Wednesday, 28 February 2018


Period perfect.
Something special, stumbled upon on the once-wider-world-wide-web, currently for sale at a dealer (CarShop LEAD) just north of Tokyo, Japan..

A HKS Superchaged, 5A-G-stroker, 1984 AW11 Toyota MR2 G-Limited; 1000kg of tuned Toyota Mid-engine'ry dragged right out of mid-80s Japan..

The star of the show. The main attraction.

From the listing:
HKSスーパーチャージャーキット/HKSカムシャフト(IN:256 EX:256)/カールシュミット82φピストン/HKSコンロッド/5AGクランクシャフト/HKSメタルヘッドガスケット/HKSインタークーラー/FUJITUBOエキマニ/HKSマフラー/スーパーチャージャー用燃料ポンプ/HKSインナーシムビッグバルブ/寒冷地用セルモーター/TRDエンジンマウント/OS技研強化クラッチ/ルート6 4速クロスミッション/TRD LSD/TRDクイックシフト/ビルシュタインショック/cuscoアッパーマウント/RSオリンフロントバンパー/共豊コーポレーション15インチホイール/HKS追加メーター(ブースト・排気音)/HKS PFC/HKS EGC/NALDIステアリングなど
HKS superchaged and intercooled 4A-G (1984 is pre Toyota 4AG-ZE remember!) with HKS 5A-G stroker crank, rods and 82mm pistons - bumping that 1600cc to near 1.8litres - plus HKS 256degree cams, valves and headgasket, Fujitsubo manifold, HKS exhaust, and so on. There's a lot to like here.

That classic HKS muffler, either still available or not long discontinued; I came very close to buying of these for my AW11 (going with the Fujitsubo instead)..

The early "MK1A" interior and trim, with highlights in the original yellow fabric. That trim and the dark metallic paint visible in the engine-bay leads (ha) me to think the car was possibly a green-on-gold two-tone car when new.

The TRD short-shifter and ball knob. Over on the door, a tease of possibly some period aftermarket audio, and a controller of some sort in front of the passenger's right knee.. 

The other controllers are stuck right up there on the dash: an early HKS PFC F-CON GFC (Graphic Control Computer for the Programmable Fuel Controller) and EGC (Electronic Governor Controller). Ah, there's that "STATE-OF-THE-ART TECHNOLOGY"..

A HKS Compound Meter, angled, is sitting where the wiper controls would usually be. I guess this car never saw much rain!

Also angled? The camera, severely, for this shot of those period-perfect (not surprisingly!) 15" AME Windmuhle alloys... wrapped not-so-ideally in some also period-perfect (*cough*) Bridgestone Potenza RE810s. Pah! An easy fix.

While we're on an AME Windmuhle note; I actually bumped into couple adverts for the wheel when flicking through some (1986) magazines recently:
..and Windmuhle acht..
Painting us a picture, and ohh.. it's very stylish.

..and on another related tangent back the other way, see the HKS 4A-G supercharger kit in a little more detail here, including scans of a Carboy-sourced article from the 1987 HKS catalog.
A bit of gold for an AW11 tragic..!

As for this red car? Seemingly untouched from its heyday, with a supposed 28,600km on the clock, for a whisker under 2million yen? Yep. Surely. Surely.

As always (and then some, because AW11), here's hoping this one goes to a good home...


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  2. Sure it's a 5A-G stroker? 5A-(F/FE) engines actually exist, and they are 1500cc using the same 77mm stroke of the 4A-G, just with a smaller bore. Maybe you're thinking of the 7A, which is a stroked 1800cc version of the A series?

    1. Hks calls their stroker kit a 5age, not actually to do with the 5afe, similar to the rb26 to rb28 or 1.5jz/3jz (1j head, 2j bottom end)