Delp

Any current Soarers owners!

Recommended Posts

Thanks Phil, Hillsons Ltd - Roundstone Van Centre - I was close.🙃🤣

They used to be Swift Imports and had a few Soarers at their old premises. Until I found John I went far and wide for Soarer parts and did most of the work myself.

There's a lot to be said for keeping things stock but I had bigger TT brakes on the V8 and leather seats from a V8 Limited in the TT. Not as easy to swap the seats as you might think but well worth doing.   

  • Thanks 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, Neil E said:

Thanks Phil, Hillsons Ltd - Roundstone Van Centre - I was close.🙃🤣

They used to be Swift Imports and had a few Soarers at their old premises. Until I found John I went far and wide for Soarer parts and did most of the work myself.

There's a lot to be said for keeping things stock but I had bigger TT brakes on the V8 and leather seats from a V8 Limited in the TT. Not as easy to swap the seats as you might think but well worth doing.   

Having both seen and travelled in your SC I'm not convinced you could ever do "stock" Neil! 😁

  • Haha 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, The-Acre said:

Having both seen and travelled in your SC I'm not convinced you could ever do "stock" Neil! 😁

I can understand that Phil, the Soarers certainly got the treatment and there's a long list of crimes against various Lexus and others that came before and after. 😏 

However....strangely, the RX daily drive is completely stock standard apart from winter tyres and the private number plate, I don't think those count. 🙂 It has just about every option Lexus had to offer, including headrest monitors but unless I'm mistaken, it's otherwise all factory standard. I'm doubting myself as I type as I've had it for several years and about 90,000 miles. Unless there's a lot of deep snow or some difficult terrain to play with, it's pretty boring to drive but brilliant at the same time. It's a 4x4, a van or an elevated limo and has air-sus for more clearance when the ground requires it. It's difficult to think of any major flaw with it.

Getting back on track, here is some evidence of past crimes against the Soarer. No doubt posted previously on here in the dark and distant past. Note the wheel choice Phil 👍

soarer6-jpg.1078

 

51622

mar2007-818-jpg.51623

soarernov411-jpg.51618

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Ooh yes, same wheels as mine! Did you ever see Clarkson driving a Soarer? He loved it!

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
10 minutes ago, The-Acre said:

Ooh yes, same wheels as mine! Did you ever see Clarkson driving a Soarer? He loved it!

That was a UZZ32 he certainly had good things to say about it. 😁

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

 

11 hours ago, The-Acre said:

Ooh yes, same wheels as mine! Did you ever see Clarkson driving a Soarer? He loved it!

Yes JC loved it as much as TG hated the SC430.🤣 

I always wanted the 32 but probably saved myself some grief as too many people had issues with it that proved difficult to resolve and it was the heaviest which made it feel a little sluggish. 4 wheel steering, active suspension and  a list of extras that I've long forgotten.  

I looked for a while and got really lucky finding the blue V8. It was the best sounding smoothest 1UZ-FE I've known and I've been around a few. I wish I had put it on the dyno just to check that it was indeed standard before doing the de-cat. It just seemed to have so much effortless torque. 

 

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 11/18/2020 at 8:14 AM, The-Acre said:

Ooh yes, same wheels as mine! Did you ever see Clarkson driving a Soarer? He loved it!

That was a UZZ32 he certainly had good things to say about it. 😁

I was offered a 32 then the guy did say honestly these cars are expensive to maintain and need a specialist if the anything goes wrong. Which was good off him. So know it's got to be v8 or TT. 

What would you buy V8 OR TT if you was looking😁

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I have a V8 that is currently soon 

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

It's the second time I have owned it and everything is coming stock, even down to the boot CD player still working and the cassette deck 

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, Captain sly said:

It's the second time I have owned it and everything is coming stock, even down to the boot CD player still working and the cassette deck 

You selling? 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I'm not so keen on the colour but the white one looks a decent prospect with a high level of equipment. If you find one for say £3k it's likely to need a lot of work to get it to where the white one is already.

I think the 1UZFE V8 Limited is the definition of a Soarer so that's the model I would choose. It was as good in its day as the LC500 is today,....but more comfortable.

The 2.5T VVTi or TT is better than having an F-Sport option today as it's really quick and with a little time and cash can be quicker so if someone wanted a luxury sleeper Supra, it's ideal.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
21 hours ago, Neil E said:

I'm not so keen on the colour but the white one looks a decent prospect with a high level of equipment. If you find one for say £3k it's likely to need a lot of work to get it to where the white one is already.

I think the 1UZFE V8 Limited is the definition of a Soarer so that's the model I would choose. It was as good in its day as the LC500 is today,....but more comfortable.

The 2.5T VVTi or TT is better than having an F-Sport option today as it's really quick and with a little time and cash can be quicker so if someone wanted a luxury sleeper Supra, it's ideal.

Which one are you not keen on Neil? 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I was only referring to the colour white that I'm not keen on. The white Soarer looks pretty good. If I had a choice of colour I would go for blue as per my blue V8.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
9 hours ago, Neil E said:

I was only referring to the colour white that I'm not keen on. The white Soarer looks pretty good. If I had a choice of colour I would go for blue as per my blue V8.

Ok if I had the choice I'd go for black in black out. Last face lift model UZZ31 GT-LTD. 😁

May be right car will pop up. 

I've put a thread on the WANTED page just in case someone wants to sell. If you can keep an eye out if one pops up outside of this group do give me a shout. 😊

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Good choice, a late black on black V8 Ltd would be rare and a very desirable car. Likely to be £6k + 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
7 minutes ago, Neil E said:

Good choice, a late black on black V8 Ltd would be rare and a very desirable car. Likely to be £6k + 

I think your one was colour code 8J5  Dark Blue Mica. Nice. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.