The A80 Toyota Supra has almost godlike status in the automotive community, especially in tuner circles. But you already know that. The A80 Supra was built from 1993 to 1997 and gained an even larger following from 2001 onwards The fast and the furious. As the years passed their prices further shot up. Worse still, stocks are becoming increasingly difficult to find. Buyers will have to contend with potentially crappy mods, high miles, and someone else’s six-figure price tags. But every now and then they exist still gems to find Here’s what this one looks like (for a price).
A Dealer in Southern California has this 1997 Toyota Supra 15th Anniversary Edition. What makes this so special – and no, it is not the fact that it is an anniversary edition. Every 1997 Supra had this badge – is that everything on the car is stock. Everything from the 320 hp turbocharged I6 mated to a six-speed manual gearbox to the chrome rims hasn’t been touched.
At Toyota, this thing is particularly rare. Toyota just delivered 1,397 aboves to the US for the 1997 model year. Only 768 of these had the twin-turbo I6 and manual transmission combo. the fax because this Supra is also pretty clean. It has only had two owners in the last 25 years. Related to the mileage history, This thing was a garage queen.
The first owner had it for eight years, drive it just average 6,817 miles a Yesr, before selling it when the Odo reached 55,586 miles. The second owner drove it even less and drove only average 1,905 miles a Yesr, before it is abolished in November 2021. Now the Odo is at 88,818.
The only problem is the price, the tiny sum ofÂ $154,995 reportedly less than $178,244, which the retailer is promoting at a discount of $23,249. Is it worth this price? Maybe, but probably not. I tried to get a good idea of its value with Kelley Blue Book but couldn’t for some reason. The site claims that some data is missing from the vehicle and that I “should check soon.” So I checked Bring A Trailer to get a better guess.
Looking at price trends over the past five years, it has mileage that should put it in the $40,000 to $60,000 range. AAt over $150,000, the pricing matches only five other Supras sold on the site: two were in the $155,000 – $160,000 Range; The other three were all over $200,000. EBack then, the mileage of the two Supras that sold in the $150,000 to $160,000 range wasn’t that high so low, namely 44,000 and 52,000 miles respectively.Â The example which sold for $232,000 only had 13,000 miles.
Iis that California Supra is worth the cost of a brand new one, more powerful cars just because it’s relatively rare and doesn’t have mods? Or does this show how absurd the prices for these things have become? I would say a bit of both. But if you’re a person who can afford to spend a six-figure sum of 26-Year-old Japanese sports car, I’m sure you know better.