Auction finds: 1997 Toyota Supra starts bidding war online, eventually sells for P4.38-M

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by Drei Laurel | Apr 18, 2022
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There are those who scour online auction listings for the cars, and there are those who stay glued to their screens for the thrill of the hunt. Regardless of which category all those involved in the sale of this 1997 15th Anniversary Edition Toyota Supra Turbo fall into, we think everyone got what they were looking for.

Frankly, these things don’t get much more exciting than this. Two bringatrailer.com users engaged in a bidding war during the listing’s closing moments, shooting the price up by $6,000 (over P300,000) in the last 10 minutes.

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The winning bid? A cool $84,000 (around P4.38 million) You can check out how things played out in the listing’s comments section.

Anyway, back to the Supra. It’s clean, obviously, and under the hood is a 3.0-liter six-cylinder turbocharged 2JZ-GTE engine with 320hp and 427Nm of torque mated to a four-speed automatic transmission. The odometer indicates the unit has covered over 138,000km.

The exterior is about as pristine as they come, and the vehicle runs on 17-inch chrome wheels wrapped in Michelin Pilot Sport tires. All four wheels get disc brakes with Supra-branded calipers, and you’ll also find ‘15th Anniversary’ badging outside. The roof is removable, too—perfect if its new owner prefers to take in the open air while they’re behind the wheel.

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Inside, the cabin is covered in nice black leather, and entertainment is kept old-school via a CD/cassette stereo setup. Based on the images provided in the listing, this unit almost looks like it could’ve just rolled out of a dealership.

Man, watching enthusiasts fight over this beauty must’ve been quite a show. There weren’t any hard feeling, either, with the losing bidder congratulating the unit’s new owner on the buy. How much would you have been willing to pay for this thing in an auction?

1997 Toyota Supra Turbo 15th Anniversary Edition

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