All Original: 1987 Toyota Supra MKIII Turbo – SOLD FOR $10,000!
May 31, 2021 Update – We’re pleased to report the seller and the highest bidder came to an agreement a few days after the auction for a sale price of $10,000! At GuysWithRides, we don’t just focus on the auction, we work with sellers and buyers until we find a new caretaker for each ride we feature!
May 27, 2021 Update – While the bidding ramped up at the very end, the high bid was not enough to meet the seller’s reserve. Consequently, we’ve moved this Supra to our “Rides Still Available” page where the seller has agreed to accept $12,000 for what is a very original MkIII Supra Turbo in great condition.
GuysWithRides.com is excited to offer this 98K original mile and unmolested, 1987 Toyota Supra MkIII Turbo for our latest reserve auction lot. Bidding opens Thursday, May 13, 2021, at Noon Eastern Time and continues for 14 days through Thursday, May 27 at 7:00 pm. This Supra Turbo is currently located about one hour east of Philadelphia International Airport in Central New Jersey.
Here’s a walk-around video of this completely stock ’87 Toyota Supra MkIII Turbo:
The third-generation Toyota Supra represented a marked shift from the preceding era and created further differentiation between the grand touring two-door and the hot hatch Celica. The MKIII came with both naturally aspirated and turbocharged six-cylinder powerplants, transitioning from the 5MGE inline-six to the new 7M-GE or 7M-GTE, depending on which engine option you chose. The Supra, like so many other Japanese sports cars, also incorporated numerous technology features, including the self-adjusting TEMS suspension, headlight washers, and three-channel ABS brakes. Though decidedly having more of a grand tourer personality than an outright performance car, the MK3 Supra showed you can own a high-performance coupe with Toyota reliability baked right in.
Dan, the current caretaker of this of the survivor quality Supra MkIII, became the fourth owner in 2010. An avid Toyota Supra fan, he has owned a number of examples of the brand over the years. Dan has kept this Supra original right down to the factory radio and even more interesting, the turbo cool-down warning label pasted on the driver’s door at the factory remains in place.
While this car is a great survivor-quality example, Dan is not afraid to drive it and as such, we rate the paint as driver-quality. That said, a weekend’s worth of paint correction and detailing will have this Supra show ready. Even more striking is how like-new the original cloth upholstery appears that is clearly a sign this car has been kept out the sun when not in use.
The CarFax below confirms this Supra has never been in an accident. Dan notes that last year, he proactively had the head gasket replaced that included an upgrade of the head studs with brand new ARP Grade 8 steel units. While every option and light worked during our filing of the car, we note that the air conditioning system appears to need a charge, although Dan notes the A/C systems of this vintage of Supra were never that cold to begin with.
To help you make informed bids, below is a summary of the Hagerty Insurance Online Valuation Tool estimates based on condition:
Additionally, Classic.com, the analytics and search engine for the Classic Car market, provides the interactive graph of recent comparable sales in the past five years. By clicking on the green dots, you can navigate to each comparable car sold as a way to help you make an educated bid on the car we are featuring for auction here:
We’re pleased to report Dan agreed to a reasonable reserve price we believe will help find the next caretaker for this neat piece of history!
If you have any questions about this 1987 Toyota Supra MkIII Turbo, please leave a comment below or feel free to call Rudy directly at 877-468-6497. Thank you for looking and happy bidding!