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My 1999 Mkii Aristo V300 Vertex

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Hi guys,

1999 (S) Black JZS161 Toyota Aristo V300 Vertex Edition

In my opinion, this is one of the best vehicles Toyota ever produced.

This is a very rare 1999 Astral Black Model, with Full Black Leather and Darkwood Interior. Of which it is believed they are less than 10 in the UK and no more can ever be imported such is the new rules on imports. It took me 2 years of searching to get this car and I have owned it for 18 months, the longest I've owned any car!

The standard features of the vehicle are as follows:

Electic Windows (One Touch Opening on All)

Electric Heated and Folding Mirrors

Central Door Locking

Electronic Telescoping Steering Wheel

Leather Steering Wheel

Fully Digital Climate Control System

Electric Front Seats

Driver, passenger & side airbags

Cruise Control

6 CD Changer

Xenon HID Headlights

Rear Spoiler

ABS

TCS (Traction Control System)

VCS (Vehicle Stability Control)

It is also fully optioned from Japan:

Electric Moonroof (Very Big for a Sunroof!)

Premium JBL Soundsystem (Very good for a stock system)

Touch-screen TV in Centre Console

Full Leather with Heated Seats

Gold Badging for the Rear

Wind deflectors fitted to all 4 windows

Rear Screen and Rear Side Windows Factory Tinted (and I had the front side windows professionally tinted in the UK)

The Toyota Aristo is based on the European Lexus GS300 but this model has one major difference - the Engine.

In one of Toyota's finest hours they equiped this vehicle is a 3.0L Straight Six 2JZ-GTE Twin Turbo engine with the all important Variable Valve Timing with Intelligence (VVTi).

This is a Supra that the whole family can enjoy (and fit in)!

It car also has Drive-by-wire throttle rather than a cable system so throttle response in very precise.

One feature that the electronic throttle control gives is a Power/Snow mode. Snow mode will let the car judge how much power to put down to the rear wheels in snow situations, regardless of how hard you jab the throttle pedal so that the car doesn't slip and slid around in icy conditions. Power mode is another awesome feature of this car. Pressing the button with increase the rev limit (by 200-400 revs), increase throttle pedal response and increase steering response.

Last but by no means least, this model has a full F1-Style Tipronic Gearbox, that can run forever as a full automatic, but if you want to go for a blast on a country road, slip it into Manual mode and you will be fully in control of the gearchanges via the buttons on the steering wheel.

Some other specifications of the car that maybe useful:

Exterior dimensions (LxWxH), mm: 4805 x 1800 x 1435

Curb vehicle weight, kg: 1680

Seating capacity, persons: 5 (comfortably!)

Fuel tank capacity, litre: 75

To say I am an enthusiast about the car is an understatement. I searched for over 2 years to get a Black Aristo in a condition I was happy with. The car will be sold with full Japanese history, full UK history, the original JDM sales brochure. It also has 10 months MOT and Tax. Both sets of keys and alarm fobs.

Next, the modifications I've carried out on this vehicle in order to make it the ultimate MKII Aristo in the country.

Engine:

Power Enterprise Air Impulse VII Filter (£120)

Power Enterprise Rad Hose (£75)

Power Enterprise Oil Filter (£20)

Blitz SBC-ID VIII (£550)

Tom's Rad Cap (£30)

HKS SQV (£275)

Envy Downpipe & Midpipe (£300)

Others:

Clifford IntelliGuard 950 (£850)

Remote boot release

Remote lights

Intellistart

Exterior:

2003 Lexus IS300 Washer Jets (£30)

Tom's VA300 Ltd Edition Grill (£300)

2001 Lexus GS430 Rear Lights (£200)

2001 Toyota Clear Side Repeaters (£35)

Brakes:

Lexus LS400 4 Pot Front Caliper Conversion (£500)

DBA Gold Front and Rear Discs (£400)

Black Diamond Predator Pads (£100)

Goodridge Stainless Steel Lines (£100)

Motul 5.1 Fluid (£20)

Suspension:

Tein CS (£1400)

Wheels:

Racing Hart CX-R 19" (9 front, 10 rear - £2100)

Falken FK451 Tyres (245/35/19, 275/30/19 - £500)

Interior:

Origin B2 Hardwired (£400)

Motorola HF850 Bluetooth Car Kit (£120)

SmartNav System (Navigation, Traffic, Vehicle Tracking) (£600)

Data System TV Kit (£100)

Digital TV (£90)

DVD Player (£50)

Reverse Camera (£60)

TRD Gear Knob (£80)

Blitz Hybrid AC Filter (£50)

Over £9000 on parts alone.

Most of the modifications are for performance or purpose rather that the usual stick on rubbish. It has the best of everything fitted to it. All modifications are less than 8 months old and most are as new. This is probably the only Aristo with a converted screen, including digital TV (all 40 channels!), DVD player and rear view camera!

Condition:

The car is in immaculate condition for its year. Please remember this is a black car which shows every mark available, however there are no dents on the car anywhere and only a handful of minor scratches with nothing major. Couple of stonechips on the front bumper/bonnet, again nothing major. I've not painted the car so its as original as possible.

As you can see an awful lot of time and money has went into this car, and it will really break my heart to sell it, but needs must as they say and I have another project to start.

Pics: http://www.envyperformance.com/picasa/v300/

(some of the pictures do not show all of the modifications, for example the grill and brakes)

The registration plate does not come with the vehicle. The car will be re-registered with a "S" plate. It has 73000 miles, has 9 months tax and MOT.

I'm after £11495 for it. Please give me a call on my mobile if you'd like to talk about the car, or drop me an email on gareth@envyperformance.com

Showing new brakes:

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Interior:

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Centre console (Switches for VSC, Headed Seats and Sport/Snow Mode, Cupholders, Bluetooth Handsfree Kit, TRD Gearknob)

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Touch-screen screenshots:

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Arm rest storage (top)

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Arm rest storage (bottom)

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Glovebox, Manual, CD Changer:

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Now if the price was the same as Aido payed for his, i would of had it by now :D

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Now if the price was the same as Aido payed for his, i would of had it by now :D

And I'm sure I would have sold it by now ;)

Unfortunately I paid a lot more for mine and then a lot more making it a bit special...

Your welcome to make an offer but if its too low I'll just keep it...

Gaz.

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Now if the price was the same as Aido payed for his, i would of had it by now :D

And I'm sure I would have sold it by now ;)

Unfortunately I paid a lot more for mine and then a lot more making it a bit special...

Your welcome to make an offer but if its too low I'll just keep it...

Gaz.

hows the insurance situation on a car modded like this ?

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whats the story for the servicing of these....every 4000miles?

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Think it's for the oil change for the turbo's mate?

Go on mate, you know you want to :D

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hows the insurance situation on a car modded like this ?

Its not much more than normal, most of the mods are cosmetic or functional rather ran performance enhancing! :)

whats the story for the servicing of these....every 4000miles?

For oil thats about right yeah.

any chance of an external pic?

Plenty here:

www.envyperformance.com/picasa/v300

Gaz.

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Where NE are you?

And it looks like the radio Freq's need extending?

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Where NE are you?

And it looks like the radio Freq's need extending?

I'm in Newcastle.

Already done ;)

Gaz.

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Is this baby still for sale?

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Is this baby still for sale?

Yep, I have 1 person very interested though. Drop me a PM if you are, I can give you my mobile and we can chat more :)

Gaz.

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