There seems to be no limit to what people will pay for certain ‘90s Japanese performance cars. A Mitsubishi Evo XI TME on the company’s UK heritage fleet sold for six figures recently, and a Subaru Impreza 22B reached £171,000 in the last few months.
Well, now a near-pristine, low-mileage Toyota Supra A80 has proved that it’ll be a long time before clean Japanese icons are attainable. It sold for $201,000 (just under £145,000), much higher than the $136,000 asking price. But then it has a lot in its favour - including a manual gearbox and fewer than 7,000 miles on the odometer.
It features the sought after twin-turbo 3.0-litre 2JZ-GTE engine, and has a six-speed manual gearbox. In other words, absolute Supra perfection, and the combination that all potential Supra buyers really want. Adding further fuel to the fire is that it looks absolutely stock.
It’s a one-owner car with full service history, a present owner’s manual and a clean report from Carfax, so it’s clear this car has been cherished.
The Renaissance Red paint looks as good as when it left the factory in 1995, as does the ivory leather upholstery - although neither is really surprising given the super-low mileage. It features the classic Supra wing and alloys, plus climate control, all-round disc brakes and a radio with both CD and cassette players.
If you’ve got five minutes we’d urge you to take a look through the extensive photo gallery, to check out one of the best-kept Toyota Supras we’ve ever seen. It’s all our Gran Turismo dreams rolled into one.
It’s unlikely a Supra in this condition will come to market again any time soon, if ever, and clearly the high price reflects that. However, the selling price is some way off the $550,000 achieved by a Supra that was used in the Fast & Furious franchise, and that even had an automatic gearbox.
Do you think this Supra is worth that much? Let us know in the comments.