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(Jalopnik)   1994 Toyota Supra sells at auction for: A) $1,736 B) $17,360 C) $173,600   (jalopnik.com) divider line
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2019-03-10 06:45:26 AM  
Ok but y tho.
 
2019-03-10 06:46:24 AM  
It was a stock manual turbo Supra with just 11,200 miles on the clock.  It's not THAT out there.  These cars are in incredibly high demand.
 
2019-03-10 06:49:46 AM  
I remember when money launderers at least tried to be subtle.
 
2019-03-10 06:56:29 AM  

ThatGuyFromTheInternet: I remember when money launderers at least tried to be subtle.


It's a Supra, not a Corolla.  The thing was already expensive when new; MSRP on it in 2018 dollars was roughly $70k.  That's without a quarter century's worth of appreciation as a rare and famous performance car, with legends and memes and whatnot inflating its worth even further.  For a low-mileage unmolested example, this isn't beyond reason at all for the hordes of collectors and tuners who want to get their hands on one.
 
2019-03-10 07:37:39 AM  

NEDM: It was a stock manual turbo Supra with just 11,200 miles on the clock.  It's not THAT out there.  These cars are in incredibly high demand.


This, they are collector's items now, especially the later models with 300+ horsepower
 
2019-03-10 08:03:39 AM  

Smoking GNU: Ok but y tho.


Collector cars are the hot "investment" bubble for fat old upper middle class men looking to recapture their lost virility.

If a car is more than 20 years old and had any sort of limited supply in existence or had a cult following, then people are rushing to restore them and keep them in garages to pass them off to the next fat old upper middle class man who will keep them in another garage... for a substantial markup.

Eventually the whole thing will come crashing down, but probably only as a side effect of whatever the next financial crisis we have.
 
2019-03-10 08:08:21 AM  

Smoking GNU: Ok but y tho.


Because they can't afford a Ferrari.
 
2019-03-10 08:49:22 AM  
Ha, joke's on the guy who bought this.

I've been hoarding a barn full of Cadillac Cimarrons, just waiting for my comeuppance.
 
2019-03-10 09:00:56 AM  

NEDM: It was a stock manual turbo Supra with just 11,200 miles on the clock.  It's not THAT out there.  These cars are in incredibly high demand.


Toyota makes the longest lasting cars in the industry with the lowest repair costs.

so says youtube 51 year mechanic scotty kilmer.
 
2019-03-10 09:02:46 AM  

Another Government Employee: Smoking GNU: Ok but y tho.

Because they can't afford a Ferrari.


bec those tend not to last and turn into money pits as they age.

you watch too many commercials.
 
2019-03-10 09:05:02 AM  

NEDM: ThatGuyFromTheInternet: I remember when money launderers at least tried to be subtle.

It's a Supra, not a Corolla.  The thing was already expensive when new; MSRP on it in 2018 dollars was roughly $70k.  That's without a quarter century's worth of appreciation as a rare and famous performance car, with legends and memes and whatnot inflating its worth even further.  For a low-mileage unmolested example, this isn't beyond reason at all for the hordes of collectors and tuners who want to get their hands on one.


Quality always stands the test of time.
 
2019-03-10 09:06:27 AM  

fatalvenom: Ha, joke's on the guy who bought this.

I've been hoarding a barn full of Cadillac Cimarrons, just waiting for my comeuppance.


caddies dont have the quality and longevity that Toyotas have.
 
2019-03-10 10:05:19 AM  
Alain Charnier seen quietly nodding in the corner.
 
2019-03-10 10:11:38 AM  

Linux_Yes: fatalvenom: Ha, joke's on the guy who bought this.

I've been hoarding a barn full of Cadillac Cimarrons, just waiting for my comeuppance.

caddies chevies dont have the quality and longevity that Toyotas have.


FTFY
 
2019-03-10 10:34:13 AM  
A fool and his money are soon parted.
 
2019-03-10 10:39:09 AM  

Jensaarai: Smoking GNU: Ok but y tho.

Collector cars are the hot "investment" bubble for fat old upper middle class men looking to recapture their lost virility.

If a car is more than 20 years old and had any sort of limited supply in existence or had a cult following, then people are rushing to restore them and keep them in garages to pass them off to the next fat old upper middle class man who will keep them in another garage... for a substantial markup.

Eventually the whole thing will come crashing down, but probably only as a side effect of whatever the next financial crisis we have.


My High School parking lot is probably worth millions now...
 
2019-03-10 10:56:09 AM  

Linux_Yes: NEDM: It was a stock manual turbo Supra with just 11,200 miles on the clock.  It's not THAT out there.  These cars are in incredibly high demand.

Toyota makes the longest lasting cars in the industry with the lowest repair costs.

so says youtube 51 year mechanic scotty kilmer.


so says squeaks youtube 51 year mechanic scotty kilmer.

FTFY
 
2019-03-10 10:57:22 AM  
Why no love for the mercury lynx?
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2019-03-10 11:27:22 AM  
In the mid 90's I had a 1981 Toyota "Celica Supra" 2 door hatchback. It was a little beat up, and I maybe paid $1,400 for it. I was already working as an engineer, so I could afford a better car, but I've always gone in low because I'm a cheap ass.

It didn't do much to impress the ladies but holy shiat that car was fun to drive.

Not mine, but this was it: white with the pinstripe and louvers on the hatch for extra badassery. I forget if mine had louvers on the rear windows...I think it did.

davidsclassiccars.comView Full Size
 
2019-03-10 11:35:15 AM  
D. Too much.

(Nice car but it's notvreally worth the effort or expense)
 
2019-03-10 11:46:50 AM  

Chevello: Linux_Yes: NEDM: It was a stock manual turbo Supra with just 11,200 miles on the clock.  It's not THAT out there.  These cars are in incredibly high demand.

Toyota makes the longest lasting cars in the industry with the lowest repair costs.

so says youtube 51 year mechanic scotty kilmer.

so says squeaks youtube 51 year mechanic scotty kilmer.

FTFY


ah oh

another 12 year old posting on fark.
 
2019-03-10 11:48:05 AM  

H31N0US: In the mid 90's I had a 1981 Toyota "Celica Supra" 2 door hatchback. It was a little beat up, and I maybe paid $1,400 for it. I was already working as an engineer, so I could afford a better car, but I've always gone in low because I'm a cheap ass.

It didn't do much to impress the ladies but holy shiat that car was fun to drive.

Not mine, but this was it: white with the pinstripe and louvers on the hatch for extra badassery. I forget if mine had louvers on the rear windows...I think it did.

[davidsclassiccars.com image 640x480]


Quality always wins in the long run.
 
2019-03-10 11:50:51 AM  

minivanracer: A fool and his money are soon parted.


i wouldnt pay that much for any car in existence.  house but not car. well built car though.
 
2019-03-10 12:03:00 PM  

Linux_Yes: NEDM: It was a stock manual turbo Supra with just 11,200 miles on the clock.  It's not THAT out there.  These cars are in incredibly high demand.

Toyota makes the longest lasting cars in the industry with the lowest repair costs.

so says youtube 51 year mechanic scotty kilmer.


He also peddles transmission fluid additives, so I'd not worry too much about the Nixon era shill.
 
2019-03-10 12:16:04 PM  
Anyone want to give $150k for a 2010 Toyota Yaris? Just imagine you could get over $300k for it in a decade or so!
 
2019-03-10 12:22:08 PM  
Classic cars are worth lots of money???  Especially in pristine original condition???  Wow.
 
2019-03-10 12:40:15 PM  
Gotta do something with all that extra cash Trump decided the gov't didn't need.
 
2019-03-10 12:42:33 PM  

H31N0US: In the mid 90's I had a 1981 Toyota "Celica Supra" 2 door hatchback. It was a little beat up, and I maybe paid $1,400 for it. I was already working as an engineer, so I could afford a better car, but I've always gone in low because I'm a cheap ass.

It didn't do much to impress the ladies but holy shiat that car was fun to drive.

Not mine, but this was it: white with the pinstripe and louvers on the hatch for extra badassery. I forget if mine had louvers on the rear windows...I think it did.

[davidsclassiccars.com image 640x480]


I can remember going to the Toyota dealer with my dad around that time and lusting after a Supra just like that.
 
2019-03-10 01:10:46 PM  
I knew a guy who had 3 different Porsches that he bought new (forget the models but less than 15 years old).
He just let them sit in his garage.  It was a nice garage. Clean. Climate controlled.

He would show these off to visitors.  "These are better than money in the market!" he would say.

He never started them.
Never removed the gas.
Never moved them.

He died a few years later of colon cancer.  Had no insurance.
His wife contacted all their "friends" at the local Porsche Club to sell the cars.
She was shocked to find that no one really wanted to buy them for more than 1/3 of what he originally paid for them due to all the work that needed to be done to them.

I knew another guy who was a Porsche nut back in the late 70's who bought a new 914 and kept it in the garage with a sheet over it.  Only took it out on nice days to drive to his office, then back to the garage and the sheet.
He would spend the weekend detailing it.
The entire point of this exercise was to take it to a Porsche Club of America Concours TEN to TWENTY YEARS LATER to win an award.
In concours judging, you get points for how original a vehicle is.  Every.Single.Part.
You also got points for miles. So if one car has zero miles and another identical car has 10K, the higher milage car wins.

Everybody needs a hobby I guess.
 
2019-03-10 01:18:22 PM  
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2019-03-10 01:21:27 PM  

Linux_Yes: Chevello: Linux_Yes: NEDM: It was a stock manual turbo Supra with just 11,200 miles on the clock.  It's not THAT out there.  These cars are in incredibly high demand.

Toyota makes the longest lasting cars in the industry with the lowest repair costs.

so says youtube 51 year mechanic scotty kilmer.

so says squeaks youtube 51 year mechanic scotty kilmer.

FTFY

ah oh

another 12 year old posting on fark.


I didn't say he's bad. His method of delivery is offputting to me because of his voice.
 
2019-03-10 01:59:51 PM  
That car was a huge deal when it came out. I remember the literature talking about how the carpet fibers were hollow to reduce weight.
 
2019-03-10 02:02:41 PM  

AuralArgument: Why no love for the mercury lynx?
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That was my first car. Dad had to keep replacing the plastic 2nd/reverse gear in the trans cuz i would rag it out.
 
2019-03-10 02:02:46 PM  
I knew this Filipino girl that had one of these back in the late 90's. It pissed off  a lot of the serious car guys at work that she had it. Basically she was a very pretty girl, was 20 or 21 and had an old sugar daddy that bought it for her. But anyway she got into a bad accident and completely destroyed the car and she wasn't very pretty afterwards.
 
2019-03-10 02:20:37 PM  

ongbok: I knew this Filipino girl that had one of these back in the late 90's. It pissed off  a lot of the serious car guys at work that she had it. Basically she was a very pretty girl, was 20 or 21 and had an old sugar daddy that bought it for her. But anyway she got into a bad accident and completely destroyed the car and she wasn't very pretty afterwards.


Well, that escalated quickly.
 
2019-03-10 03:26:42 PM  
Dad had one briefly, somewhere around 1989 or so. It was magnificent. Might have been used. I never did drive it but my brother did test its limits. Great car.
 
2019-03-10 03:34:30 PM  
This ranks at just about the bottom of surprising things I've ever read. These are iconic classics.
 
2019-03-10 04:06:18 PM  
People used to spend crazy money on baseball cards, too.
 
2019-03-10 04:50:04 PM  

4seasons85!: Anyone want to give $150k for a 2010 Toyota Yaris? Just imagine you could get over $300k for it in a decade or so!


I'd take only $100,000 for my 1990 Mustang. Only 220,000 miles.
 
2019-03-10 05:01:54 PM  
Stock for stock I'd take an NSX all day every day. Supras are only desirable because the stock bottom end is basically indestructible, so they can make ridiculous power. You don't see this kind of adulation for the SC300 and it's the same damn car,just without the 2JZ.
 
2019-03-10 05:15:52 PM  
I had an 86 in high school.  That car got me in a lot of trouble.  Still makes me smile thinking about it.
 
2019-03-10 05:18:52 PM  

Chevello: Linux_Yes: Chevello: Linux_Yes: NEDM: It was a stock manual turbo Supra with just 11,200 miles on the clock.  It's not THAT out there.  These cars are in incredibly high demand.

Toyota makes the longest lasting cars in the industry with the lowest repair costs.

so says youtube 51 year mechanic scotty kilmer.

so says squeaks youtube 51 year mechanic scotty kilmer.

FTFY

ah oh

another 12 year old posting on fark.

I didn't say he's bad. His method of delivery is offputting to me because of his voice.


You don't like getting screamed at by the neighbourhood's crazy guy?
 
2019-03-10 05:57:34 PM  
I blame Fast & Furious. And driving video games.
 
2019-03-10 07:00:07 PM  
I wouldn't pay $100k+ for any car like that even if I had Bill Gates's money.

\Farkin' crazy people
 
2019-03-10 07:16:08 PM  
Here is the thing, The problem is finding one that hasn't been modded to hell and back,
Original ones are hard to find at any mileage,
 
2019-03-10 07:31:56 PM  
Why did a 94 Supra sell for $173,000?  Simple.  The people who can throw money away on this sort of thing are too young to give a shiat about Yenko Camaro's and the other muscle cars that commanded these ridiculous prices ten years ago.

There may be hope for my S197 someday after all...
 
2019-03-10 07:37:44 PM  

fatalvenom: Ha, joke's on the guy who bought this.

I've been hoarding a barn full of Cadillac Cimarrons, just waiting for my comeuppance.


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2019-03-10 08:20:01 PM  

Another Government Employee: Smoking GNU: Ok but y tho.

Because they can't afford a Ferrari.


You could easily get a 1994 Ferrari for that kind of money.
 
2019-03-10 08:21:49 PM  

debug: Another Government Employee: Smoking GNU: Ok but y tho.

Because they can't afford a Ferrari.

You could easily get a 1994 Ferrari for that kind of money.


That needs $50,000 worth of work.
 
2019-03-10 08:29:58 PM  

Another Government Employee: debug: Another Government Employee: Smoking GNU: Ok but y tho.

Because they can't afford a Ferrari.

You could easily get a 1994 Ferrari for that kind of money.

That needs $50,000 worth of work.


A 25 year old Ferrari 348 can be had for 60k, so you're probably not putting 50k into it for repairs. Even if you did, you would still have another 50k+ left that mr Supra buyer doesn't.

https://www.cargurus.com/Cars/l-Used-​F​errari-348-d1218#listing=232883828
 
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