1998 Toyota Supra seized by cops sells for $265,000 at auction

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1998 Toyota Supra seized by cops sells for 5,000 at auction

A 1998 Toyota Supra seized from the assortment of an alleged drug kingpin sold for $265,000 at a the latest J. Stanley Paine auction, according to The Drive.

A final-12 months model of the attractive A80 technology, the Supra was a single of 13 A80 Supras and other automobiles seized by law enforcement in 2020 in Massachusetts from the alleged drug trafficker, who is now deceased. The assortment also involved a 1993 Supra with the twin-turbocharged engine, 6-speed guide transmission, and just 8,169 miles on the odometer. That auto bought for $237,500.

The 1998 Supra experienced more mileage—22,962 miles—but it can be painted in the rarer Quicksilver shade, though the 1993 Supra wears Tremendous White paint. Sentimentality may well have also performed a part. A Supra Community forums consumer proclaiming to know the purchaser explained that individual regretted promoting a similar car years in the past and was committed to obtaining one more.

In accordance to the The Drive and Autoblog, the Quicksilver Supra is headed to California to be stashed absent in a assortment. Which is an comprehensible conclusion taking into consideration present-day A80 Supra values. A a person-operator 1995 Supra with just 7,000 miles offered for $201,000 on Deliver a Trailer in July 2021. Two much more have marketed for just around $150,000 each and every on Carry Trailer this 12 months.

As small children of the 1990s amass more disposable money, vehicles of that era are skyrocketing in worth. It is a very similar phenomenon to the muscle auto collector increase of the early 2000s fueled by nostalgic Toddler Boomers. But the A80 Supra also has star ability, thanks to the “Quickly and Furious” franchise. An unique film car or truck offered for $560,000 at auction past year.

Toyota has also experimented with to journey this wave of nostalgia. Not only did it resurrect the Supra, but it also started out producing copy pieces for the A70 and A80 versions.

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