A 276bhp 1JZ, rear-pressure and a smartly ridiculous rear fly accomplish on the present time’s used car purchase an awfully tempting one
About a weeks ago, we wondered what could per chance need been if Mazda put its twin-turbo V6 626 into manufacturing 20 years ago. We’ve since learned that figuring out modified into once “damaged up a protracted time ago,” a destiny that didn’t surprise us all that great, nevertheless a alternatively sad one.
If you esteem the foundation of a immense-winged unhurried nineties/early noughties Japanese sports activities saloon with six-cylinders, alternatively, this type of thing did enter manufacturing. Enter stage left (sideways, potentially): the lengthily-named Toyota Chaser Tourer V TRD Sports activities.
That pro drifter’s favourite, the sixth-gen JZX100 Chaser, will seemingly be specced with either an inline-four diesel or one in all several inline-six petrols. It modified into once available with a 2JZ, nevertheless easiest the ‘GE’ naturally-aspirated model. So, the one you esteem to occupy is the Tourer V with its 2.5-litre 1JZ-GTE.
Vitality from the single-turbo six is (reckoning on how rigidly you think Toyota stuck to the Japanese Vehicle Producer’s Association gentleman’s settlement) 276bhp, nevertheless for certain, it’s easy ample to extract great extra if desired. Vitality goes to the rear wheels completely through a 5-rush manual gearbox.
What you peek here isn’t very any phenomenal Tourer V, alternatively. Performed in Extensive White II, it has the manufacturing unit-fitted TRD Sports activities equipment, which contains an angrier entrance grille, a strut brace, varied TRD badges and decals, a fruitier employ and seemingly, a socking-sizable rear fly. It obtained’t be to each person’s tastes since the practical Tourer V has a obvious sleeper vibe to it, nevertheless we dig the TRD’s extra strange deem.
Imported to Australia in 2020, the automobile for the time being resides in Brisbane. It comes with the usual tool equipment, bureaucracy proving the authenticity of the manufacturing unit TRD bits, and “wide” provider history documenting hundreds of work done each and each in Japan and Australia.
Most recently, the Chaser had a filter and fluid provider plus an air-con re-gasoline at 105,500 kilometres. Honest a diminutive extra support at 80,530 kilometres, the cambelt modified into once modified. On the moment, the automobile is exhibiting 105,500 km on the clock, which is about 65,500 miles.
The TRD’d Chaser is up for online auction on Accumulating Autos, ending on Friday 23 April. On the time of writing, the bidding is at $10,750 (AUS) with four days to head.