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ClassicsThis Toyota Sera is One of Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale's Hidden Gems

02:20  11 january  2019
02:20  11 january  2019 Source:   motortrend.com

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If you’re headed to Scottsdale for this year’ s Barrett - Jackson auction, you’ll have more than 1,500 vehicles to bid on. With enough funding, you could buy everything from the first production 2020 Toyota Supra to Ford’ s 2001 F-150 Lightning Rod concept truck, all four Transformers Bumblebee Camaros

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If you're headed to Scottsdale for this year's Barrett-Jackson auction, you'll have more than 1,500 vehicles to bid on. With enough funding, you could buy everything from the first production 2020 Toyota Supra to Ford's 2001 F-150 Lightning Rod concept truck, all four Transformers Bumblebee Camaros, and even a custom Mitsubishi Eclipse fromThe Hangover. But as interesting as those cars may be, the one we can't stop staring at is something completely different.

Yes, we're talking about this 1990 Toyota Sera. And if you only look at the spec sheet, we would totally understand you not getting why we're excited. After all, it's a front-engine, front-wheel-drive coupe that's mechanically similar to the Toyota Paseo. It's powered by a 1.5-liter four-cylinder that makes 110 hp and 98 lb-ft of torque. It has an automatic transmission and 75,000 miles on the odometer. Oh, and since the Sera was built exclusively for the Japanese market, it's right-hand-drive only. Not your typical collector car qualities.

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If you’re headed to Scottsdale for this year’ s Barrett - Jackson auction, you’ll have more than 1,500 vehicles to bid on. With enough funding, you could buy everything from the first production 2020 Toyota Supra to Ford’ s 2001 F-150 Lightning Rod concept truck, all four Transformers Bumblebee Camaros

Toyota Prius c on MSN Autos. See the latest models, reviews, ratings, photos, specs, information, pricing, and more. Request a dealer quote or view used cars at MSN Autos. This Toyota Sera is one of Barrett - Jackson Scottsdale ' s hidden gems .

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But since it only weighs about 2,000 pounds, that 110 hp probably goes farther than you might think. Plus, just look at it. This particular Sera might be from 1990, but it looks like it's been immaculately maintained, and the green paint is still eye-catching. Oh, and it has trick-opening dihedral doors that Gordon Murray credits for inspiring the ones on the McLaren F1. How many economy cars can claim they influenced a supercar icon?

The design is clearly straight out of the 1990s, and that's not a bad thing. Still, it packs a few features you might not expect such as rain-sensing wipers and parking sensors. It also has a Super Live Surround Sound stereo system that offers a very 1990s "casual mode." This particular Sera comes with the original manuals, spare tire, road flares, and tools.

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The best thing about the Sera, though, isn't the heaping dose of 1990s JDM nostalgia that it delivers. It's the fact that these McLaren-inspiring coupes are a relative bargain. We have a feeling this car will be a lot easier on your wallet than some of the other lots set to cross the block. And if you nab this one, you get the same doors found on much pricier exotics.

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Never heard of a Toyota Sera before? Learn more about the 1990 example crossing the block at Barrett - Jackson ' s 2019 Scottsdale auction. According to Barrett - Jackson , this is one of the first Seras to be built (of some 16,000 total cars) and the first one to be imported to the U. S . under the

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