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Toyota 2000GT

Toyota 2000GT

It was as good a sports car as any automaker could Coming from a Japanese with no sporting tradition, the 2000GT was simply astonishing.


had been building cars for 30 but they’d been mundane of high reliability, little and no soul. A world-class Grand automobile would do wonders for its

The solution started as a sports-car built by Yamaha for Toyota’s Nissan. Heavily involved in the was Count Albrecht Goertz, who had the BMW 507. When Nissan down the prototype, Yamaha it to Toyota, which, after slight changes, unveiled it at the Tokyo Motor Show as the Sales began in 1967.

Outsized driving lights awkward pop-up headlamps the nose, but the aluminum-bodied two-seat was otherwise a fresh blend of elements. The steel backbone and independent suspension were by the Lotus Elan. Rack-and-pinion four-wheel disc brakes first on a Japanese production and magnesium-alloy road wheels de rigueur in Europe but unheard of in an Power came from a 2.0-liter dohc conversion of the sohc inline-six from big Crown sedan.

Toyota 2000GT

The interior had decent room for two adults, though just 4.8 feet of luggage space. however, was luxurious for a sports car of the full instrumentation in a rosewood a modern heating/ventilating system, AM radio, rally clock/stopwatch, steering wheel, and a comprehensive kit.

The 2000GT appeared in with independent suspension, discs, and a gritty twincam four. Just 337 were

Low production precluded volume at a reasonable price, but the car was the image-maker desired. Acceleration was very for the available power, and overall was superb. When it comes to and handling, nobody in his right could need or want in a road vehicle than the has to offer, said Road in June 1967. Prototypes did in Japanese sports-car races, and Shelby’s competition group three 2000GTs into SCCA C-production winners. For measure, a couple of convertibles run off for the James Bond film You Live Twice. Overall, the 2000GT was just a bit ahead of its The world was not quite ready for a GT at Jaguar prices.

Toyota 2000GT
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