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1967 Toyota 2000 GT Coupe / MF10-10083 Vehicle Information

1967 Toyota 2000 GT photograph

1967 Toyota 2000 GT photograph

1967 Toyota 2000 GT1967 Toyota 2000 GT
Sold for $825,000 at 2015 RM Sotheby's : Monterey.
Today, Toyota is known for its quality of engineering and the longevity of its products, but not necessarily for any earth-shattering performance. However, on the track, Toyota has a fierce reputation and it must not be forgotten the supercar in Japan was first birthed with the brand. That first supercar would be known as the 2000GT.

Made famous by Sean Connery in the James Bond movie You Only Live Twice, the 2000GT would garner a lot of attention and would capture the imagination of many, but what was it? The movie was set in Japan, but what Japanese automaker built a car like that? Toyota.

In reality, it was Albrecht Goertz and Yamaha that had produced a prototype of the 2000GT originally. However, none of the other Japanese manufacturers would agree to produce the car, except for Toyota.

Toyota already had a reputation for designing and building practical, rather mundane, automobiles. Those within the company wanted to change that image. The concept provided just such an opportunity. Practically overnight, Toyota would go from conventional to eccentric. The other Japanese manufacturers would be left behind.

Toyota appeared to be the last to ever produce a supercar, and yet, it would be the first from Japan. And, the first of these new supercars from Japan would reach the shores of the United States for the first time with chassis 10083.

Though there were two other left-hand drive 2000GTs produced, chassis 10083 would be the first of these to arrive in the United States. The car would arrive in San Francisco on special order to Bay area resident Scott Pfefer. Registered on black plates, Pfefer knew his sports cars well and recognized the significance of the new Japanese supercar.

Being a partnership of Yamaha and Toyota, Pfefer would have ever confidence driving the car and would do so quite regularly over his 10 years of ownership. In total, almost 66,000 kilometers would be accumulated before it would pass on to another owner.

The next owner would be Oggie Davis. He would acquire the Toyota in 1970. Davis was an authorized Toyota dealer in California and would use the car to great effect before he too would sell the car, this time to Alex Sokoloff of Palo Alto.

Jim Thelan would come to own the car at one point and this would be a remarkable purchase as it would make two 2000GTs he had in his collection. Known for his enthusiasm for Japanese automobiles, Thelan would make 10083 a prominent feature within his collection and would retain the car for around 20 years.

After 20 years with Thelan, 10083 would become available for purchase. It would be at this time that the present owner came to possess the two-door coupe.

Bearing a rich red livery that was done very early on in its life, 10083 remains unrestored in every other respect, and therefore, is one of the most highly original 2000GTs in the world. One of just 351, this particular chassis has to be regarded as one of the best simply because of its originality.

Significant in so many ways, this 1967 Toyota 2000GT is a part of a history that paved the way for so many others like the Nissan GTR, Lexus LFA, Acura NSX and now the Toyota FT-1. Each and every one of the 2000GTs is significant and this particular example one of the most originally significant. Now the car stands out and is known when James Bond needs his escape.

Recognized for its high originality, estimates of $1,000,000 to $1,300,000 would be given prior to its inclusion as part of RM Sotheby's 2015 Monterey auction.

By Jeremy McMullen


2015 RM Sotheby's : Monterey

Pre-Auction Estimates :
USD $1,000,000-USD $1,300,000 
Sale Price :
USD $825,000

1967 Toyota 2000 GT Auction Sales

Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1967 sales)
1967 Toyota 2000GT
Chassis#: MF10-10100
Sold for USD$912,500
  2020 RM Sothebys : The Elkhart Collection
1967 Toyota 2000 GT image  
1967 Toyota 2000GT
Chassis#: MF10-10158
Sold for USD$511,000
  2018 RM Sothebys : The Petersen Automotive Museum
 
1967 Toyota 2000 GT
Chassis#: MF10-10100
Sold for USD$550,000
  2018 Gooding & Company : Pebble Beach
1967 Toyota 2000 GT image  
1967 Toyota 2000GT
Chassis#: MF10L-10111
Sold for USD$665,000
  2018 RM Sothebys : Scottsdale, Az.
 
1967 Toyota 2000GT
Sold for USD$750,000
  2017 Mecum : Indianapolis
 
1967 Toyota 2000 GT
Chassis#: MF10-10128
Sold for USD$533,500
  2016 Gooding & Company : Pebble Beach
1967 Toyota 2000 GT image  1967 Toyota 2000 GT image  
1967 Toyota 2000GT
Chassis#: MF10-10088
Sold for USD$797,500
  2016 RM Sothebys : Amelia Island
1967 Toyota 2000 GT image  1967 Toyota 2000 GT image  
1967 Toyota 2000GT
Chassis#: MF1010100
Sold for USD$925,000
  2015 Mecum : Monterey
1967 Toyota 2000 GT image  
1967 Toyota 2000GT
Chassis#: MF10-10083
Sold for USD$825,000
  2015 RM Sotheby's : Monterey
1967 Toyota 2000 GT image  1967 Toyota 2000 GT image  
1967 Toyota 2000 GT
Chassis#: MF10-10193
Sold for USD$803,000
  2015 Gooding & Company : Pebble Beach Concours
1967 Toyota 2000 GT image  1967 Toyota 2000 GT image  
1967 Toyota 2000 GT
Chassis#: MF10-10088
Sold for USD$1,155,000
  2014 Gooding & Company : Pebble Beach Concours
1967 Toyota 2000 GT image  1967 Toyota 2000 GT image  
1967 Toyota 2000GT
Chassis#: MF10-10128
Sold for USD$1,045,000
  2014 RM Auctions at Monterey
1967 Toyota 2000 GT image  1967 Toyota 2000 GT image  
1967 Toyota 2000GT
Chassis#: MF10-10093
Sold for USD$968,000
  2013 RM Auction - Art of the Automobile
 
1967 Toyota 2000GT
Chassis#: MF1010147
Sold for USD$1,155,000
  2013 RM - The Don Davis Collection
 
1967 Toyota 2000GT Targa
Chassis#: MF10-10125
Sold for USD$283,638
  2010 RM Auctions - Automobiles of London
 
1967 Toyota 2000 GT
Sold for USD$231,000
  2007 Worldwide Auctions - Sterling McCall 2007
 

Vehicles That Failed To Sell

1967 Toyota 2000 GT's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1967 Toyota 2000GT 2017 Mecum : Kissimmee$725,000  
1967 Toyota 2000GTMF10101002016 Mecum : Monterey$700,000  
1967 Toyota 2000 GTMF10-101282016 Gooding & Company : The Scottsdale Auction $750,000$950,000
1967 Toyota 2000GTMF10-101582016 RM Sothebys : Arizona$675,000$800,000$900,000
1967 Toyota 2000GT 2016 Mecum : Kissimmee$750,000  
1967 Toyota 2000GTMF10-101102015 Rick Cole Monterey $950,000$1,100,000
1967 Toyota 2000 GTMF10 101932015 Gooding & Company Arizona $900,000$1,100,000

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Vehicle Profiles

Chassis information for the Toyota 2000 GT
1967 Coupe
Chassis Num: 10006

Chassis information for the Toyota 2000 GT
1967 Coupe
Chassis Num: MF10-10083
Engine Num: 3M 10109

Chassis information for the Toyota 2000 GT
1967 Coupe
Chassis Num: MF10-10128
Engine Num: 10189
Chassis information for the Toyota 2000 GT
1967 Coupe
Chassis Num: MF1010100

Chassis information for the Toyota 2000 GT
1967 Coupe
Chassis Num: P-112
Engine Num: 10157
Chassis information for the Toyota 2000 GT
1968 Coupe
Chassis Num: MF10-10136
Engine Num: 10166

Chassis information for the Toyota 2000 GT
1968 Coupe
Chassis Num: MF10-10219
Engine Num: 3M10273

1967 Toyota 2000 GT

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