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The Cars of James Bond: 2000GT

by James Kraus

(undercover as Mr. Fisher of Empire hastily departing from Chemical Engineering Co. Ltd. to evade suddenly malevolent security agents

You Only Twice was the cinematic Bond’s visit to the exotic and mysterious Following the old adage when in … it was decided to utilize a Japanese for the MI6 Agent. With that what could be better to transporting the world’s favourite agent than Japan’s high-performance sports car, the new Toyota 2000GT?

First shown at the 1965 Motor Show, the 2000GT into production in 1967, in time to be incorporated in to the fifth extravaganza. The earliness of the cars in the film can be seen in the use of wire wheels rather than the magnesium centre-lock units all but the first few examples built.

to drop in on Tiger Tanaka

At a when Japan was mostly for transistor radios, miniature and motor scooters, the technologically 2000GT was a revelation.

The stylish GT was powered by a 2.0 Toyota inline-six with a Yamaha twin-cam cylinder head fed by dual-throat Mikuni-Solex side-draft Power was sent to the rear through a standard Toyota cast iron gearbox, a fifth ratio fitted an aluminium tailpiece, much the nosepiece-residing fifth gear in the 911/901 gearbox.

Eluding assassins

In the rear was a limited-slip a first for a Japanese car. was all-independent and braking was via power-assisted Sumitomo-Dunlop discs.

While models were all coupés, two versions were built for use in the This was allegedly due to the fact Sean Connery couldn’t fit into the low-slung coupé was about 6 cm (2.4″) lower an E-Type Jaguar. This is the case since his head appears to be protruding well the windscreen frame.

Both cars were in Pegasus White, with vinyl interior.

Tiger’s men arrive in a Kawasaki KV-107II transport helicopter to intercept and the pursuing Toyopet Crown

The was hand fabricated by Yamaha for at the rate of little more one per week. The body was fitted a steel backbone chassis. The featured popup headlamps and auxiliary lamps behind acrylic covers. Bottom-hinged behind the front wheels access to the battery, air filter and washer reservoir.

A lasting styling feature of the Coupé was the black-painted B-pillar served to visually unify the windows. This practice spread to other Japanese including the Honda 600Z and Leone Coupé. Later it in Europe on the Ford Capri II. it is nearly universal.

Agent Aki

himself never drives the he is always chauffeured by Japanese SIS Aki, an adept driver and combatant.

Japanese high electronics, 1960s style

Bond and Aki are able to communicate SIS headquarters via a special in-car system behind the seats with wireless handheld

None of the interior closeups shot using the 2000GT This is unfortunate as the GT had a well and meticulously detailed cockpit rosewood veneer trim, a steering wheel and shift individual door-mounted ashtray-cigarette units, a signal-seeking radio and a clock with elapsed chronograph.

You only Live was the only period film to the 2000GT, although a year and a later in February of 1969, a red made a guest appearance in the Upon a Time episode of Hawaii Five-0 television

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