Toyota 2000 GT
- Japanese first delivery
- Matching Numbers engine
- Original interior
- Original colour combination
Every major car nation has its icons. And Japan, as one of the world’s leading car nations, also has some models that stand out.
Above all Japanese cars, however, hovers the Toyota 2000 GT – a car of superlatives.
Today, Toyota is by far one of the largest car manufacturers in the world. But in the 1960s, the company still had a lot of development potential, especially in the large US market, and wanted a so-called “halo car” for it – a beautiful and ultra-modern sports car whose glamour rubbed off on the entire model range. For this purpose, Toyota worked together with Yamaha and created the Toyota 2000 GT as the first Japanese super sports car.
The 2000 GT was thus the Japanese equivalent of the BMW 507 and the Mercedes-Benz 300 SL. Like these, it was only built in a very small number of units and was very expensive as a new car. In terms of design, it was also aimed at the Porsche 911 and the Jaguar E-Type, but these were built in much higher numbers.
Only 351 examples were built between 1967 and 1970. From 1969 there was also a facelift with larger indicators.
Powered by a 2.0-litre DOHC in-line six-cylinder engine with 150 hp and a modern 5-speed gearbox, it achieved a top speed of 220 km/h. Servo-assisted disc brakes all round, a limited slip differential and coil springs on double wishbones all round were the state of the art in its day. 16 long-distance world records and some very successful races, among others with Carroll Shelby, have impressively underpinned this.
In addition to the high-quality technology, Toyota also attached great importance to a very high-quality interior in the 2000 GT, which is very well finished.
Our car was sold new in Japan in 1967, the first year of production. It was ordered in Pegasus White with black interior and manual transmission. It is a right-hand drive car, as are the vast majority of 2000 GTs, as most of the cars were sold in Japan.
The car remained in Japan until 2013, where it is said to have had only two owners. It was then sold to the UK, where it had one keeper, before being sold to its current German owner in 2015.
The car has its original “matching numbers” engine. In the past it was repainted once in silver, as we could see in old photos. About 20 years ago it was restored in Japan and repainted in its original colour. The underbody was thoroughly reworked and sealed here in Germany by an experienced specialist.
The interior is still in remarkably good original condition.
The car can be viewed by appointment at any time at our premises in 33415 Verl. A lifting platform is of course available for this purpose.
Please contact us if you are interested in further information.
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