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1999 Toyota Starlet Glanza V

Car 03/1999 Toyota Starlet Glanza V
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Stock ID HJA337

• 03/1999 Toyota Starlet Glanza V
• Series II (Facelift)
• White (040) Original paint
• 1.3L twin cam turbo 4EFTE
• Non accident (Grade 4)
• 102,000KM
• Timing belt/water pump replaced at 82,148KM
• Factory option Recaro interior
• Factory option centre arm rest
• Factory option cup holders
• Factory option rear strut brace
• Spare key

HJA bring you this exceptional unmodified Starlet Glanza V fresh in from Japan, never seen the harsh UK winters. Our specialist team hand picks the highest quality vehicles available in Japan, so when they came across this, they immediately informed us this is one to get.

We cannot reiterate how difficult it is to find a Starlets in this condition. We check examples weekly and are always let down by the general condition of the cars, so It was a real breath of fresh air when we came across this.

First impressions the bodywork is in brilliant condition for the age and has really been cherished by its one owner in Japan. It has no repair history, it’s rare to find an original straight stock example such as this. The paintwork has a deep glossy shine and looks absolutely stunning in low or bright light.

Interior is in excellent condition, completely stock only upgrade being the stereo. It retains the original factory steering wheel/gear and gaiters all in good condition plus a whole host of Factory options such as the Recaro seats. The dash is clean; all the carpet and plastic trims are immaculate around the whole car; rear seats are also in great condition.

It’s not just exceptionally clean on top, underneath has to be seen to be appreciated- quite hard to believe this cult classic is now 25 years old as the condition puts most newer cars to shame.

As you would expect from a Starlet of this standard it drives beautifully starts on the button, purrs on idle and pulls through the gears just as it would when it rolled out of the factory. They are very fun cars to drive and surprisingly nippy through small roads.

More info about these little pocket rockets:
The Starlet went through four revisions in the earlier EP82 shape. Then, in 1995, Toyota dropped the Starlet name and introduced the Glanza. The later EP91 Glanza models were more modern looking and a little heavier due to increases in safety equipment, but the turbocharged Glanza V models still used the 1331cc 4E-FTE engine. Aside from their reliability, the real attraction of these cars is their performance credentials. The small- capacity engine can push past 130bhp and help the Starlet GT to 60mph in a claimed 8.2secs, which was impressive in its day and still fairly decent now.

Interestingly, the later Glanza Turbo models also had a ‘dual-mode’ turbo, which allowed the driver to switch between two factory preset boost levels, offering 115bhp on low boost and 133bhp at higher boost. With some aftermarket tuning and 1bar of boost, around 170bhp is readily available on the standard turbo.