as I’ve only used in dry weather.
Penger electric mirror not cooperating.
Boot lining reshaped to make way for wire tucked items but it is still functional and useable for luggage/shopping.

Recent oil/filter change (oem Toyota filter, shell helix 5w40) in mid May 2022.
MOT till May 2023.
Major service done in 2018, cars only moved 2-3k miles since then (Plugs, Coolant, Oil, filters).
Headgasket replacement in 2018.
Oil/Oil filter, spark plugs and Fuel filter changed yearly or every 4k miles.
Other items of note within the last 12-18months, new alternator and handbrake cables.
Mountains of paperwork for service and modification items, in addition to what can read/seen on owners club page.
Factory Toyota service book dated and stamped from 1998 when the car was bought brand new by the original owner, pre inspection spec sheet upon first sale and Owners manuals.

Free of charge, many many spares collected over the years included in sale if wanted.

Never fails to put a smile on my face and since getting a fresh MOT, i've driven it more over the last couple of weeks than i have over the last 2years during Covid restrictions. Beautiful rare factory colour, Tbar, RPF1’s, fast and intoxicating, what’s not to love, i'll be sad to see it go.

No P/X.


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