1967 Toyota 2000GT

By October 3, 2013Cars

Recently we’ve noticed that the 2000GT has been getting a ton of interest in the automotive auction world. This red number could be yours come November. Bid with an open mind (and checkbook) at RM Auctions – recent 2000GT sales have easily surpassed a cool million.

1967 Toyota 2000GT

“The 2000GT revolutionized the automotive world’s view of Japan. The 2000GT demonstrated that Japanese auto manufacturers could produce a sports car to rival those of Europe.”

 

More images of the 1967 Toyota 2000GT after the jump below…

 

 

1967 Toyota 2000GT

Toyota 2000GT/Wikipedia: The 2000GT revolutionized the automotive world’s view of Japan. The 2000GT demonstrated that Japanese auto manufacturers could produce a sports car to rival those of Europe, in contrast to Japan’s image at the time as a producer of imitative and stodgily practical vehicles. Reviewing a pre-production 2000GT in 1967, Road & Track magazine summed up the car as “one of the most exciting and enjoyable cars we’ve driven”, and compared it favorably to the Porsche 911. Today, the 2000GT is seen as the first seriously collectible Japanese car and the first “Japanese supercar”. Examples of the 2000GT have sold at auction for as much as US $1,200,000.

 
1967 Toyota 2000GT

1967 Toyota 2000GT

1967 Toyota 2000GT

1967 Toyota 2000GT

1967 Toyota 2000GT

1967 Toyota 2000GT

1967 Toyota 2000GT

1967 Toyota 2000GT

Tthe 2000GT made a memorable cameo in the James Bond film You Only Live Twice. Who could also forget that Skype’s in-dash video conferencing made its first appearance in a major studio release.

+ Source: 1967 Toyota 2000GT :: RM Auctions

 
 

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