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Toyota Starlet Glanza V, 1996, 200bhp

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Toyota Starlet Glanza V, 1996

  • Price: £5,500.
  • Mileage: 98,176 miles / 158,000 km - will increase as I run it once a week to keep it ticking over.
  • Location: St Albans, Hertfordshire, AL1.

Selling up as I’m moving to London later this year. I’ve had the car since July 2016 when I travelled up to Scotland to buy it from a forum member. 

On previous owner's purchase from Rare Imports in Glasgow the car was fully undersealed with work carried out including timing belt, timing belt tensioner, water pump, alternator belt, fluids and spark plugs. In my ownership it’s mainly been used on weekends with mileage averaging out at around 2,800 a year. I’ve taken it on a few road trips one being back to Scotland and it’s never missed a beat. A year or so after picking it up I took it to Tuning Developments for one of their tuning packages and it produced 202bhp. 

It has a few rattles which have all been checked by my regular garage and the body work although in good condition, is as you’d expect for a car of this age. That said, I've always garaged the car, claying, polishing and waxing it every year. The car comes with a spare key, is always warmed up and cooled down and I have a folder full of history, receipts etc.

I’m based in St Albans, Hertfordshire, AL1, just a five minute walk from St Albans City train station and I’ll be doing any test drives. 

The car puts a huge smile on my face and I hope someone else will look after it and enjoy it as much as I have, if there’s anything I've missed just let me know. 


  • Next due January 2020 with the following advisories on last report:
    • “Oil leak, but not excessive” - checked with my regular garage in March this year and advised is minimal and due to age.
    • "Wheel bearing has slight play Nearside Rear" - replaced in March with above garage.
  • The car failed it’s January 2017 MOT as I didn’t realise it needed a rear fog lamp. I had one wired in to the existing lights with a switch just below the steering column (pictured).
  • You can check the full MOT history here:  https://www.gov.uk/check-mot-history

Tyres all have at least 5mm of tread:

  • Fronts: Uniroyal RainExpert - 195/60/R14
  • Rears: Nankang Toursport 611 - 185/55/R14


  • Original manual in a TRD wallet
  • Puddle floor lighting
  • Parcel shelf speakers (not pictured)
  • Wooden centre console trim


  • HKS actuator, Tein springs, Apexi N1 stainless exhaust, Stage 1 Organic Exedy clutch, Blitz boost gauge and bonnet scoop blanking plate.
  • WMS 110% front discs with Ferodo DS2500 pads, OEM rear discs and pads.
  • Clifford Concept 650 Mk2 alarm with turbo timer, proximity sensor and two fobs fitted by a Thatcham recognised installer with certificate.
  • Nardi Competition wheel 330mm with perforated leather (still have original wheel) and TRD gear knob.
  • Bosch S4 battery - fitted May 2018.
  • Osram nightbreaker bulbs.
  • Unfortunately when fitting a rear strut brace one of the attaching screws snapped. I’m sure there’d be a way to fabricate around this if you wanted to use a brace. 

Tuning Developments

  • The following work was carried out in June 2017: 
    • Exhaust manifold, front-mount intercooler, 255lph fuel pump, Emanage Blue, 3 Bar map, decat, air conditioning removed, distributor cap and rotor arm replaced, air filter relocated and new gaskets fitted.
    • Alignment and adjustment session.
    • Mapped to 1 bar on the CT9 turbo at 202 bhp.

I've changed the oil and filters myself with a slight gap in 2018 when I spent much of my time in London and didn't put many miles on the car.

  • July 2016 - Engine oil and oil filter change.
  • August 2016  - Coolant change and thermostat replaced.
  • February 2017 - Engine oil, oil filter and gearbox oil changed.
  • September 2017 - Engine oil and oil filter change.
  • May 2019 - Engine oil and oil filter change.









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Edited by tomatoe
Added speakers, handbook, keys and manual.

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A nice write up, im sure the potential buyer will be very pleased! Hoping it goes to a good home, glws! 

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Is indeed - sorry for slow reply, didn't get a notification to your post for some reason...

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