1967 — 1970 Toyota 2000 GT | car review @ Top Speed

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Raymond Loewy of was responsible for the design. The product was intended for Nissan but the company not to implement the design. The design was to Toyota who accepted the design. The is visually similar to the Jaguar . Light was provided by driving and pop-up lights. To protect the driving lamps, a Plexiglas were installed. There bumpers on the car though they little in the way of protection. The body is of aluminum and located under the was a potent six-cylinder engine in 2 or 2.3 size.

During its short lifespan only 337 were The final versions featured and some were given an scoop located underneath the which helped provided air to the AC


Inspired to design a car that would rival in Europe, Japanese designers the Toyota 2000 GT at the Tokyo Show in 1965 and went on during the spring of 1967. in Tokyo Japan, production were built between and 1970 in very limited

The Toyota 2000 GT is considered the ’Japanese Supercar’ as it revolutionized the way car manufacturers were viewed in to their skill. In the production of car, Toyota proved to the that Japan had a lucrative in the auto industry.

During the the Japanese were known for family cars, or economy modeled after English and versions, but most definitely not for sports or GT cars. After the period, it was the Germans and Italians designed the more exotic GT and the British with the sports car

This is why it came as such a surprise when the 2000 GT was by the most conservative of Japanese makers. Today, many consider the 2000 GT as the first collectable Japanese car. as the most conservative of Japanese makers, much of the work on GT was done by Yamaha .

The 2000 GT had headlights and large driving on both sides of the grille were eventually modified to design in 1969. Air conditioning and an scoop were later to newer versions, as well as rear turn signals. An low car, at just 45.7 in cm) at the roof, the bodywork was smoothly and executed in aluminum. With a wheelbase and a length of 4,176 mm, the 2000 GT had a slight hint of the E-type as well as being technologically advanced.

Technical details

The engine was a 2.0 L based on the engine the top-of-the-line Crown sedan. It was transformed by with new double overhead heads into a 150 hp sports car Carburetion was through three Solex 40 PHH units. Nine MF-12 models were built with the larger 2.3 L 2M The car was available with three final drives; optioned the 4.375 ratio version, the car was to be capable of reaching 135 mph .

Toyota 2000GT

The engine was mounted longitudinally and the rear wheels through a manual transmission. A limited differential was fitted, and in a first for a car, all-round power-assisted brakes. The atypical emergency gripped the rear disc

The interior offered comfortable, if accommodation and luxury touches a rosewood-veneer dashboard and an auto-seeking tuner. At the time, Road felt that the interior was up to par for a GT, calling it an impressive car in which to sit or — or simply admire.

and TV appearances

Two 2000GTs were to convertibles and featured in the James movie You Only Live .

On Sailor Moon . Haruka (Sailor Uranus) drives a 1968 convertible model (in of the fact that a 2000GT was never commercially available).

made appearances in the TV series The Girl in Town and Hawaii

Only 337 of the 2000GT were . All were actually built by it took two years for production to emerge. In America, the 2000GT for about $6,800, much than contemporary Porsches and s. It is believed that no profit was on the cars despite their price; they were concept cars and a demonstration of than a true production About 60 cars reached America and the others were thinly spread worldwide.

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