Toyota Sera 1991 – SPRZEDANA

Toyota wyprodukowała ich niecałe 16000 egzemplarzy, technicznie opierając konstrukcję ma modelu Starlet. Był to eksperyment stylistyczny, kierowany na wewnętrzny, japoński rynek. Ciekawostką jest, ze Toyota Sera wpadła w oko w Wielkiej Brytanii nie komu innemu, jak Gordonowi Murray’owi, konstruktorowi McLarena F1. W jednym z wywiadów przyznał, że mijał ten model na ulicy codziennie, aż zdecydował się pożyczyć go i przyjrzeć konstrukcji drzwi. Były one otwierane do góry i obracane wokół dwóch punktów. Dokładnie takie rozwiązanie zawitało do modelu F1, a później i do innych supersamochodów. Trzeba przyznać, że niewiele jest samochodów kompaktowych, które stałyby się taką inspiracją dla supercarów… Ten egzemplarz wystawiony na aukcji przez Bonhamsa licytowany był bez ceny minimalnej i sprzedany został za 3937 funtów, czyli około 19,5 tysiąca złotych.

Link: https://www.bonhams.com/auctions/26109/lot/92/

1991 TOYOTA SERA
Registration no. H363 FHG Chassis no. EXY10-0013082
£ 4,000 – 6,000
PLN 20,000 – 30,000
Sold for £ 3,937 (PLN 19,505) inc. premium

Bonhams MPH March Auction
21 Mar 2020, 13:30 GMT
Bicester, Bicester Heritage

1991 TOYOTA SERA
REGISTRATION NO. H363 FHG
CHASSIS NO. EXY10-0013082
Odometer Reading: 98,262km
MoT Expiry: 22/04/2020

*Little seen in UK
*Rugged Toyota mechanicals
*Some bills

As striking now as when it was launched in 1990 the Toyota Sera was one of the company’s ’boutique’ models that clothed Starlet mechanicals in a dramatic body. Sold new exclusively in Japan a few have made it West and this example comes to market in very good condition, with bodywork, paint and external trim all in very good order. Our vendor says the driver’s door gas struts have been replaced. The interior is good although it should be noted some small plastic trim is missing and for those with an eye on authenticity the original Japanese distress flare is included. Mechanically good a full service and cambelt change was carried out in 2017 (bills on file) as well as all MoT test certificates since it was imported, and spare door struts and sun shades are included, along with a model Sera for the new owner’s mantelpiece. A highly unusual yet eminently usable latter-day classic – try finding another!

Footnotes
Vendor Score Total: 87/100

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Key for sellers’ assessments:
1/5 POOR. A project vehicle | Requires urgent attention | Damaged | Parts missing
2/5 AVERAGE. Useable condition | Requires some attention | Light damage
3/5 GOOD. Drive away | Presents well | Good history file | Drives well
4/5 VERY GOOD. Well restored | Running and driving with no noticeable faults | Sound throughout
5/5 EXCELLENT. Concours condition | Beautifully presented | Driving very well

EXTERIOR TOTAL: 23/25
Body Work: 5
Chrome/Plastics/Trim: 4
Glass: 4
Paint: 5
Wheels/Tyres: 5

INTERIOR TOTAL: 17/20
Dashboard/Door cards/Carpets: 4
Headlining: 5
Seats: 4
Trim: 4

ENGINE TOTAL: 17/20
Mechanical components: 4
Running: 4
Starting: 5
Under Bonnet: 4

RUNNING GEAR TOTAL: 16/20
Axles: 4
Brakes: 4
Gearbox/Clutch: 4
Suspension: 4

ELECTRICAL TOTAL: 10/10
Ancillary components: 5
Main components: 5

Car History File: 4/5