Congrats goes out to Ant and Jayrdee for helping us make a purchase! We are the proud owner of a 1986 (Kouki)MR2 (AW11) after nabbing it from a police auction. I guess we felt we wanted to go in an even more sportier direction than the Shuttle 😉 This “Mr. 2” is not the cleanest, nor the prettiest like the brochure pic above, but is in the US-only metallic blue (we have a thing for blue…); It is a heck of a looker (when wet and hiding all the faults). The fenders have some dents, a little rust near the fuel door but it has the “redtop” 4AGE which coming out of the factory topped out at 115 hp. Not much was done to it other than some seat covers and APC glow kit in purple under the glovebox.
We blew $2300 (a steal!) on this little 2-seater after taxes and titling. We have $1500. Now, the easy question is, what do we do with it? Take it to get detailed, maintenance? some high octane boost to shake down the engine that reads 166,000 miles?
What do we do to our MR2 with $1500 to spend?
The most entertaining comment by next Monday will receive a prize. Scroll down to see the winner of last week’s QotW, “What JNC memory do you have with your Dad?”
Last week was another example of why the JNC community is so awesome. Time and time again, we get to experience your stories and feel like the community is truly a family. It was extremely hard to pick a “winner” for last week since I feel each and every one of you have won in the form of an experience, a story, a memory.
That said, I channeled my father who just celebrated retirement this month who wants nothing more than a new (old) vehicle to mess with. He’s leaning towards and FJ Cruiser. Not exactly a JNC, but close enough. (Just gotta teach him to use backup cameras so he doesn’t clobber my JNC parked on the side…)
So, in thinking of what story he would enjoy the most, I chose Scotty G for his great story of bonding (and bonding metal!) over a then “newly” rusted 71 Corolla wagon; further proving Minnesota hates pristine metal. It is sad to hear he is no longer with us, but the memories and stories will forever be with you and your family. Plus, you can pass along the education you have cherished. Thanks for sharing Scotty G.
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