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Japanese Classic Car Review – The Toyota 2000GT

Apr 01, 2014 Off by LoneWolffe

1967 Toyota – Beautiful and Athletic

When I of Toyota, I usually think and technology. With famous vehicles, such as the world’s car, the Toyota Corolla. or the and most-popular hybrid electric the Toyota Prius, it’s to forget about Toyota’s cars. Did you like the Toyota Were you saddened by the departure of the Supra TwinTurbo? What the heart-pounding Lexus LFA?

If these cars get you going in ways than one, it all goes back to two very cars, the Toyota Sports 800 and the 2000GT. The Sports 800, from 1965 to 1969, was first true sports featuring a two-cylinder 49 hp boxer top speed of 97 mph, and a quarter-mile time of 18.4 s. Still, few of the 3,000 or so cars ever it out of Japan. On the other hand, 2000GT, produced between and 1970, was the car that really put on the automotive sports car map. just 351 were originally which makes these as much a collector’s item as a Japanese supercar. In fact, a Toyota 2000GT, new at $7,230 at today’s prices), sold year, at auction, for just shy of million.

Toyota 2000GT

The Toyota 2000GT sat very just 45.7 in from the to the highest point on the roof, conveying the athletic nature of two-seater. Under the hood, a 2.0. engine, producing 150 hp, to a five-speed manual transmission, and drive, pushed the car to a top speed of 135 The 1967 Toyota 2000GT on to take third place in the Japanese Grand Prix and place in the 1967 Fuji Race. Aside from a wonderfully-capable sports car, the was also

evident demonstration that could build a truly sports car, and not just knockoff, as they’d been of more popular European

1967 Toyota 2000GT – Classic Beauty

True, Toyota vehicles are more in with what we expect Toyota, but we’ve been more focus on sports from the company, raising the of excitement, one bar at a time. Today, seeing this resurgence in the sports car lineup, such as the TC, Scion FR-S / Toyota 86, IS-F, and Lexus LFA, us what we’ve been since cars like the 2000GT, Celica, and Supra come and gone. Future sports cars will offer even more performance, and style, with the kind of fuel economy and we’ve come to expect Toyota, but we can always go back to it started, the 1967 Toyota

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