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Hagerty Employee

Rare and shapely, could this pristine '68 Toyota 2000GT brush $1M?

More than five decades after production of the Toyota 2000GT ended, the short-lived Japanese sports car still stands tall. Figuratively speaking. It seems that whenever one comes to market, especially in left-hand-drive configuration, the buzz is palpable. Can you hear it?
https://www.hagerty.com/media/auctions/rare-and-shapely-could-this-pristine-68-toyota-2000gt-brush-1...
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RokemRonnie
Instructor

"Construction incorporated a steel X-shaped backbone-style chassis wrapped in aluminum bodywork that was styled by Toyota’s Satoru Nozaki."

Under the bodywork, the 2000GT is essentially a six cylinder Lotus Elan:

https://rokemneedlearts.com/images/toyota2000gtelan.jpg
hyperv6
Racer

This is one of the few cars from Japan that justifies the money. It is good looking and historic. It is a true rare car unlike the many 1 of 5000 claimed rare. 

The Brock and Shelby connection is also key.

 

The 2 convertibles are the real treasures. The Bond car is the bestie have.

Gary_Bechtold
Specialist

I have seen two 2000GT's in person. One in white like above and it was gorgeous. The other one was in red. Such a beautiful and amazing car. I'll only own a 1:18 scale model of one of these cars.
CJinSD
Instructor

While the 2000GT may have been superior to any contemporary Porsche short of a 911R, the Toyota is commanding some serious coin for a car with a small interior and a pretty ordinary performance envelope. Maybe I'd feel differently were I short.
SuperDeLuxe
Advanced Driver

A jewel of unappreciated greatness, from an era when well heeled Americans able to afford such a car would have turned up their noses. Now only the trust-fund elite with a penchant for the unusual and unlimited wealth can afford one. Irony anyone?
Tinkerah
Engineer

Gosh, the best-looking Toyota I've ever seen by leaps and bounds!
SAG
Technician

Great Design.
lot of spin-off's on this body design.
Opel GT, Datsun 'Z'.
SAG
Technician

$1.0M
Low for this car.
The Italian's hadn't even conceived this design.
& I'm a Italian car enthusiast.
SAG
Technician

The 'E-Type' would be the closest.
"why do the British drink warm Beer?
_ they have "Lucas Refrigerators"
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