This unique and classic 1973 Toyota Sprinter Trueno TE27 coupe with race prepared engine was inspected for a client at USS Tokyo auction on 23 July 2015.
Engine was changed and rebuilt by a well known company in Saitama that works on a lot of race cars. Work included heads, pistons, clutch, TRD cams, TRD LSD, stainless brake lines in the front, front and rear strut braces. Battery moved to rear, brake system — calipers and rotors from an AE86, rear leaf springs converted to coilovers, also coilovers to the front. Used to be a lighter colour, repainted in green, average paintwork condition. Some areas of rust — rear inner fenders, bogged up and starting to rust through again. Engine bay had a few small spots of rust, not too bad for age. Wheel arches had rust that needed repair. Engine, fuel delivery and transmission were good. Clutch was fine.
It sold for 2,150,000 YEN FOB, total price in Australia at the time would have been approx. $29,300 landed plus $1,000 to $1,200 compliance allowance, plus tyres if required, and ORC’s (calculated at a rate of 91 yen to the dollar).
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