Toyota 2000 GT — Classic Cars for Sale

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Toyota 2000GT

Toyota 2000 GT – Classic for Sale

This week’s back at old classified advertisements a Toyota 2000GT race car for sale in the April 1985 of AutoWeek magazine for $37,500.

2000GT was first seen at Show of 1965, with taking place between and 1970. It revolutionized the automotive view of Japan, formerly as a producer of imitative and stodgily vehicles, and showed that the makers could produce a car to rival those of Europe.

Powered by a 2.0 liter DOHC cylinder engine producing 150 hp, the pound 2000 GT was capable of 135 mph in trim. Production was limited to 351 production cars and 60 were in North America for $6,800, than same-day Porsches.

initially entered the 2000 GT in at home, coming third in the Japanese Grand Prix and the Fuji 24-Hour Race in In addition, the car set several FIA world for speed and endurance in a 72-hour Unfortunately, the record car was destroyed in a car accident and eventually scrapped.

In 1967, Toyota entered an agreement with Shelby Racing to develop the 2000 GT for Production competition. The terms of the were simple: The manufacturer was to three cars (chassis #10005, #10006) to Shelby in where they would be to current SCCA regulations and for the 1968 series.

In the summer of Shelby received the three which had already been for racing in Japan. On September 6, chassis #10001 took to the for the first time at Riverside with former Formula one Ronnie Bucknum piloting. only two test outings and Shelby suspension and engine Dave Jordan took to the for a third test and shaved four seconds off the lap times.

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When the 1968 season SCCA ace Scooter Patrick was to the # 33 car, while Dave became the official driver for the # 23 The freshman 2000 GTs showed potential and stamina in the SCCA class, famously scoring 1-2 finishes. All told, the pair up four wins, eight 2nd finishes, and six 3rd place finishes, an overall finishing record 80%.

This particular Toyota GT, reported to be the factory Shelby #33 Patrick race car, was for sale “as raced except for shocks and tires. Easily to race condition.”

It was last seen at the 2008 Historics where Scooter piloted it around Laguna for several demonstration laps. We can that it was a well-received by the crowd.

The That Matter January – 2009 price guide a $213,000 – $328,000 price for a production Toyota 2000 GT. to say, this factory Shelby 2000 GT would significantly more if it went to the today.

[Source: Monterey Wikipedia]

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