Classic Sports Cars; 1967 Toyota 2000GT
The Toyota 2000GT was a sports car
produced in very limited numbers by Toyota in Japan. First seen at
the Tokyo Motor Show of 1965, production vehicles were built between
1967 and 1970. It revolutionized the automotive world's view of
Japan, formerly seen as a producer of imitative and stodgily
practical vehicles, and showed that the Japanese makers could
produce a sports car to rival those of Europe.
Reviewing a pre-production car in 1967, Road & Track magazine summed up the 2000GT as "one of the most exciting and enjoyable cars we've driven", and compared it favorably to the Porsche 911. Today, the car is seen as the first seriously collectible Japanese car, the first "Japanese Supercar", and examples change hands for fairly high prices
It was never made as a soft top, a coupe was chopped for the Bond film as Sean Connery was too tall to fit in the coupe.