A 1994 Toyota Supra turbo Targa sold for a record amount of $173,600 at a recent auction.
The news of this incredible sale first popped up on Instagram but Sotheby's director of public relations has confirmed to Jalopnik that such is actually the case.
The car, a manual model painted in black with a tan interior and just 11, 200 miles on the odometer, managed to pull in the aforementioned amount, inclusive of a buyer's premium, at the Amelia Island car auction on Friday.
Back in January, a 1994 Twin Turbo 6-Speed raked in a record $121,000 and, with just over two months gone, a similar coupe has blown the record out of the water.
Sotheby didn't go into detail over the car in question but they did say this:
“According to the accompanying CARFAX report, this Supra Twin Turbo Targa was sold new in Illinois and remained there for at least two years, accumulating nearly 6,000 miles.
"It was subsequently imported to Switzerland approximately one year ago. Presently, the odometer is currently showing 11,200 miles, which is believed original. It remains in brilliant and largely original condition throughout.”
The Toyota Supra is one of those cars that simply demands respect - and, clearly, lots of paper - but over $100,000 is just... ridiculous. Of course, Toyota bringing it back after 17 years in collaboration with BMW has rightly angered the purists and likely caused the value of older models to soar, but $173,600 is still an awful lot of money to pay, even with just over 11,000 miles.
To be fair, though, this Supra is as fresh as you could hope for a car its age. So if you have the money, why not?
But, in the meantime, Toyota would have you know that there are still many people out there who are apparently very impressed with their new 2020 GR as they have already sold all of their unit allocations for this year.