A 1997 Toyota Supra With 69k Miles Just Sold For $176,000

Prices for MkIV-generation Toyota Supras have been going absolutely wild in recent times and at a Barrett-Jackson auction over the weekend, a 1997 example sold for an unbelievable $176,000.

The Supra in question is special for a number of reasons. First and foremost, it is badged as a Limited Edition 15th Anniversary model because it was built in 1997. Additionally, it was one of just 376 Targa top models painted black with a black interior for that model year. There is a caveat, however.

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For the price of a McLaren 570S, one may expect a Supra like this to have exceptionally low miles under its belt. Not the case here. In fact, this Supra had traveled 69,891 miles (112,478 km) when it crossed the auction block. That’s not a lot for a vehicle which is now 22-years-old but it does seem like a lot for one which sold for almost $200,000.

The MkIV Toyota Supra, particularly those fitted with the twin-turbocharged 2JZ six-cylinder engine like this one, have always been popular among tuners and finding a stock one with limited miles is extremely difficult. This car was sold with an aftermarket exhaust and lowering springs and it’s inevitable that the near-standard condition helped with the final auction price.

This isn’t the first MkIV Supra we’ve seen fetch a monumental amount at auction. Earlier this year, a very similar black Supra from 1994 was sold by RM Sotheby’s for a cool $173,600 but importantly, that car only had 11,300 miles (18,185 km) on the clock, making the sale price somewhat more understandable.

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  • Liam Paul

    wow someone needs their sign fast so the village can find them because paying 176k for a toyota is stupid lol. Maybe the village is missing two of them because someone else was dumb enough to pay 2.1 million to get a new supra lol. A toyota lmfao, wow I have a bridge to sell those fools

  • nastinupe

    I’ll take a 2016 Porsche 911 GT3 RS for the same price.

  • Alberto Barrales

    Thank you F & F for making this mid 90s Japanese MASS PRODUCED CAR worth much much more than it should be.
    What’s next, 90s Z cars going for that money?

  • Bash

    Looks at the chrome wheels, typical American styling. And btw, not buying it even if I have the money cash.

  • Bo Hanan

    I agree that color combination is rare with a manual trans, but- $167K??!!

    • Porkopolis

      Maybe this was some sort of very unique situation in which someone had to launder money and this was their very unique way to do it?

      • Bo Hanan


  • wmgrant

    I got a 97 Tercel ill sell for $25,000

  • Akil Hodge
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