If you've been watching last-gen Toyota Supra prices as closely as we have, you've probably seen the 7000-mile twin-turbo example that sold for a staggering $121,000 on Bring a Trailer a couple of weeks ago. A Toyota dealership in Chicago bought that car, and now, it seems they're selling it... for $500,000. That seemed a little strange, so we reached out to see what was really going on. Turns out, the car isn't really for sale, it's just part of the dealership's growing museum collection.
I spoke with Zach Leist, sales manager at Chicago Northside Toyota, who told me the Supra was purchased mainly to be used as a display piece to drum up sales for the new Supra, as well as join the dealership's growing collection of classics. It joins several vintage FJ SUVs, and will soon be joined by an MR2. The car was likely for inventory purposes, and Leist told me the half-million-dollar price tag was put there to ward off anyone who might be interested in buying it off them.
Leist added that even if the dealership's owner were to get a buyer willing to pay the extravagant asking price, they would probably refuse it. So if you're in the market for an ultra-clean Mk. IV Supra with all the right option boxes checked (and are willing to pay way over market price), we'd recommend looking elsewhere.