Is the cleanest Supra in the world really worth the huge price tag?
Finding a clean Supra right now is kind of like finding a BMW with functional blinker or Subaru owner who doesn't vape, alas though after you get through stacks riced, stanced, or 'easy projects' with crucial parts missing you will find a gem such as this one.
With just 7,111 miles from new, this 25-year-old beaut is a real time capsule with absolutely nothing changed from its standard specification right down to the Bridgestone Potenza tires which bear a 1994 date code, wrapped around the factory 5-spoke wheels.
It's finished in Renaissance Red and comes in arguably the best and most desirable spec with 17inch alloy wheels and the round rear spoiler which looks just oh so good on the Supra. Engine is the amazingly epic legendary 2JZ GTE a 3 litre Twin Turbocharged inline-six sending 326 horsepower (in its stock form) through a 6-speed manual transmission designed specifically for the Supra.
Expect to pay a pretty penny for such a gem, the current bid on bringatrailer.comhttps://bringatrailer.com/listing/1994-toyota-supra-19/ sits at a whopping $90,000 that's enough for a brand new Tesla Models, Mercedes C63 AMG or a BMW M4 alternatively a second hand McLaren MP4-12 C. That being said the Toyota will most likely be cheaper to maintain and possibly grow in value.
The interior is in an equally exceptional state, the tan leather seats show only the barest hint of ageing but you would never guess they are a quarter of a century old. If the unmodified bodywork and engine are impressive than the fact the car retained it's original CD/Cassette player is a true miracle.
Is it all really worth it?
This all results in a lovely time capsule like package, with original drivetrain (resulting in a ton of turbo lag) giving you an authentic feel and experience of a machine that wowed the world and received rave reviews from everyone nearly three decades ago. Meanwhile stock and unmolested interior will certainly provide for a nice nostalgic trip back to the 90's and the classy stock exterior will look nice in every driveway and wow crowds at any meet.
But is it really worth? Are we not getting in over our heads when it comes to prices of these low-mileage classics that lead a life as garage queens? Yes I know there will be plenty of demand for it and the price will end up being however much the highest bidder is willing to pay, but is anyone really able to say they would rather have a 30-year-old sports coupe than a coupe year old McLaren Supercar?