This classic 1987 Toyota Sprinter GT APEX AE86 3 door coupe was inspected for a client at USS Nagoya auction on 28 October 2016.
It was the cleanest AE86 we have yet seen, and is the type of collector car we specialise in.
This model became famous in Japan and then the rest of the world thanks to being featured in the Initial D series of Japanese manga and anime, then in Gran Turismo and other car racing video games. See Toyota AE86 Wiki for more details.
This has led to increasing demand for the cleanest and most genuine examples, and therefore increasing prices which are discussed more here:
This AE86 was in very close to original condition other than a few minor modifications.
No past repairs, all original metal, virtually no rust whatsoever and looked to have been kept in very nice garaged and near original condition by someone that loved the car.
Small dent with touch up paint on the right front bonnet, see picture. Couple of other small marks on the body but nothing major at all for a car of this age. 91,214 km certainly appeared genuine.
Parts fitted included TEIN suspension, engine bay strut tower bar, Fujitsubo muffler and NARDI steering wheel.
Underneath very clean as pictured. Timing belt was replaced not too long ago on 30 Jan 2012 when the car had done 87,625 km.
Other small faults:
Scuffing on steering wheel
Small split on driver’s seat
Rear hatch struts needed regassing
Really not much else to say about the condition that the pictures don’t already convey.
This AE86 was eligible for import to Australia under the 1988 and older rule.
It sold for 1,965,000 Yen FOB which would have been approx. $30,400 landed in Australia at the time (at 80 Yen to the dollar).
We only source the best vehicles with clean and tidy interiors, and only vehicles we would be pleased to own ourselves. This is why we are constantly told by clients that the vehicles we source are well above the condition of most others on the local market.
Whether you’re looking for a classic 1987 Toyota Sprinter GT APEX AE86 like this, or any other type of vehicle we can find it for you in nice condition.
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