We have provided a detailed photo gallery of the car as well as the little details like the dealer sticker and Toyota brochure in pristine condition that will accompany your new wheels.
With only 6,750 of the 2001 MR2 model released in the US, this one-owner, low mileage (73k), garage kept, mid-engine collectable is waiting for it's forever home.
This vehicle is designed for the driver that is passionate about the adventure of driving.
The 2001 Toyota MR2 Spyder was the third generation of the vehicle, also known as the Midship Runabout, and took a different approach than its predecessor, most obviously becoming a convertible and receiving the 'Spyder' marketing nomenclature. The MR2 Spyder chief engineer Harunori Shiratori said, "First, we wanted true driver enjoyment, blending good movement, low inertia, and lightweight. Then, a long wheelbase to achieve high stability and fresh new styling; a mid-engine design to create excellent handling and steering without the weight of the engine upfront; a body structure as simple as possible to allow for easy customizing, and low cost to the consumer." The only engine available for the ZZW30 was the all-aluminium alloy 1ZZ-FED, a 1.8 L (1,794 cc) inline-four engine. Like its predecessors, it used DOHC and 4 valves per cylinder. The intake camshaft timing was adjustable via the VVT-i system, which was introduced earlier on the 1998 MR2 in some markets. Unlike its predecessors, however, the engine was placed onto the car the other way round, with the exhaust manifold towards the rear of the car instead of towards the front. The maximum power of 138 bhp (140 PS; 103 kW) at 6,400 rpm and 126 lb⋅ft (171 N⋅m) of torque at 4,400 rpm was quite a drop from the previous generation, but thanks to the lightness of the car it could still move quite quickly, accelerating from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 6.8 with the conventional manual transmission.
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SOME DETAILS ABOUT THIS VEHICLE
True to its value as a collector, this is a stock MR2 with no customizations. In 2012 the standard radio was replaced with a Pioneer unit to provide easy connections for iPhone and Bluetooth to conform to "hands-free" driving regulations. The stock radio is boxed to allow restoration to a historical collector vehicle.
This is the original "Absolute Red" factory paint and, full disclosure, has a few road blemishes as you would expect from a 21 year old car, but you have to look to find them. All seal rubber is in excellent condition and was always replaced when needed so the interior is in excellent condition.
Headlight lenses were replaced recently with Toyota original equipment as the plastic had aged to the point it reduced the headlight output. They look like the showroom floor now!
WHY ARE WE SELLING
We are both in our seventies now and, while it is still a joy to drive, we needed a more practical vehicle for our current lifestyle. We truly hate to sell but we are downsizing. It has been sitting in a pole barn for the last several months and needs a forever home.
The car is located in Salisbury on the Eastern Shore of Maryland.
WHATS IN THE BOX
A great walk through of this 3rd Generation Roadster.
Great footage of this grown up Go-Kart doing what it does best.
Take a spin in a modified MR2 with a 6 cylinder Toyota engine as it defeats all comers (Porsche, Ferrari, et. al.) in the 2019 Simola Hillclimb. Unmodified it still hugs the road like a go-kart,