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1997 Toyota Supra

Mk IV Limited Edition Turbo Sport Roof
Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas 2021
Thursday, 17 June - Saturday, 19 June 2021
$88,000
Sale Price
No
Reserve
19 June 2021
Sold Date
677
Lot Number
#2-
Original
Barrett-Jackson
Auction House
Chassis no. JT2DE82A2V1000759. Deep Jewel Green Pearl over tan leather. 2997/320hp twin-turbo, 5-speed, Michelin Pilot Sport tires, rear spoiler.

Evaluation: Rare 15th Anniversary model. Represented as a two-owner car, showing 58,240 miles, and no visible mods whatsoever. There are lots of small chips on the nose and hood but the rest of the paint shows well. Visible wear and light cracks in the driver’s seat leather but the interior mostly shows very well. Clean wheels and tires. Some understandable dirt and road wear underneath.

Bottom Line: It’s a twin-turbo model, it’s a manual, it has a very short list of owners, it has no mods, and it has just the right amount of miles for someone who wants a Mk IV Supra to drive rather than fill up a collection. In other words, it’s a great car and the bidders in Vegas recognized it as such even though most of the eyes in the convention center were on the bright orange Fast and Furious Supra. This price is a fair one and the car will probably never be worth less.

by Andrew Newton
3 June 2021
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Condition definitions
Condition #1: Concours
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Condition #2: Excellent
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Condition #5: Poor
Running, but battered, incomplete, and perhaps rusty.
Condition #6: Parts car
Parts car.
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