First Ever 2020 Toyota GR Supra Sold at $2.1 Million, Charities And Foundations To Benefit From Proceeds

Toyota Supra displayed at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Michigan
Membes of the media gather around the 2020 Toyota Supra unveiled during the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Michigan, U.S., January 14, 2019. (Photo: REUTERS/Brendan Mcdermid)

The very first 2020 Toyota GR Supra was sold at an amazing price of $2.1 Million which goes a long way.

The crowd went wild at the WestWorld of Scottsdale where the 48th Annual Barrett-Jackson Auction was held last January 19. The very first Toyota GR Supra was finally auctioned for charity at the unbelievable $2.1 Million.

SlashGear hinted that the 2020 Toyota GR Supra's original base price starts at $50,000 that is why having the very first Supra to come off from the Global #1 assembly line and be auctioned at such a high price made the crowd unstoppably freaking out.

This was not the first time that 2020 Toyota GR Supra was seen in public though. On January 14, 2020, Supra debuted in Detroit at 2019 during the 2019 North American International Auto Show and since then, car lovers kept watch on who will be the very first person to drive the 2020 Supra.

2020 Toyota GR Supra features a matte gray exterior, red mirror caps, matte black wheels, with a red interior and carbon-fiber inserts. It is the only VIN that will end in 20201, 2020 signifying the of Supra's world introduction and 1 meaning it is the first vehicle to come out of the assembly line.

In a statement made after the auction, Bob Carter, executive vice president of sales, Toyota Motor North America said that they did the first production 2020 GR Supra justice that night at Barrett-Jackson. He even added that when Toyota launches a vehicle of such caliber, they only get a chance to do it right and the auction was the perfect setting.

Carter later said that after 20 years what happened at the auction marks the return of a legend which sports car enthusiasts have been dreaming. He ended his statement by saying that Toyota is glad to be a part in turning the car enthusiasts' dream of sliding behind the wheel of an all-new 2020 Toyota GR Supra.

Proceeds from the auction will go a very long way. 2020 Toyota GR Supra sales support the American Heart Association (AHA), the oldest and largest voluntary organization dedicated to fighting heart disease and stroke. Another Supra beneficiary is the Bob Woodruff Foundation (BWF), which aides the post-9/11 impacted veterans as well as their families.

Craig Jackson, chairman, and CEO of Barrett-Jackson expressed his joy of becoming a part of the charitable work through a statement he released. He said that it was an honor to have Bob Carter and the Toyota team joins them for the historic sale of the very first 2020 Toyota GR Supra and for allowing them to be part of Toyota's effort to provide for the military veterans as well to fight against heart disease and stroke, according to The Toyota News Pressroom.

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