Aki's Toyota 2000 Roadster

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The car in the movie You Only Live Twice was unique as the Toyota 2000GT did not have a convertible version. Due to his height, Connery could not fit in the coupe, and so Toyota built one-off cars for the film. Eon ordered two cars, one for filming and one for backup.

After the shooting was completed, the filming car was sent to England for promotional use. At this time it was customized with gadgets by John Stears. At some point around the film's release, it disappeared and its whereabouts are unknown. The second car was displayed in March 1967 at the Geneva Motor Show and was then used at the Fuji Speedway as a course car. In 1977 Toyota purchased it from its owner in Hawaii, and it is on display at the Toyota Automobile Museum.

The Toyota 2000 coupe these days is a very valuable collector's classic car and is seen as a milestone in Japan's auto industry - so a good pick for the movie.

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Last Edit: 12/06/2024   Page Added 24/09/2022