Quite a remarkable and very original Toyota MR2.

Delivered new by Patterson Cheney Toyota of Dandenong Vic on the 26th of July 1990.

Original handbook and service book supplied.

Powered by a 2 Litre 4 cylinder engine, it produced when new 89Kw and 176Nm of power and torque, delivered to the rear wheels via a 5 speed manual gearbox. Performance was spritely for the time, 0-100kph in 6.5 secs and a top speed near 200kph.

The current owner has supplied the following words:-

“1990 Australian delivered SW20 Toyota MR2, has been a Sunday car for the last 5 and a half years and has been meticulously looked after. It has covered only 800km per year on average for the last 5 and a half years.

This vehicle is in original condition with non-original items fitted being later genuine Toyota MR2 15-inch factory mag wheels plus the later engine bay ‘X’ brace and window tint.

All original panels and paint apart from a small repair and repaint on drivers’ side rear quarter panel.

Current owner saw these released in 1990 at the Adelaide car show, he asked the sales guy, ‘how much?’ to which he replied, $42,500.00, now owner said I’ll have a brochure, many years later he managed to unite with this excellent example, it’s worth noting that there were only 226 SW20’s sold in Australia in 1990 and only 819 in total of this variant were sold between 1990 and 1994.

This car is exceptionally clean inside and out, the spare wheel has never been fitted to the car, original roof bags (for when the glass roof inserts are removed and placed behind the seats) cigarette lighter never used, original books and tool kit are also there. Whilst there is no supporting service paperwork for the later years, the car has had complete going through with all fluids and filters changed on a regular basis, new brake pads, spark plugs + leads plus a new clutch was installed in 2018.
This car sat next to the car featured in this video and was sold on the same day in Melbourne.


MR2 Lockup is a picture of this MR2 at Calder Thunderdome with 14 other MR2’s on a Toyota get to know your car day in 1990.

The Brochure is the one I got at the car show in Adelaide in 1990.

Current owner is possibly the third owner or if not, is the fourth owner from new. The original owner sold it to a new owner in Sydney and current owner bought it with ACT plates (Sydney owner may have moved to ACT?)

Original Toyota MR2 SW20’s, Australian delivered in this condition are few and far between, this car would suit an avid enthusiast or collector.”

Being a 1990 model, it is now officially 30 years of age and is eligible in most jurisdictions for Historic or club registration, which means on road costs are minimal.

Available to admire on our state of the art showroom floor in Adelaide.

We can arrange transport door to door Australia wide.

Finance – our broker offers VERY competitive rates and prompt service.

We welcome the opportunity to consider your trade in.

Engine Size:2000cc

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