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1991 Toyota MR2 V6 5spd

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1991 Toyota MR2 V6 5spd $5,000

See my E153 Trans Thread for all info/pics on trans bundle)


1991 Toyota MR2 V6
Mid-Engine/ Rwd
5spd Manual

Location: Poquoson, Virginia

Contact: use thread or PM

1991 Toyota MR2 V6
Mid-Engine/ Rwd
5spd Manual

Parts Installed:
-Woodsport V6 Engine Mount Kit
-Goodridge Stainless Steel Brake Lines
-New Aluminum Radiator
-New Slim Radiator Fans
-Speed Source Polyurethane Motor Mount Inserts
-Two's R Us Solid Brass Shift Cable Bushings
-Custom Performance Silicone Intake
-New Heater Hoses (Replaced Fragile Brass Lines)
-New Walbro 550cc Fuel Pump
-Custom Fuel Line/ Banjo Fitting (Required for V6)
-S54 Transmission
-New Exedy Clutch
-New Camry Flywheel
-New Timken Throwout Bearing
-New Fuel Filter
-New Distributer
-New Spark Plug Wires
-New Thermostat
-New Custom Radiator Hoses Throughout
-Custom Dual Exhaust System
-New Heat Resistant Sound Deadening
-JDM Kouki Tail Lights with Garnish (have original tails with garnish also)
-OEM Wheels with new tires

I bought the car two years ago, completely stock and in awesome condition. The interior is immaculate and the exterior has zero rust. I bought it with intention of performing a (fairly common) 3vz-fe V6 swap. The swap offers turbo model performance but with added low end torque and a menacing V6 growl. The 3vz-fe is actually a 92-93 Camry motor, known for it's reliability and sleeper performance.

I meticulously performed the complete swap, mating the 3vz-fe to the original N/A S54 tranny. The current motor in the car has a blown head gasket and would need a rebuild to run properly. I made the mistake of not purchasing the motor from a reputable source and essentially got what I paid for.

Not one to make the same mistake twice, I purchased another motor, this time from reputable JDM motor importers, Tiger Japan (have documentation). Not only did I purchase a low mileage 30k-40k motor.

The car simply needs the old motor dropped out and the new one placed in. All wiring has been completed and I have several videos of the vehicle running before the head gasket blew as evidence. I would be more than happy to send them upon request. You simply unbolt the subframe, support the motor with an engine hoist, remove motor mount bolts, and drop it down.

Attached below is a link that outlines the 3vz-fe swap and thoroughly explains the work accomplished. I highly encourage anyone interested to take a look:

I am currently in the process of purchasing a home and unfortunately I have to rearrange my priorities. I have quite a bit of money tied up in this MR2 as evident by the lists above.

I challenge anyone to find an mr2 v6 project this complete, with these parts installed for my price. That being said, I am not looking for any trades or lowballs. Serious inquires only please. I am more than willing to provide pics, videos, and answer any questions you may have. Thank you for looking!

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Body is clean and rust free, inside is near immaculate for a 20+ year old car.

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I believe you would be able to recoup more $$$ if you would drop in the engine yourself and switch the transmission. Especially since you already done that before. This V6 with E153 and all the mods you have would be an awesome car!
I'm a little pressed to sell at this point and am considering the easiest route to get it back on the road. I may simply install the new motor and part out the turbo trans/axles/hubs and coilovers as I have limited time.
If I didnt live on the other side of the continent and in a different country, I would snap this up in a heartbeat.

GLWS, very nice car.
If I didnt live on the other side of the continent and in a different country, I would snap this up in a heartbeat.

GLWS, very nice car.
Glad to see someone recognizes a good deal. Hey, there's always shipping lol
WOW this is an awesome deal! Essentially what I wanted to do with my car. VA isn't too far...wonder if anyone in our area will pick this up
Interior pics added above ^^
Ridiculous jdm turbo trans bundle option offered
Sold the jdm trans bundle
If you're interested in selling the wheels, PM me.
Just for clarification, it's 5K with the new motor?
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