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Old 12-11-2009, 09:54 PM   #1
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Thumbs up Beautiful Toyota 2000GT for sale in Japan

Now here's a car you definitely won't see at your local used car lot. A fully restored example of Toyota's iconic 2000GT is currently up for sale in Japan by a Tokyo-based dealer. This classic GT is one out of some 351 production models cars built between 1967 and 1970.

The 2000GT is widely considered to be Japan's first proper supercar and the forefather of high-end sports cars from the Land of the Rising Sun such as the modern day Lexus LFA.



The Japanese rear-wheel drive sports car made its world debut at the 1965 Tokyo Motor Show, however, it took Toyota two more years to begin delivering the first examples to buyers.


There's a debate on who's responsible for the styling of the 2000GT as some insist that Toyota refined the original design by Yamaha and German-American designer Albrecht Goertz, the creator of the BMW 507, but most seem to concur that Toyota designer Satoru Nozaki should be the one credited for the car's styling.


Then again, there are those that don't care about the debate claiming that whoever designed the car was greatly influenced by Jaguar's legendary E-Type Coupe.


Styling aside, the 2000GT featured an aluminum body while power was provided by a 2.0-liter twin-cam straight-six sourced from the Toyota Crown but heavily modified by Yamaha, which drove the rear wheels through a five-speed manual transmission.


This particular 2000GT is 1970 model that underwent a painstaking and detailed restoration that is said to have lasted six years. The dealer said that the 2000GT had clocked 90,000 km (about 56,000 miles) before the restoration started in 2003. No word on pricing but you know the saying...


















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Old 12-11-2009, 10:22 PM   #2
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a truly amazing car to be seen
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Old 12-12-2009, 01:14 AM   #3
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oh my god!! that thing looks like a fuking dream!! that interior is beautiful!
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Old 12-12-2009, 04:58 PM   #4
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That car is just amazing. That car has to bell into the 6 digit price range. Just a piece of art. It kind of looks like a Jaguar
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I love that toyota green color
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Old 12-13-2009, 10:37 PM   #6
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I love everything about that car except for the blue fog lights.... doesn't go with the scheme!!
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yea they need to be yellow like they are from the factory
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oh my god... i am so in love with that dash. aw hell the whole thing is just gorgeous. only 351 made, wow
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yea they need to be yellow like they are from the factory



that is factory...........Thats what a restoration is about
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crap my mistake, i thought they were yellow from the factory for some reason. well now i know lol
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