Toyota Aristo/Chaser/Soarer - 2020 Market Review

By: Cliff Chambers

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Toyota Aristo/Chaser/Soarer from our 2020 Japanese Classic & Performance Car Guide

Big Toyotas built 15-30 years ago offer longevity, value and surprising performance. Top money still goes to the four-door twin-turbo Chaser, which despite being 25 years old in some instances still ticks boxes for space and deceptive pace.

Also fitting the description but considerably cheaper is the Lexus GS-bodied Aristo with V8 or turbo-six power.

| Buyers' Guide: Toyota Soarer 1991-1999

Soarers have been a favoured import for 25 years, with the SC400 V8s still available in sizeable quantity but at a very affordable $4500-8000.

The market also offers 3.0-litre straight-six or 2.5-litre twin-turbo versions with late-1990s Turbos reaching $20,000 and excellent examples of the rest generally below $10,000. Single turbo Soarers from the 1980s were among the first ‘grey import’ cars to arrive in Australia but are scarce now.

Aristo 1994-98 $11,075 [12] 

Soarer 1984-90 $5100 [2]

Soarer 2.5T 1991-93 $6895 [11] 

Soarer 2.5T 1994-98 $15,125 [6]

Soarer SC300 1992-99 $5300 [14] 

Soarer SC400 1991-93 $5385 [30]

Soarer SC400 1994-98 $7480 [10] 

Chaser 1993-97 $19,970 [4]

Chaser/Mark 2 1998-04 $22,825 [13]

[*] = number of recorded sales

(Note: concours & special cars may demand more.)

Numbers from our 2020 Japanese Classic & Performance Car Guide.

See the 2019 Toyota Aristo/Chaser/Soarer market review here


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