Six figures for a Supra? Yep, that just happened.
Some cars you’d expect to fetch six figures at auction. Rare exotics, mega-powerful road racers and the like. You could also get a new Porsche 911 well within that price range. However, if you’re the person who won this 1994 Toyota Supra, you just spent $121,000. Ouch.
Mind you, this Supra clocked up just 7,100 miles in the past 25 years, and it looks immaculate in its photos on Bring a Trailer. Then there’s the specifics — this is a twin-turbo Supra in red with a six-speed Getrag V160 manual transmission. Do you remember playing a certain racing game with “speed” in the name? One of the first cars of that series was a red Toyota Supra. In short, it’s the one everyone remembers, and the one everyone wants.
According to the current seller, the car started its life in Florida in 1994. In 1999, it moved to Pennsylvania in 1999, where it spent most of its days before the seller bought it back in 2017. Since then, it’s been stored in a climate-controlled facility as part of a personal collection.
Still a performer, even by today’s standards
I joked back when this auction started that someone should buy this Supra before I made a ruinous financial decision. I couldn’t afford it $90,000 and it would utterly destroy my life at $121,000. Is the world’s most expensive Supra worth the money? I suppose it depends on how nostalgic you are for 1990’s JDM icons. As the ancestor to the soon-to-be-revived Supra, these examples are likely to keep shooting up in value.
Back in 1994, this car was a performance monster. That comes thanks to a twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter 2JZ-GTE straight-six engine. When new, it produced 320 horsepower and 315 lb-ft of torque. Those are respectable numbers even by today’s standards. Sure, it sold for an insane price and even if I had the money, the practical part of me probably wouldn’t buy this car at that price.
Still, the gearhead part of my brain lit up when I saw this car…and I’ll admit I’m a bit jealous of the person who bought this mint Toyota Supra. Let’s just hope whoever bought it actually drives it more than 300 miles a year.
Photo credit: Bring a Trailer