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You read that: The first Toyota Supra 2020 sports coupe to be off the assembly line sold for a record $ 2.1 million last weekend at the annual auction held by Barrett-Jackson in Scottsdale, Arizona, making it the most expensive Japanese car of all time.

If you are wondering why someone would pay so much for a Supra, you are not alone. "I've never seen anyone pay a few million dollars for a car simply because they believe in a charitable organization," says McKeel Hagerty, whose eponymous firm in Traverse City, in the United States. Michigan, sells vintage auto insurance, tracks the values ​​of classic cars and drives drivers. Owner surveys.

Before Saturday, the highest price captured by a Supra was $ 199,000 for the stunt of the hit movie "Fast and Furious".

Media Launch Day & Fast & Furious Live & # 39;

Media Launch Day & Fast & Furious Live & # 39;Getty Images

"First you need to put the purchase in context," says Hagerty: "First of all, Japanese sports cars – brands and different model years – are very much in favor of the car. actual hour". However, more importantly, "there can only be one serial number 1," he says, making the Supra even more desirable.

The revival of the Toyota Supra has been a long time coming. The original disappeared from the US market in the late 1990s after gaining a cult reputation as a high-performance hatchback. Toyota President Akio Toyoda has set a goal of bringing the fast two-door to the fold.

"Driving enthusiasts can expect an exhilarating blend of power, precision and agility with a rear-drive design that honors the Toyota sports car's legacy of low center of gravity and optimal balance." between weight and weight, "according to the Supra press release distributed at the unveiling of the car last week at the 2019 North American Auto Show in Detroit.

This 2019 Ford GT Heritage, the first assembly line, raised $ 2.5 million for United Way.

This 2019 Ford GT Heritage, the first assembly line, raised $ 2.5 million for United Way.Barrett-Jackson

The 2020 Supra shares a lot with the latest BMW Z4 roadster. The chassis, the 3.0-liter turbocharged six-cylinder engine and the eight-speed automatic transmission all come from the Bavarian automaker. However, everyone has been optimized by the Japanese manufacturer. Toyota reports an acceleration from zero to 60 mph in 4.1 seconds.

The winning bid for Barrett-Jackson was submitted by Jeanette and John Staluppi, owners of the Car of Dreams Museum in Palm Beach, Florida, and the third largest private dealer group in the United States.

The car will have a unique identification number ending in 20201 and a nameplate indicating its status as the first assembly line. It will be finished in matte gray with matte black wheels and, to highlight it, bright red mirrors and a red leather interior with carbon fiber inserts.

Another series 1 car, this Ford Mustang GT 500 2020 raised $ 1.1 million for the fight against diabetes.

Another series 1 car, this Ford Mustang GT 500 2020 raised $ 1.1 million for the fight against diabetes.Barrett-Jackson

The Staluppi will also receive the racing suit, gloves and helmet used by Toyoda to test the car, a VIP track day including a custom race suit, Toyota Owners 400 NASCAR race passes and a chance to drive. the car drive. with Michael Waltrip.

The proceeds from the sale were shared between the American Heart Association and the Bob Woodruff Foundation, a charity dedicated to post-911 affected veterans and their families.

It's not a first, but the 1981 Jeep CJ7 custom SUV raised $ 1.3 million for the Gary Sinise Foundation, which helps American veterans.

It's not a first, but the 1981 Jeep CJ7 custom SUV raised $ 1.3 million for the Gary Sinise Foundation, which helps American veterans.Barrett-Jackson

The Supra was not the only charity car to get seven figures at the Barrett-Jackson auction. A total of 16 charitable vehicles raised $ 9.6 million. Highlights include the first 2019 Ford GT Heritage to contribute $ 2.5 million to the United Way, the first $ 1.1 million Ford Mustang GT 500 2020 for JDRF and a 1981 Jeep CJ7 Custom SUV for 1,310 $ 000 for the Gary Sinise Foundation.

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You read that: The first Toyota Supra 2020 sports coupe to be off the assembly line sold for a record $ 2.1 million last weekend at the annual auction held by Barrett-Jackson in Scottsdale, Arizona, making it the most expensive Japanese car of all time.

If you are wondering why someone would pay so much for a Supra, you are not alone. "I've never seen anyone pay a few million dollars for a car simply because they believe in a charitable organization," says McKeel Hagerty, whose eponymous firm in Traverse City, in the United States. Michigan, sells vintage auto insurance, tracks the values ​​of classic cars and drives drivers. Owner surveys.

Before Saturday, the highest price captured by a Supra was $ 199,000 for the stunt of the hit movie "Fast and Furious".

Media Launch Day & Fast & Furious Live & # 39;

Media Launch Day 'Fast & Furious Live' Getty Images

"First you need to put the purchase in context," says Hagerty: "First of all, Japanese sports cars – brands and different model years – are very much in favor of the car. actual hour". However, more importantly, "there can only be one serial number 1," he says, making the Supra even more desirable.

The revival of the Toyota Supra has been a long time coming. The original disappeared from the US market in the late 1990s after gaining a cult reputation as a high-performance hatchback. Toyota President Akio Toyoda has set a goal of bringing the fast two-door to the fold.

"Driving enthusiasts can expect an exhilarating blend of power, precision and agility with a rear-drive design that celebrates the history of Toyota sports cars with its low center of gravity and balance. optimal weight and weight, "according to the Supra press release distributed at the unveiling of the car last week at the 2019 North American Auto Show in Detroit.

This 2019 Ford GT Heritage, the first assembly line, raised $ 2.5 million for United Way.

This 2019 Ford GT Heritage, the first assembly line, raised $ 2.5 million for Centraide.Barrett-Jackson

The 2020 Supra shares a lot with the latest BMW Z4 roadster. The chassis, the 3.0-liter turbocharged six-cylinder engine and the eight-speed automatic transmission all come from the Bavarian automaker. However, everyone has been optimized by the Japanese manufacturer. Toyota reports an acceleration from zero to 60 mph in 4.1 seconds.

The winning bid for Barrett-Jackson was submitted by Jeanette and John Staluppi, owners of the Car of Dreams Museum in Palm Beach, Florida, and the third largest private dealer group in the United States.

The car will have a unique identification number ending in 20201 and a nameplate indicating its status as the first assembly line. It will be finished in matte gray with matte black wheels and, to highlight it, bright red mirrors and a red leather interior with carbon fiber inserts.

Another series 1 car, this Ford Mustang GT 500 2020 raised $ 1.1 million for the fight against diabetes.

Another series 1 car, this 2020 Ford Mustang GT 500 raised $ 1.1 million for the fight against diabetes. Barrett-Jackson

The Staluppi will also receive the racing suit, gloves and helmet used by Toyoda to test the car, a VIP track day including a custom race suit, Toyota Owners 400 NASCAR race passes and a chance to drive. the car drive. with Michael Waltrip.

The proceeds from the sale were shared between the American Heart Association and the Bob Woodruff Foundation, a charity dedicated to post-911 affected veterans and their families.

It's not a first, but the 1981 Jeep CJ7 custom SUV raised $ 1.3 million for the Gary Sinise Foundation, which helps American veterans.

It's not a first, but the 1981 Jeep CJ7 Custom SUV raised $ 1.3 million for the Gary Sinise Foundation, which helps American veterans.Barrett-Jackson

The Supra was not the only charity car to get seven figures at the Barrett-Jackson auction. A total of 16 charitable vehicles raised $ 9.6 million. Highlights include the first 2019 Ford GT Heritage to contribute $ 2.5 million to the United Way, the first $ 1.1 million Ford Mustang GT 500 2020 for JDRF and a 1981 Jeep CJ7 Custom SUV for 1,310 $ 000 for the Gary Sinise Foundation.