It's really snowing hard outside so it seems fitting that I should post about the Whiteout Supra!
This is a 1990 Supra Turbo 5 speed, Canadian Spec with Burgundy Leather interior.Because it is Canadian, it has daytime running lights and I guess it had some type of rust prevention coating at one time. The tires are Firestone Firehawk and are about 3 years old. It also has white 16" Sawthooth whees.
The leather needs some conditioning and dyeing which I have started the process. The good news is that they are not ripped and cushions are in good shape. The leather hand brake cover needs to be repaired/replaced but it works and has no rips. The interior has a couple of loose trim pieces but nothing is broken. It has an aftermarket Kenwood head unit that has wireless Android Auto which is a big plus. The PO also gave me the original stereo with CD but it is not working right. My plan is to see if I can fix the unit but keep the Kenwood for now.
The car has about 70,000 km or about 43,000 miles. It is also SUPER CLEAN! I mean you can eat off the drain wells!
All of the rubber trim is in great condition and looks almost new.
There are some paint blemishes but nothing major. The headlights work as do their washers. The power antenna doesn't work that well but I hope to find a replacement for it. I even have the targa top cover for it!
The engine is the 7M GTE rated at 232 hp and 254 lbft. It starts fine, no smoke and sounds great. I probably will need motor mounts for it and the AC will need to be recharged or converted to newer refrigerant. But no aftermarket mods which is great. The previous owner even bought a new battery just because it was 3 years old. He was a really nice guy that took great care of it.
But he did something that I cannot forgive him for which is this:
He put a stupid fart can exhaust on it!!! I can tell you that that car sounds nice but it is very obnoxious, loud drone when cruising is terrible, and it won't pass inspection! It will be remedied very soon.
The other embarrassing item in the car is this:
I've already unplugged it and will be chucking it out soon. I think it was installed during the 90s and it sounds terrible. They also cut a hole in the rear wood floor and carpet to fit the subwoofer. However, the previous owner gave me extra carpet and replacement wood floor to replace the modified one.
The car drives straight, stops well, and shifts great. Doing the ball joints and control arms next week and probably exhaust too. Then paint correction and ceramic coating. Overall I really like the car and can't wait to have it all sorted out.