Ultra rare 1967 Toyota 2000GT for sale

March 10th, 2009 by NZPC

Toyota 2000GT fq

An all original and super rare 1967 Toyota 2000GT has recently gone on sale in the States. One of only 84 built in left hand drive and one of the 62 US delivery cars it was purchased in 1972 from a Toyota dealer in St Louis by its owner of 35 years. A comprehensive re-commissioning has just been completed so it’s correct in every detail. A very hard car to find and they don’t come up for sale often, it’s priced at $450,000 USD that’s $823,000 NZ dollars or 24 new Toyota Corollas.

Why so much? The Toyota 2000GT was a sports car produced in very limited numbers in Japan. First seen at the Tokyo Motor Show of 1965, production vehicles were built between 1967 and 1970. Its significance comes in the way it revolutionised the automotive world’s view of Japan, formerly seen as a producer of imitative and stodgily practical vehicles, and showed that the Japanese makers could produce a sports car to rival those of Europe. Today, the car is seen as the first seriously collectible Japanese car, the first “Japanese Supercar”, and examples change hands for very high prices.