HomePick of the DayThird-gen 1986.5 Toyota Supra for sale by its original owner

Third-gen 1986.5 Toyota Supra for sale by its original owner


Toyota Supra has seen its fortunes rise in the collector car market as a new generation of collectors makes its presence known.   While the later Supras are the ones hitting the value peaks, especially those that are turbocharged, there is also increasing interesting in the earlier models.

The Pick of the Days sounds like a special example, a 1986.5 Toyota Supra coupe with very low mileage and just one owner, who is advertising the car on ClassicCars.com.

Supra “I purchased this 1986.5 Supra from a Toyota dealer in Delray Beach, Florida on May 1, 1986, and have been the proud owner ever since,” the Galax, Virginia, seller says in the ad. ”It has very low mileage of just 34,509 miles and has been garage kept since day one, making the condition of the vehicle excellent to near mint.”

That 1986.5 designation marks the beginning of the third-generation Supras, which were brought to showrooms midway through the model year.  The new cars were sleeker and sportier, and shed their former connection with the lesser Celica.

The Supras of this era were powered by Toyota’s 3.0-liter inline-6 engine that produced 200 horsepower, and earned them a reputation as highly competent cross-country touring cars.

Supra The private seller says the Supra is in great condition, the only alteration made over the years being a rear spoiler “added to further enhance the beauty of the automobile,” the seller says.

“There are no scratches or dents to the body and the paint is like new,” the owner notes. “The interior has high-quality burgundy leather seats and door trim, and a sporty five-speed manual transmission. The car is fast and fun to drive.

“I have enjoyed owning this beautiful Supra for 33 years and it is now time for me to let it go to a new owner that will enjoy it like I have.”

Supra The low-mileage Supra seems very reasonably priced at $14,500.  And its value is nearly certain to rise as millennial collectors seek them out in the future.

To view this listing on ClassicCars.com, see Pick of the Day.

Bob Golfen
Bob Golfen
Bob Golfen is a longtime automotive writer and editor, focusing on new vehicles, collector cars, car culture and the automotive lifestyle. He is the former automotive writer and editor for The Arizona Republic and SPEED.com, the website for the SPEED motorsports channel. He has written free-lance articles for a number of publications, including Autoweek, The New York Times and Barrett-Jackson auction catalogs. A collector car enthusiast with a wide range of knowledge about the old cars that we all love and desire, Bob enjoys tinkering with archaic machinery. His current obsession is a 1962 Porsche 356 Super coupe.


  1. I just love your morning "pick of the day". If you ever come upon a 71-76 Chevrolet Caprice Coupe in good condition please showcase it. My 72 Caprice Coupe was still probably the most beautiful vehicle I ever owned and it was my first car!

  2. 246 Horsepower?

    This doesn’t look like a Supra Turbo.

    The non-Turbo Supras had around 200 horsepower. They were dogs, even in the 1980’s.

    • Forapples, there was no turbo 1986.5 model. The turbo came out in 1987 and was 230hp. The non-turbo was a dog, but so was everything else in 1986. The Supra had more power than the IROC and the Mustang of the era, though it wasn’t as quick as either. Even the 1986 Corvette only had just over 200hp. The weight was hefty and the body roll was substantial. However, I loved the one I bought in May 1986 for $17,500.00.


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