First 7-figure Japanese car – Toyota 2000GT

The Toyota 2000GT is one of my favorite cars of all time. It’s the first true Japanese supercar and also the first car from Japan to sell for more than 7-figures.

19672000gtred1a 19672000gtred1b 19672000gtred1g19672000gtred4aThis 1967 model is 1 of 351 built worldwide and of those only 62 were configured for left hand drive. When new the 2000GT were expensive compared to other cars and cost more than a Porsche 911 and Jaguar E-type of the same vintage. Like the LFA, Toyota worked with Yamaha on the engine and the 2000GT uses 2.0L straight-6 with double overhead camshafts that make 150hp.

19672000gtred1d 19672000gtred1e 19672000gtred1kThe exterior has a classic sports car profile. A long hood and gentle swooping curves over the fenders are combined with a cabin placed towards the rear of the car.  The front of the car has pop up headlights that work in conjunction with large driving lamps that are covered behind plexiglass and I like the Japanese style placement of the side mirrors that are attached to the front fenders.

19672000gtred2h 19672000gtred2f19672000gtred2dThe interior of the 2000GT is quite luxurious with black leather seats and a nice wood grain interior trim. The steering wheel has a very thing diameter steering wheel and everything is in pretty nice condition for its age.

19672000gtred1k 19672000gtred3e 19672000gtred3f 19672000gtred3cThis 2000GT has been in the same family for 30 years and has been restored in the early 90s that included an engine overhaul. This incredible car has been driven less than 2,500 miles and is offered for sale by Motorcars International in Missouri. As you can expect, this 2000GT rightfully has a price worthy of its significance with an asking price of 1 million dollars.

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