ignora oomba..... he's like that.....
anyhow, how early of the 90's? like mine? or the MKIV model? mine came from 87-92 (left over 92 supras were sold later in 93)
u can look around these forums for info on automatics. autos can be good as long as they are built strong from factory (i will admit, some auto trannies in the industry suck). anyhow, the auto on the mk3 supras are very good. maybe not the best in the world and not as good as the 5 speed manual r154, but still good. u can just buy a shifter for it. if not, i know ppl who can sell u the 5 speed in the states for quite a low price (for what it is).
my car doesnt mark on the odometer either, so i dont know its actual mileage either.
as for leaks and such in the engine, you better get under that hood and check yourself. also, taking a compression gauge with you is an excellent idea..... if only you could start it. check the fuses (both boxes, the one inside the engine and the one somewhere beneath the steering wheel). these supras just tend to break the head gaskets (factory one at least). its a pretty crap gasket. if its not broken, then the car SHOULD be fine.
if the engine is fine and you manage to turn it on, then $1,500 is a great deal.
PS: dont forget to ask if he has crashed it. also, knock on the body panels to see if he has bondo'd it.
Supra: To surpass or go beyond.