Why the MK4 A80 Supra isn’t worth $40,000
With the new MK5 Toyota Supra being recently unveiled, there are many people who would like to purchase a Supra however, with a starting price of about $50,000 it may not be financially viable. This has many people hoping that they can get an older Supra for a lesser price, however there is a catch. In most cases the MK4 Supra is at least $30,000. This price is for a 1990s Toyota keep in mind, a good one at that, but it’s still a 90s Toyota.
The craziness of Supra prices haven’t died down either. Recently a like new Supra Turbo sold on Bring a Trailer for $121,000, for a 90s Toyota. Don’t get me wrong, I am a big fan of the MK4 Supra, I just don’t think that these cars are worth these prices.
Over 40,000 MK4 Supras were made worldwide between 1993 and 1998. Around 11,000 of those were made for the US market, these aren’t small production numbers either. Similar cars to the Supra from that time period can be purchased for much less. A good condition MR2 which in some cases was faster than the supra, can be purchased in good condition for only $5,000.
All of this really poses the question, why? Why do these cars have such high price tags? One of the main reasons for this is the 2JZ engine. It’s a very versatile platform for modifications, and is able to make significantly more power than other engines and it requires much less modification to get there. This allows for people to modify the Supra to their heart’s content, allowing for some.
Even with prices not increasing drastically for the past few years, the Supra remains for many, more than you can afford pal.