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Toyota Soarer


Written by Liam Buck (Enthusiast)

The stylish ZZ30 series Toyota Soarer first appeared in 1991 and didn't change much up until 2001. Rebadged, (and toned down) the Soarer was relabeled as the Lexus SC300 / SC400 in North America. Both the Soarer and the Lexus SC came with the luxury looks both inside and out as well as capable RWD drivetrains.

Only the JDM Soarer was available with the 275hp, Twin Turbo 2.5L powerplant (1JZ-GTE) as a factory option.

The 1JZ-GTE engine was lifted from MKIII Toyota Supra and provides effortless acceleration and unlimited tuning capabilities. This engine can also be found in other popular JDM Toyota's like the Toyota Chaser, Mark II, and Crown. Because of the 1JZ's widespread popularity, aftermarket performance parts are plentiful making the 2.5GT Soarer easy to customize and maintain.

You may find a few 5-Speed manual Soarer's around Japan. Although it was a factory option, they are far and few between and carry a hefty price tag. Many Soarer owners opt to use a transmission from the JDM MK3 Supra to turn their automatics into manuals.

For a more refined ride, the Toyota Soarer is also available with the popular 4.0L NA V8 (1UZ-FE) engine. The Toyota 1UZ-FE engine produces 256hp / 260 ft-lb of torque and can be found in the USDM and JDM versions of the Toyota Celsior / Lexus LS400, Toyota Crown, Lexus SC400 and the Toyota Aristo/ Lexus GS400. Just as the 1JZ, parts are easy to come by and affordable.

The Soarer combines high performance and over the top luxury to give you the best of both worlds in a surprisingly affordable package. We highly recommend the Soarer as a daily driver or a weekend drift car.



Available Toyota Soarer Listings



1994 Toyota Soarer GT
Toyota Soarer GT
Year: 1994 / Transmission: Manual
Mileage: 91,000 KM

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480,000 YEN
In Japan - Dealer
in Japan
1994 Toyota Soarer GT
Toyota Soarer GT
Year: 1994 / Transmission: Automatic
Mileage: 121,000 KM

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198,000 YEN
In Japan - Dealer
in Japan
1993 Toyota Soarer GT
Toyota Soarer GT
Year: 1993 / Transmission: Automatic
Mileage: 59,000 KM

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590,000 YEN
In Japan - Dealer
in Japan
1992 Toyota Soarer GT (Drift Race Car)
Toyota Soarer GT (Drift Race Car)
Year: 1992 / Transmission: Manual


Video Link to this car in a tire test by Yokohama! http://www.modified.com/videos/6212404/yokohama-tire-drift-demo/index.html
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6,000,000 YEN
In Japan - Dealer
in Japan
1992 Toyota Soarer LTD GT
Toyota Soarer LTD GT
Year: 1992 / Transmission: Automatic
Mileage: 53,000 KM

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258,000 YEN
In Japan - Dealer
in Japan
1992 Toyota Soarer GT
Toyota Soarer GT
Year: 1992 / Transmission: Automatic
Mileage: 56,000 KM

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390,000 YEN
In Japan - Dealer
in Japan
1991 Toyota Soarer 2.5L Twin Turbo 6cyl (1JZ-GTE)
Toyota Soarer 2.5L Twin Turbo 6cyl (1JZ-GTE)
Year: 1991 / Transmission: Manual
Mileage: 127,840 KM

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$7,990 CAD
In Canada - Private
in Canada
1991 Toyota Soarer 2.5L Twin Turbo 6cyl (1JZ-GTE)
Toyota Soarer 2.5L Twin Turbo 6cyl (1JZ-GTE)
Year: 1991 / Transmission: Automatic
Mileage: 39,000 KM

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290,000 YEN
In Japan - Dealer
in Japan
1991 Toyota Soarer 2.5L Twin Turbo 6cyl (1JZ-GTE)
Toyota Soarer 2.5L Twin Turbo 6cyl (1JZ-GTE)
Year: 1991 / Transmission: Automatic
Mileage: 140,530 KM

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270,000 YEN
In Japan - Dealer
in Japan
1991 Toyota Soarer 2.5L Twin Turbo 6cyl (1JZ-GTE)
Toyota Soarer 2.5L Twin Turbo 6cyl (1JZ-GTE)
Year: 1991 / Transmission: Automatic
Mileage: 82,000 KM

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$7,990 CAD
In Canada - Private
in Canada
1991 Toyota Soarer 2500GT
Toyota Soarer 2500GT
Year: 1991 / Transmission: Manual
Mileage: 99,000 KM

Cheap 5 speed!
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478,000 YEN
In Japan - Dealer
in Japan
1992 Toyota Soarer GT
Toyota Soarer GT
Year: 1992 / Transmission: Automatic
Mileage: 102,846 KM

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290,000 YEN
In Japan - Public
in Japan
1992 Toyota Soarer (Drift Spec 5-Speed)
Toyota Soarer (Drift Spec 5-Speed)
Year: 1992 / Transmission: Manual
Mileage: Unconfirmed

Starting price was 200,000 yen and there are currently 3 buyers bidding ...
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320,000 YEN
In Japan - Public
in Japan
1991 Toyota Soarer (Drift Spec 5-Speed)
Toyota Soarer (Drift Spec 5-Speed)
Year: 1991 / Transmission: Manual
Mileage: 130,000 KM

This clean Soarer has been moded with a handful of goodies for ...
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400,000 YEN
In Japan - Public
in Japan
1992 Toyota Soarer GT TwinTurbo
Toyota Soarer GT TwinTurbo
Year: 1992 / Transmission: Automatic
Mileage: 129,000 KM

This Soarer has had it's timing belt replaced and recently received new ...
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500,000 YEN
In Japan - Dealer
in Japan
1992 Toyota Soarer
Toyota Soarer
Year: 1992 / Transmission: Automatic
Mileage: 110,000 KM

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450,000 YEN
In Japan - Dealer
in Japan
1992 Toyota Soarer | JDM SC400
Toyota Soarer | JDM SC400
Year: 1992 / Transmission: Manual
Mileage: Unconfirmed

This fine JDM specimen is rolling on Volk TE37 rims as well ...
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1,098,000 YEN
In Japan - Dealer
in Japan

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JDM Toyota Soarer Pricing



JDM 2.5 GT Twin Turbo Toyota Soarer:

Chassis Code: JZZ30

Engine: 2.5L Twin Turbo Inline 6 Cyl (1JZ-GTE)

Price Range Auction Grading Mileage (Kms)
<$6k CAD Not Recommended
$6-8k CAD 3.0 to 3.5 <120K
$8-10K CAD 3.5 to 4.0 <80K
$10-$12K CAD 4.0 <60K
>$12K CAD 4.0+ or Highly Modified <30K
Pricing for Automatic Models
5 speed models, add 20% to 40%

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JDM 4.0 GT Toyota Soarer:

Chassis Code: UZZ30

Engine: 4.0L Non-Turbo V8 (1UZ-FE)

Price Range Auction Grading Mileage (Kms)
<$6k CAD Not Recommended
$6-7K CAD 3.0 to 3.5 <120K
$7-8k CAD 3.0 to 3.5 <100K
$8-10K CAD 3.5 to 4.0 <80K
>$10K CAD 4.0+ or Highly Modified <60K
Pricing for Automatic Models
5 speed not available

Auction Sheet Grading Explained



Toyota Soarer Compliance



Compliance has recently become an issue with all imported vehicles in BC.

Typical Compliance parts required for the Toyota Soarer:
  • DOT/SAE Compliant Headlights
  • Daytime Running Light Module (In stock)
Because the Toyota Soarer was sold in North America as the Lexus SC300 the headlights and taillights from a USDM SC300 should be easy to find and install. These parts are required to meet the regulations set forth by the CVSE (Commercial Vehicle Safety and Enforcement). Photographic proof of compliance is required prior to registration in BC.


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