Imagine owning the first production Toyota Supra A90 to roll off the factory floor. Now imagine handing over US$2.1M for that honour. Yeah, it is a ridiculous amount of money, but that’s exactly what the ‘20201’ car recently sold for at a Barrett-Jackson charity auction. So, while it’s an eye-watering sum, at least the money is going towards two very worthwhile charities.
FIRST TOYOTA SUPRA A90 SELLS FOR US$2.1M
The car itself was treated to a few exclusive touches for being the first, including the one-off satin grey paintwork with red interior, red mirrors, and matte black wheels. There’s also a small plaque on the inside denoting the car as the first, and Akio Toyoda, current president of Toyota Motor Corporation and great grandson of the company’s founder, autographed the engine cover.
As for what is to happen to the car, the answer is unknown, with the buyer remaining anonymous. However, we’re entering an era in which Japanese cars are carrying big weight in terms of value, and we won’t be surprised to see many other nameplates bringing big figures at auction, much like the bargain US$121K A80 Supra that also sold recently.