For Sale: 1996 Supra Turbo
Updated: Dec 26, 2020
1996 Supra RZ-S Turbo
Paint: Moonstone (6N0)
147,634 Kilometers (92,300 miles)
2JZ-GTE | Turbo
Getrag V160 6-Speed
I had not planned on doing this since it was my goal to keep this car indefinitely. That being said, the stars aligned for me to own a Royal Sapphire Pearl Supra, and while I love both cars, owning two Supras gets in the way of purchasing another rental property, being a semi-sane human being, and it is challenging to justify keeping another (fifth) car.
This car is a true twin-turbo 6-speed car (2JZ GTE, V160). It is in a relatively rare ‘Moonstone’ (6N0) color which was not available in North America. The paint is virtually flawless.
I purchased the car in October 2016 and have driven it occasionally on nice days. I have put roughly 8,000 miles on the car since purchasing it in 2017. The car currently has just over 92,000 miles on it.
Many Supras that come from Japan are in rough condition. Poor maintenance, questionable modifications, and half-destroyed interiors seem to be the norm. This car is not a typical RHD Supra. It’s incredibly clean; most people are floored with its condition. With the car already in North America, this removes a significant amount of uncertainty and risk both from the perspective of shipping, and the ability to see the car in person.
The interior is nearly flawless. The car was optioned with the Recaro ‘Confetti’ seats which present incredibly well and do not have any of the typical seatbelt wear. All the plastics are in fabulous shape and the S2 panels are free of scratches. Being an S2 car (debuting for RHD in 1996), the car has the 5-gauge instrument cluster with OEM boost gauge. The rear seats fold down properly and are free of rips and tears. The dash is not warped, either. It’s clear the car has been stored indoors its whole life.
The only interior modifications are an aftermarket headunit with bluetooth audio and voice, sub which is located where the factory sub would be, and an AEM Wideband O2 gauge in place of the clock.
As of this year, the HVAC fan speed seems to have a bit of a mind of its own. That being said, the AC blows cold and the heat blows hot.
This car is stunning in person. It is incredibly clean and meticulously cared for. The paint is near-flawless, has been ceramic coated, and a clear bra has been added to various parts of the car to protect the paint. I wash it exclusively using the 'two-bucket' method.
Being an 'S2' car, the car has OEM-installed 'black-housing' headlights which are in overall good condition and free of any oxidation to the chrome trim rings. The taillights are the facelift versions and also in excellent condition. This car also came with the large Twin Turbo brakes which not all RHD vehicles come equipped with.
I had some paint work done after installing a TRD wing, opting to have the front license plate holes, front emblem holes, and antenna filled. The front bumper, rocker panels, and brake pods had a clear bra installed after the paint work was executed as a means of protection. I had the metal gas tank cover powdercoated which provides a nice clean look from the back of the car and underneath.
The car has the active aero/active front lip which is a front lip that deploys at 50+ MPH and when parked if desired. This is a relatively rare option and it works as it should. The car is lowered on adjustable BC Coilovers which give a firm but compliant ride. It also has a set of 19” HRE C21 wheels built to Supra fitment. While the black may not photograph well, they’re jaw-dropping in person with their black metallic finish.
Michelin Pilot Sport
This car is overall relatively stock. There have been very few modifications and changes made. While not a ‘virgin’ it has definitely not been the subject of poor modifications. This is a relatively blank canvass for someone purchasing a Supra that wants to modify it, or simply a clean, unmolested car to enjoy as-is (as I have done). I have never dyno'd the car nor do I drive it particularly hard, but I would guess it makes around 400hp.
Mishimoto Catch Can
Greddy Blow-Off Valve
Whifbitz Full Titanium Catback Exhaust
Greddy Profec Boost Controller (requires new screen)
Mechanicals & General Maintenance
The engine works just as it should. It starts up immediately (even after sitting for the winter), idles perfectly, and revs as it should. The transmission shifts nicely, and has a typical V160 feel to it. The car does not smoke at all on startup nor while driving. I change the oil at the end of every season before storing it for the winter.
During my ownership I have had the following maintenance executed on the vehicle:
New timing belt
Replaced valve cover gaskets
New serpentine belt
Rotors and Pads
Replaced transmission fluid (V160 Fluid)
Replaced differential fluid
It should be noted that the cam seals should be replaced - the car leaks a bit of oil from them. I had suspected it was the valve cover gaskets, although I learned after that was the cam seals.
A Note to American Buyers
I understand that COVID is making it difficult to cross the US/Canada border. I am willing to work with a US buyer to help arrange shipping and of course to provide all of the necessary photos and videos of the car. I am happy to discuss this further. The car is located in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada which is 60 miles to New York State.