I have said it before and I will say it again: getting the first car model that rolls from the production line is euphoria for car collectors, even more so if the car you buy has a rich and legendary epic like the Toyota Supra 2020.
As announced last month, the first production model of the A90 Supra was sold at Barrett-Jackson's charity auction in Scottsdale, Arizona. To recall, the first production of the Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 was also sold at Barrett-Jackson's auto auction for $ 1.1 million. The winning auction is Craig Jackson, the chairman and CEO of the auction house, with all the charities.
For the Toyota sports car at batch # 3010, the hammer fell to $ 2.1 million. Like the first Shelby GT500, all proceeds from the sale of the first Supra will go to charities, namely: the American Heart Association and the Bob Woodruff Foundation – the last one supports members of the services, veterans and their families affected after September 11.
The winning buyer holds Toyota Supra's first production rights, which is also the first version of the iconic sports coupé in the US and brings VIN 20201 – "2020" is the year when GR Supra is re-introduced until "1" marks its place as the first model outside the production line.
It also comes with a single combination of colors combining exterior matte gray, red mirror caps and matt black wheels. Inside, there will be a red and black theme, plus carbon fiber inserts to adapt to the exterior design.
Besides the exclusive color theme, the first Supra production comes with a bonnet, signed by Toyota CEO Akio Toyoda. The winning buyer also gets full experience for VIP racing tracks including a fully customized professional racing suit, two VIP passes and a warm pass to the TOYOTA OWNERS 400 – Richmond Raceway, as well as a chance to drive with Michael Waltrip.
Of course, the return of the Japanese icon has its healthy share of racers and non-dictionaries, but the world has not yet experienced Supra's supposed exclusive driving characteristics. If this is good and the world starts applauding Supra's return, the first model of the most hated generation of the legendary sports coupé would not be that bad.