Historic Car Series No.1 , Toyata 2000GT Early Type 1967
About the Car
The star of the 12th Tokyo Motor Show in 1968 was without doubt a very special
model with a completely new name, the Toyota 2000GT. This car not only boasted
an exciting external style and internal comfort including rose wood dashboard
panel and mahogany wood steering wheel hand made by craftsmen, but it had been
developed in partnership with Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd. It was this latter connection
which highlighted its position as the first toyota passenger car to be fitted
with a twin overhead camshaft engine. The 2000GT was also successful in competition.
It was entered in the second round of that years Prototype race series and finished
first and seconds. And before the car was launched on the market, it was used
to challenge FIA and JAF endurance speed and distance records were broken. With
this background, it was no surprise how much interest this Grand Tourer created
in April 1967 whem it was offered for sale.
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