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Famous for its iconic role in the film “The Fast and the Furious” alongside the late Paul Walker, the Toyota Supra has a cult following among petrolheads at home and abroad.
The Supra spanned several model generations from 1978 to 2002, but it’s the fourth generation A80 that springs to many people’s minds when thinking of this JDM legend. Prices for the A80 Supra have steadily climbed over the years, with mint New Zealand new manual cars changing hands for up to $60,000.
However, in America an A80 Supra with 11,000 original kilometres on the clock has just been sold at auction for a staggering $121,000US ($179,338) Yes, you read that right! The 1994 Supra was sold through the popular classic car auction site â€˜Bring a Trailer’ and in terms of condition, the car is pretty much perfect and looks absolutely stunning.
The car is finished in the same Renaissance Red paint scheme it sported when it left the factory. This is complemented by the original 17-inch wheels with period Bridgestone Potenza tires. Under the bonnet you have a sparkling engine bay housing the Supra’s 3.0-litre 2JZ GT-E Turbocharged straight-six-cylinder engine mated to a six-speed manual gearbox. This produced 238kW of grunt and 427Nm of torque.
Inside the Supra sports an immaculate tan leather interior and features every feature straight from the factory. Every button and switch are like new and it even contains the original Toyota CD/cassette unit, in its original packaging no less!
The car was leased brand new in 1994 to a customer in South Florida before moving to Pennsylvania in 1999. Many Supras around the world have been modified in some way, where it be in engine performance or some Fast and Furious style exterior mods, so to see one as good as this come up for auction in immaculate original condition is rare sight indeed.
As this is probably one of the most sought after A80 Supras in existence, an intense bidding war broke out online for the car. Within no time at all, the Supra bid was pushed from $90,000US to $121,000US, making this minter the second most expensive Toyota Supra of all time. The first being that same orange modified Supra which starred in â€˜The Fast and the Furious” which sold for a whopping $185,000US.
Many regard the A80 Supra as Toyota’s golden goose, with many fans around New Zealand showing off their wheels every chance they get. That said, I cant imagine the owner of this Supra using it as a daily driver!