Would you pay this much for a 28-year old modified Toyota Supra?
Ever since the Toyota GR Supra made a triumphant return for the new A90 generation, the value of the iconic MKIV Supra has skyrocketed. In 2019, someone paid $173,600 for a used 1994 Toyota Supra, making it the most expensive production Supra to ever sell at auction. To capitalize on the demand, another chancer tried to sell his 1998 Supra for a whopping $499,999. Now, a rare 1993 Toyota Supra is up for sale via Import A Vehicle. What makes this example especially unique is its unusual bodykit.
To celebrate the Supra's debut in the 1994 JGTC season, Toyota Racing Development (TRD) produced a road-legal version of the competition car dubbed the 3000GT.
Like the GT500 class super-touring Supra, it came with a widebody kit featuring a redesigned front bumper, wider front and rear fenders, a new front splitter, and a larger bumper intake that took in twice as much airflow as the standard car. Other aero enhancements included a flattened floor that helped generate more downforce, a vented hood, and a prominent rear wing. Toyota built just 35 examples of the TRD 3000GT, each with a specially numbered VIN plate that re-classified the car as a TRD 3000GT rather than a Toyota Supra. Alternatively, each component of the TRD conversion was sold separately as dealer-fit accessories.
This 1993 Supra for sale in California appears to have had a full TRD 3000GT conversion apart from the flat floor. The owner has also modified the car with Tein coilovers, brake calipers sourced from a Lexus LS400, and SSR Professor M5 wheels. Under the hood, the Supra's legendary 3.0-liter, twin-turbo 2JZ-GTE inline-six engine has been extensively modified with HKS performance parts including a new intake, front mount intercooler, coilovers, and an ECU tune, although the output isn't listed.
With only 46,989 miles on the clock, the modified Supra is being sold for $84,995. That's a lot for a 28-year old Supra, but it's not too outrageous when you considering the widebody's rarity and how much other Supra MKIVs have fetched recently. Toyota also paid homage to the TRD 3000GT with a concept at the 2019 SEMA show.