Toyota Tundra Capstone #001 sells for $700,000

It is really customary these days for automakers to auction off the initially generation case in point of their newest halo cars for charity. Normally, these are the “it” sporting activities cars and trucks of the moment, like a 2023 70th Anniversary Version Corvette, which not too long ago fetched a document $3.6 million, or the very first fifth-gen Toyota Supra, which marketed in 2019 for $2.1 million. On the other hand, the initially manufacturing 2022 Toyota Tundra Capstone crossed the block above the weekend for $700,000.

As Toyota’s new flagship pickup the Capstone is magnificent, with its Lexus LS-good quality leather-based and walnut trim, but we you should not know that it really is really worth the selling price of a Rolls Royce Phantom and Lamborghini Huracan Evo. Of system, the price tag was bolstered by the actuality that each cent goes to the Toyota U.S. Paralympic Fund that advantages athletes with disabilities. The proprietor also receives bragging legal rights for proudly owning a Tundra Capstone with a VIN ending in 001, indicating it is the to start with manufacturing Tundra Capstone to roll out of Toyota’s San Antonio, Texas, plant. Also, neither the Bentley nor Lambo can tow a 10,340-pound trailer or haul a fridge, so there is certainly that. 

At the exact same auction, an orange 2022 Tundra TRD Pro marketed for $550,000 with revenue likely to the identical fund. On this truck the VIN ends in  002, which just is not as amazing (even though you can find no phrase on the place VIN 001 went). That’s a full of 1.25 million heading in the direction of Paralympic athletes.

We would be remiss if we failed to mention that a Toyota Tundra Capstone starts at $75,225, so the successful bidder compensated approximately 10 instances as significantly. The 2022 Tundra TRD Pro’s pricing has not been introduced nonetheless, but previous-era 2021 designs get started at about $60,000.

The auctions also display that halo autos these times will need not be cars at all. Specially for Toyota, its most fervent fanatic base these times would seem to occur from Tacoma, 4Runner, and Land Cruiser homeowners. Its sports activities vehicle enthusiasts could simply go to Subaru or BMW, but overlanding and off-roading have taken off in a huge way and it is high-time Toyota capitalized on its famous standing for toughness and 4-wheeling prowess.

If you’re still reeling from the Tundra’s selling price, consider this. The very first Bronco marketed final 12 months for $1.075 million although the to start with Hummer EV sold for $2.5 million. That will make the 1st Ram 1500 TRX seem to be like a relative discount at $410,000.