I've said it before and I'll say it again: getting the first production model of a car that rolled off the assembly line is euphoria for car collectors, more so, if the car you're buying has a rich and legendary history such as the 2020 Toyota Supra.
As announced last month, the first production model of the A90 Supra went up for auction this weekend at the Barrett-Jackson charity auction in Scottsdale, Arizona. The first production Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 was also sold at this Barrett-Jackson car auction for $1.1 million. Its winning bidder was Craig Jackson, Chairman and CEO of the said auction house, with all of the proceeds going to charity.
Gallery: First Production 2020 Toyota Supra Sold At Auction
For the Toyota sports car on lot #3010, the hammer went down at $2.1 million. Just like the first Shelby GT500, all proceeds from the sale of the first Supra will go to charities, namely the American Heart Association and Bob Woodruff Foundation. The latter supports post-9/11 impacted service members, veterans, and their families.
The winning bidder owns the rights to the first production Toyota Supra, which also happens to be the first version of the iconic sports coupe in the U.S. and bears VIN 20201 – "2020" stands for the year the GR Supra was reintroduced, while "1" marks its place as the first model out of the production line.
It also comes with a one-of-one color combination, integrating a matte gray exterior, red mirror caps, and matte black wheels. Inside, it will have a red and black theme plus carbon fiber inserts to go with its compelling exterior design.
Aside from the exclusive color theme, the first production Supra comes with an engine cover signed by Toyota CEO Akio Toyoda. The winning bidder also receives a full VIP race track experience, which includes a fully customized professional racing suit, two VIP passes and hot passes to TOYOTA OWNERS 400 - Richmond Raceway, and a chance to drive the pace car with Michael Waltrip.
Something else special debuted at the Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale Auction this weekend: Motorious, the world's largest collector car marketplace and enthusiast platform, brought to you by the folks behind Motor1.com and Motorsport. Check it out in beta here, and special thanks to Motorious for providing us exclusive live images of the first production Supra from the auction floor in Scottsdale.