A Toyota Supra racking up $2.1 million at auction is not something that happens every day, even if we're talking about the first production A90 Supra finished in an exclusive Phantom matte grey paint.
A testimony of the enormous interest around the Supra is the fact it actually sold for way more money than the first production Mustang Shelby GT500 ($1.1 million), McLaren Senna VIN 005 ($1.45 million), 2014 Mercedes-AMG G63 6×6 ($1.2 million), and Lexus LFA Nürburgring Edition ($0.91 million).
The only car that brought in more money at the Barrett-Jackson auction over the weekend was the 2019 Ford GT Heritage Edition VIN001, which sold for $2.5 million. But then again, that’s a limited-edition mid-engined supercar, and the difference wasn’t that great anyway.
Back to the $2.1 million Toyota. Besides the unique VIN ending in 20201, its standout feature is the Phantom matte grey paint. Given the Supra’s kinship with the all-new BMW Z4 Roadster, we wondered if this color is actually the Frozen Grey paint featured on many BMW models. After all, the two colors look alike — at least in photos.
As it turns out, we were wrong to make that assumption. We contacted Toyota USA and got the following answer. "The Phantom matte grey color is unique to Supra and not shared with any other BMW models," Nancy Hubbell, Senior Manager, Toyota Product Communications told Carscoops via e-mail.
Interestingly, since Toyota pointed out that the one-off Supra’s exterior was "factory-finished" with the matte grey paint, this might mean we could see more custom paints on the Supra in the future. After all, customers have shown an enormous amount of interest in limited editions of the reborn sports coupe, to the point where they overloaded Toyota’s ordering system in the UK. Surely the automaker won’t leave this chance to offer something more interesting down the road and charge a nice premium for it…