Behold the Best Mark-1 Supra In the World & Guess Its Price
The first generation Supra, Celica Supra if we are picking nits, was a breakthrough car for Toyota. Although Toyota had build sporty-fun coupes for many years, the Supra was a new direction for the company. Combining both luxury and performance, the late-1970s Supra was quick for the times, and it had the goods to back up its sports-car pretentions. Bias alert – The author owned a 1979 Supra.
The 1979 Supra had an in-line, fuel-injected, six-cylinder engine. Available in both automatic and five-speed manual transmissions, the car was rear-wheel-drive and handling was very good. Like all classic cars, one needs to place the car in the times to have perspective on its performance. With four-wheel disc brakes and 60-series rubber, the car could also stop as well as go.
Luxury is also relative. Leather was available as was a hand-cranked sunroof. The audio system consisted of an AM/FM radio, and separately, a cassette player. Each with their own volume controls. When the cassette player was stolen from mine, the radio still worked!
Take a look at the finish on this 1979 car that sold this past year by Mike Stanton of Super Motor Sports of NY. It is hard to imagine a 35-year old car of any make looking so well preserved. What do you think it sold for? We will reveal the price after a few readers guess.