We have a special place in our hearts for automobiles. Personally speaking, it’s something that has been a part of the family since birth. Toyota is a big part of why I love automobiles at all. Today we get a look at a classic from the iconic Japanese manufacturer, a 1967 Toyota 2000GT Coupe. This machine was initially designed by Yamaha and passed on by Datsun. Toyota then picked up the design and took a bit of a departure from their vehicles of the time. Jaguar’s E-Type heavily influenced the 2000GT.
The ride was nothing short of impressive, and an open-top 2000GT was 007’s ride of choice in the 1967 Bond film You Only Live Twice. This particular Solar Red 2000GT is incredibly rare. The ride is one of just sixty-two US-market left-hand-drive ever created. The car was owned for over 30 years by American racing driver Otto Linton. Since then, it has had a Concours-level restoration by Maine Line Exotics, even including its original color. This example is a gem, and certainly one worth your time and attention.
Take a few minutes from your busy day and admire this Toyota 2000GT Coupe, a real unicorn in the images below. Head over to RM Sotheby’s to find out more immediately and place your bid. In the meantime, be sure to keep it locked with The Culture Curators for more classic cars coming very soon.
Photos via RM Sotheby’s