1994 Toyota sells for AUD$170,000 at auction

By: Alex Affat, Unique Cars magazine

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With just 11,000kms on the odometer, it's still the second most expensive Supra sold at auction

Auction records were set over the holidays, as online bidding for a 1994 JZA80 Toyota Supra topped USD$121,000 (AUD$169,575) on the American website Bring-A-Trailer.

Hagerty claimed it to be "the most expensive factory Supra ever sold at auction", as well as the "highest price paid for an online auction" for Toyota’s sports coupe.

Bidding seemed to plateau on the second last day of the online auction, settling at AUD$126,130; before a flurry of last-ditch bids in the closing minutes sent the winning price to record-setting heights.

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The Renaissance Red-over-cream example is one of the lowest-mileage examples ever sold, this one bearing just 11,444kms on the odometer.

It is also completely original, which is rare given how many were cut up and modified throughout the early-2000’s import tuner phase.

It’s the rarity of original examples that have inflated the market for many of Japan’s cult heroes of the same era.

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Presenting as factory in top-spec twin-turbo guise, the car still bears its original 17" wheels, targa top, and 1994-dated tyres.

While the winning bid is largely unheard of for a bog-stock MkIV Supra, it remains the second-most expensive Supra sold at auction. The top spot is still held by the highly-modified 1993 example from the iconic 2001 movie, The Fast and the Furious – which sold for AUD$279,830.

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It follows a string of high-dollar sales for similar low-mileage 1994 Supras, with Hagerty further citing sales of AUD$112,800 and AUD$98,088 in March and October 2018 respectively.

Supras have been known to swap hands privately for sums nearing six-figures for a while now, but the mainstream spill into public sales has of yet been unprecedented.

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Modern Classic Japanese hero cars seem to be enjoying their time in a continually rising sun, with a 1997 Honda Integra DC2 Type R selling for AUD$90,000 at auction last year.

As younger demographics grow into more disposable income, and into the means of car collecting, we're seeing a shift towards more modern machinery that adorned the bedroom walls of younger enthusiasts.

 

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