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1967 Toyota 2000 GT

The world first saw the Toyota 2000 GT at the 1965 Tokyo Motor Show. Production began two years later and continued in limited numbers until 1970. This vehicle was very important for the Toyota Motor Company because it proved to the world that they could produce sports cars and not just economical and practical vehicles.

Raymond Loewy of Yamaha was responsible for the design. The product was originally intended for Nissan but the company decided not to implement the design. The design was proposed to Toyota who accepted the design. The vehicle is visually similar to the Jaguar E-Type. Light was provided by driving lamps and pop-up lights. To protect the exposed driving lamps, a Plexiglas cover were installed. There were bumpers on the car though they provided little in the way of protection. The body is comprised of aluminum and located under the hood was a potent six-cylinder engine in 2 or 2.3 liter size.

During its short production lifespan only 337 were produced. The final versions featured air-conditioning and some were given an additional scoop located underneath the grille which helped provided air to the AC unit.


by Daniel Vaughan | Jun 2006
1967 Toyota 2000 GT vehicle information

Coupe
Designer: Raymond Loewy

Chassis Num: MF10-10088

To say it's difficult to conceive of a Ferrari-like Toyota is too often stated. It is easy to think of the automobile manufacturer as the maker of fine, but relatively sedate production cars. There have been glimpses of another side of the company, h....[continue reading]

1967 Toyota 2000 GT vehicle information

Coupe
Designer: Raymond Loewy

Chassis Num: P-112
Engine Num: 10157

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. Revie....[continue reading]

1967 Toyota 2000 GT vehicle information

Coupe
Designer: Raymond Loewy

Chassis Num: 10006

After the Ford racing contracts ended, Carroll Shelby took on a contract from Toyota to develop their 2000GT sports car. ....[continue reading]

1967 Toyota 2000 GT vehicle information

Coupe
Designer: Raymond Loewy

Chassis Num: 10005

In 1967, Toyota entered into an agreement with Shelby American Racing, Inc. to develop the 2000 GT for SCCA Production competition. The terms of the deal were simple : The manufacturer was to ship three cars (chassis number 10001, 10005, and 10006) ....[continue reading]

1967 Toyota 2000 GT vehicle information

Coupe
Designer: Raymond Loewy

Chassis Num: MF10-10097

In the 1960s Toyota wanted to build a world class car because the Japanese auto industry wanted to expand worldwide. Based on SCCA demands the 1967 model had many performance features not needed on a car designed for the street.....[continue reading]

1967 Toyota 2000 GT vehicle information

Coupe
Designer: Raymond Loewy

Chassis Num: MF10-10128
Engine Num: 10189

When production of the 2000 GT came to an end in 1970, just 351 examples had been built. They were priced at $7,000 in 1967 and was considered by many to be an expensive proposition for a largely unheard of car. It was over $2,500 more than the Corve....[continue reading]

1967 Toyota 2000 GT vehicle information

Coupe
Designer: Raymond Loewy

Chassis Num: MF10 10193

This Toyota 2000 GT was imported to Switzerland in January 1969 by Emil Frey Ag, the official Toyota importer. It was subsequently delivered to 'Garage des Nations' in Geneva on the 30th of January and remained there until August of 1971 when it was ....[continue reading]

1967 Toyota 2000 GT vehicle information

Coupe
Designer: Raymond Loewy

Chassis Num: MF10-10083
Engine Num: 3M 10109

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 Japa....[continue reading]

1967 Toyota 2000 GT vehicle information

Coupe
Designer: Raymond Loewy

Chassis Num: MF10-10110

In the 1960s, Saturo Nozaki designed a sports car for Toyota, and soon, Yamaha and Toyota joined forces to develop and build Nozaki's design. It was planned as a low-volume, high-image car and drew inspiration from Jaguar's E-Type. The new car, dubbe....[continue reading]

1967 Toyota 2000 GT vehicle information

Coupe
Designer: Raymond Loewy

Chassis Num: MF1010100

Just 62 examples of the Toyota 2000GT were sold in the United States between 1967 and 1970. This particular example sold new to Sebring and Watkins Glen veteran Otto Linton. For several decades it was part of the Jacobson Collection and in succeeding....[continue reading]

1967 Toyota 2000 GT vehicle information

Coupe
Designer: Raymond Loewy

Acquired by the current owner in 1977 and presented in all original condition with the exception of one repaint in the original Pegasus White. From 1967 through 1970, Toyota produced 351 examples all hand built by Yamaha Motor Co. This is 1 of 62 lef....[continue reading]

1967 Toyota 2000 GT vehicle information

Coupe
Designer: Raymond Loewy

In 1965, when this car was introduced at the Tokyo Motor Show, Japan was known as a maker of inexpensive economy cars. Imagine the shock to both the public and the motoring press when the 2000GT was introduced. Yamaha completed the initial design for....[continue reading]

1967 Toyota 2000 GT vehicle information

Coupe
Designer: Raymond Loewy

Secretly fabricated entirely by hand in the Yamaha factory in Shizuoka, Japan, the Toyota 2000GT was introduced in 1965 at the Tokyo Motor Show and was considered so exciting and desirable that two were transformed into roadsters for the 1967 James B....[continue reading]

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Chassis #: MF10-10088 
Coupe
Chassis #: P-112 
Coupe
Chassis #: 10006 
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Chassis #: 10005 
Coupe
Chassis #: MF10-10097 
Coupe
Chassis #: MF10-10128 
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Chassis #: MF10 10193 
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Chassis #: MF10-10083 
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Chassis #: MF10-10110 
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Chassis #: MF1010100 
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Thrilling automotive admirers, collectors and historians for over 40 years, the Toyota 2000GT was Japans original exclusive sports car. Created in a joint collaboration by Toyota and Yamaha, this exceptional and exotic GT is still appreciated today for not only its beauty and performance but also its historic significance. Japans first supercar, the 2000GT was a limited-production, rear-wheel drive,....
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