There’s a new Toyota Supra in the pipeline that’s supposed to come out sooner rather than later. While some enthusiasts are patiently waiting for the new car, others have turned to finding pristine examples to stow away for rainy days in case the new sports car doesn’t live up to the hype.
Well, here it is – a pristine, low-mileage example that everyone’s been dreaming about. Currently on sale on Bring a Trailer, this 1994 Supra is in excelent condition and has only traveled 5,664 miles over the past 24 years. As far as Supras go, this one looks incredible and has managed to be owned by three individuals that haven’t ruined the machine with absurd modifications.
From the listing, it sounds like the owners knew what they had and went above and beyond to ensure it remained in stellar condition its whole life. The vehicle still features its original Super White paint job and even has the original dealership’s sticker on the back.
The Supra also has the more desirable powertrain, namely the twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter 2JZ-GTE straight-six that was good for 320 horsepower and 315 pound-feet of torque. Power is put down to the rear wheels, which are wearing the original 17-inch wheels. The car even has the original massive rear wing.
There is one downside to it, though: this particular Supra is fitted with a four-speed automatic instead of the six-speed Getrag gearbox. That, for some, will completely ruin the appeal of the sports car and that’s understandable. But with so little miles on the clock, this example is more of a collector’s car and probably won’t cover too many more miles over its life.
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Eventually, the Supra sold for $80,500. For that price, you could’ve bought a brand new Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport, a base Porsche 911 Carrera, or the raucous Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio. At the price range, you’re really spoiled for choice. Still, someone out there though that the unmodified sports car that was in stellar condition was worth the money.
The idea of a $80,500 24-year-old Supra may sound crazy, but with a new Supra on the horizon, people are surely looking to get their hands on an original model in case the new sports car doesn’t live up to the hype.
If you’ve been waiting to get your hands on a Supra, but have been dissuaded by high prices, you might’ve missed the boat. This example just set the new standard, which will probably cause the rest of the market to follow suit.
That being said, if someone’s willing to spend more than $80k on a twin-turbo Supra with an automatic gearbox, we’d love to see how bidding goes on a similar example with the six-speed transmission.