Here you will find more details about the Toyota Soarer, mainly the Z30
The 3rd Generation Toyota Soarer (Z30) - 1991-2001
The Toyota Soarer 3rd generation was released to glowing public acclaim by Toyota in 1991. The exterior design for the car came from the Toyota Calty Design Research team based in Newport Beach, California. The car was especially designed for the North American market where it was sold as the Lexus SC400 and Lexus SC300. This fortuitous combination of Californian design, Toyota engineering and Toyotas decision in the late 80's to take on the 'cream' of European 'marques', resulted in arguably the finest 'grand tourer' of its decade.
The range of models produced varied by engine, from the very quick 1JZ-GTE 2.5ltr turbo engined model to the powerful but refined 1UZ-FE, aluminium 4.0ltr V8. With a host of different options available and design changes through its 10 year history it can almost seem as if no two cars are the same. Perhaps the ultimate model is the 'four wheel steering' and 'active suspension' UZZ32, with less than 900 built it has gained a reputation of being the ultimate choice for its road handling capabilities. Production continued until the year 2000 when it was replace by the 4th generation Toyota Soarer the 430CSV.
Lexus SoarerA question often asked is about the name of the car. Is it a Lexus Soarer or a Toyota? The official answer is that there was never a car called the Lexus Soarer produced anywhere in the world. In Japan the car was called the Toyota Soarer, in the United States of America it was called either the Lexus SC400 or SC300.
However, the car was never officially available in the United Kingdom, Australia or New Zealand, home to many a model imported from Japan. Owners in these countries do change the emblems on imported Toyota Soarers to read as a Lexus Soarer. There are many arguments from owners both for and against but those who do change the emblems to Lexus Soarer do so because the of the cars undoubted luxury pedigree, not to deceive but to pay homage to the Lexus brand.
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Soarer Production History
How do you tell the true age of your 'new' Soarer? You cannot trust the date of its registration in a country outside Japan, and car sellers often make wild claims about the age of their Soarers.
There's only one reliable method of checking your Mk 3 or Mk 4 Soarer's age - by looking up its serial number in our Production History tables.
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Whether it's a 2.5ltr Turbo, a 3.0 ltr or 4.0ltr V8. The Soarer Sanctuary carry out all work on Soarer's and do it in a friendly, cheerful and cost effective manner. Visit the website in the link below for more details and to book a service.
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