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    Well it all started with my sisters 1982 L-Type. I've got a pic somewhere and will edit in later.

    Then in late 1991 my girlfriend (now wife) and I test drove a 1991 or 92, can't remember, MA71. It was a blue automatic hardtop. I fell in love and thought it was the nicest car ever made, but didn't have $30k to spend being just a 22 year old punk kid. So the years and cars go by and I decide to finally get me a supra.

    My first Supra, an 89 NA



    I should've kept that car but the gay blue 87 I bought for a gte conversion for the 89 captivated me so I sold the 89.

    Gay blue 87


    Well turns out it had previous body damage and the frame rails were bent so it again became a donor car for a gte conversion. In walks the 86.5


    I spent a shitload of money on that car but something was still missing. I was still yearning for something but I couldn't quite put my finger on it. At first I was thinking it might be the need for major HP, like in a JZ series motor so I started scouting around and secretly began talking with Serena aka wetboosteddreams about her 1989 1.5JZ. I made an offer on the car but it would require her letting me pay her out. She had someone else local looking into the car as well and understandedbly wanted to see what they had to offer. I thought it was a done deal with the other guy so while waiting to hear back from her to tell me that the other guy had bought it, I was scouting supras on Craigslist, which I do still almost everyday, and saw this blue 1991 Supra for sale just like the one I test drove almost 18 years ago. My heart raced, I felt flush. I called the man, he still had it. I drove down the next day and he agreed to let me pay him out and I gave him $500 non refundable dollars. Hot damn! I had finally found what I had been looking for and it just felt right. So the next morning I was going to email Serena to tell her but she had already emailed me saying the other guy flaked out and the car was mine, she'd excepted my offer. Ohhh shit!!! I can't tell you guys how awful I felt because I knew she was going to be pissed at me, and she was. I couldn't blame her because I told her I was a "sure thing". Sooooo I did some very serious apologizing and even sent her some money to go have dinner on me. I think she has forgiven me but I honestly still feel terrible about it. I can't for the life of me figure out why that car hasn't sold yet. I'd still like to have it. It has some very serious badass potential.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Supracentral View Post
    The MKIII Supra was never intended to be a pure sports car, nor was it intended to have slam you in the seat performance. Please remember that this was Toyota's top of the line showcase for high tech luxury performance. This car was built as a personal luxury car with a performance trend. It's a GT car, not a detuned version of a WRC rally car.
    My 1991 Jay Blue Supra

    What in the hell have I gotten myself into?

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    So now here we are. My 1991 "Jay Blue" Toyota Supra. It's a hardtop automatic, which is what I like. I've been paying on it since July 15, and last night I was finally able to drive down to San Marcos Texas and pick it up. It's the first supra I've been able to drive home, and it made the 250 mile trip with ease averaging almost 27 mpg! It's a one owner, garage kept baby. It was daily driven by a Dr. and his wife for the past 17 years.
    It is ALL original right down to the headgasket ()
    He bought it new while in his 40's and states he never raced it or drove it hard.
    It has 132k miles on it.
    I paid too much for it.
    It's...ah crap, here's the pics










    Quote Originally Posted by Supracentral View Post
    The MKIII Supra was never intended to be a pure sports car, nor was it intended to have slam you in the seat performance. Please remember that this was Toyota's top of the line showcase for high tech luxury performance. This car was built as a personal luxury car with a performance trend. It's a GT car, not a detuned version of a WRC rally car.
    My 1991 Jay Blue Supra

    What in the hell have I gotten myself into?

    Cool Ford Pinto

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    So. More about the car.

    Like I said it's a one owner and well taken care of. 100% stock. Up until last night, the car has NEVER had nothing but regular unleaded gasoline. That's right you SF assholes, 87 octane. It lasted 132k miles with no issues...imagine that, it can be done.

    Now as with any supra, there are issues.

    It has a small dent in the drivers side fender. I'm guessing I could pop it out very easily.

    It has a power steering leak (go figure).

    It has an oil leak somewhere yet to be determined. It leaves little spots every where it's parked.

    It's missing the front lip and Toyota grill emblem.

    It needs new tires.

    The TEMS system seems to be ok but I'm also guessing that some new struts would greatly help the ride. New tires might do the trick though. We'll see next week. It's a little harsh over some bumps.

    The drivers seat leather is worn as well as the steering wheel. Pete if you were still in Texas, I'd pay you to fix this and the wheel.


    The paint has chips and dings and is also beginning to oxidize on the top and part of the drivers door. Anybody know how to remedy that without a paint job? Would compound and a buffer fix it?


    I need to replace the bushings around the gearshift lever as it is very loose. No big deal, I had to do on all the other ones too.

    I've already bought those bushings and the rear hatch bump stops which are cracked. Once replaced, hatch will no longer rattle.

    The previous owner had someone "install" a radar detector, which no longer works, under the radio. Doing so, they ruined the center bezel by cutting a rectangular hole in it to fit the detector. That's the only ghetto fabbing done to this car. I will replace it.

    There seems to be a little coarse clunkiness in the driveline. I'm thinking maybe a u joint. I'll investigate later.

    Now the good news is that the car runs exceptionally well and can be daily driven.

    The A/C works and has already been converted to R134a.

    It drives straight and true. No roadwalking.

    The body feels very tight.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Supracentral View Post
    The MKIII Supra was never intended to be a pure sports car, nor was it intended to have slam you in the seat performance. Please remember that this was Toyota's top of the line showcase for high tech luxury performance. This car was built as a personal luxury car with a performance trend. It's a GT car, not a detuned version of a WRC rally car.
    My 1991 Jay Blue Supra

    What in the hell have I gotten myself into?

    Cool Ford Pinto

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    damn!!

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    Looks really good Ken! I know you will be good for the car. Let me know if there is anything you need on it, but it doesn't look like it will need much.


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    This makes the boobies VERY happy!!!!!!!!



    Gorgeous!!!!!!!!!!

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    Now your pimpin!

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    Default Re: My 1991 Jay Blue Supra

    you move?

    love the supra. my first one was 87 dark blue pearl and my current 90 is Ice Blue Pearl.

    My next one is gonna be a 91-92 Blue Metallic (8J3) which yours is or Ruby Black Pearl. (if i ever go crazy again like you have and buy a third or your forth.)

    "Jay" blue is it's more like KWNATE Blue.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zumtizzle View Post
    "Jay" blue is it's more like KWNATE Blue.
    But "Jay blue" goes so well with "gay blue"!

    Quote Originally Posted by gtsfirefighter View Post
    The drivers seat leather is worn as well as the steering wheel. Pete if you were still in Texas, I'd pay you to fix this and the wheel.
    I doubt I could do much with the seat, as it would require color matching, but realize (if you never taken a supra seat apart) that that bolster comes off seperately from the rest of the seat and its a REALLY easy piece to recover, I bet an upholstery shop could do it for a reasonable price when you get ready to deal with it.

    As for the wheel I would be happy to do it. Maybe we can find a care up here to recover and just swap em out? Im sure its not a huge priority for you, but I think Im going to be doing leather work for at least the time Im back in school which is until next Feb.

    Quote Originally Posted by gtsfirefighter View Post
    The paint has chips and dings and is also beginning to oxidize on the top and part of the drivers door. Anybody know how to remedy that without a paint job? Would compound and a buffer fix it?
    It depends on how deep the oxidation on the clear coat goes but you can probably at least minimize the appearance of it with a good buff and wax.

    Quote Originally Posted by gtsfirefighter View Post
    Now the good news is that the car runs exceptionally well and can be daily driven.
    Get in em and drive, thats just the way it should be. Save and plan for a headgasket replacement on YOUR schedule (rather than waiting for it to happen). You could re-torque the stock bolts in the meantime for preventative measures. No harm, no cost for that.


    All in all its a great purchase and should be a great car for a long time for you. Scott and I will just have find it in our hearts to forgive you for not buying a 3E5, but of all the other supra colors out there, you picked one of the best.

    Well done Ken! Congrats on the great new ride.


    P.S. (Its about time, holding secrets has never been one of my strong suits! )
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    Default Re: My 1991 Jay Blue Supra

    so you got rid of your white one?

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