Auction finds: A Toyota GR Yaris once owned by Christian von Koenigsegg

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by Drei Laurel | Jun 24, 2022
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Admittedly, there isn’t anything too special about this Toyota GR Yaris unit upfront. It’s bone-stock, with everything from its black exterior coat to the turbocharged power plant as standard as they were out of the dealership.

The main selling point here—well, aside from this being a Toyota GR Yaris—is who used to own it. Wear and chipping on the around the front end and wheel arches suggest this was driven by someone who loved to drive. But by who?

The answer is Christian von Koenigsegg.

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Yes, the supercar manufacturer’s CEO is one of this particular GR Yaris unit’s previous two owners. That the founder of one of the planet’s most prominent performance brands once drove around in this thing is perhaps a testament to this hot hatch’s character.

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Outside of its ownership history, again, there’s not much more to take in here. Under the hood is a familiar 1.6-liter turbocharged gasoline engine that sends 257hp and 360Nm of torque to all four wheels. Shifting is managed via a six-speed manual transmission.

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Something else to note is that there aren’t too many kilometers under this thing’s belt. The odometer reads just 10,730km, and the unit’s first servicing (oil and filter change) took place just earlier this month. Aside from a bit of creasing, the interior is in excellent condition.

The current highest bid for this ex-Koenigsegg Toyota GR Yaris on Collectingcars.com sits at €30,750 (P1.77 million). Willing to make that figure go higher?

Ex-Koenigsegg Toyota GR Yaris

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