What is the Blue Chip Toyota Collectible? Odds are it will be one of these, a Toyota 2000GT Coupe from 1967. This particular 2000 GT has had only one owner, and is now offered for sale. However, is it worth the asking price?
It has everything most car connoisseurs want: Exclusivity (This is one of 351 cars made, and only 1 of 84 Left Hand Drive models), Elegantly Styled (Said to be the Japanese Jaguar XK Type), Produced by Master Craftsmen (Hand-built by Yamaha with the same precision as their Violins and Pianos), and with impeccable provenance. This is said to be the finest Toyota 2000 GT Coupe available in the states.
According to the listing:
Here is an unprecedented opportunity to acquire a 1-owner, low mileage mint example of an ultra-rare U.S. delivery 1967 Toyota 2000GT. Of the 351 cars made, only 84 were left hand drive, of which only 62 came into the U.S.A. between 1967-70. Today less than 40 of those are known to still exist, making this one of the rarest collector vehicles in the world.
All 2000GT’s were handbuilt by Yamaha, and today are universally regarded as being the first Japanese “Supercar”. Fitted with a 2 liter, twin cam six cylinder engine with 3 twin-choke carburetors and a 5-speed transmission the GT ‘redlines’ at 7000rpm, producing speeds of 70 mph in 2nd; 100 in 3rd; and just below 140 mph in top end.
This particular 2000GT was sold new by the Toyota dealer in St. Louis, MO to its only registered owner who took exceptional care of the car. After many years of storage it was recently treated to a meticulous detailing and freshening back to its original showroom condition by marque specialist Maine Line Exotics of Biddeford, Maine which included an engine rebuild, new stainless steel mufflers, recovering of the seats in the original-style pattern and material, and refininishing of the center console and glove box wood. The car is as delivered with its original matching-numbers engine and is in pristine condition for either display or grand touring.
Sold with its original books, manuals, tools, and documentation. The rarest of the rare, a one-owner completely correct and ready to enjoy example, car #88 is the finest example 2000GT to be offered in the marketplace for years the likes of which will probably never be offered for sale again.
Asking price for this magnificent Grand Tourer is $650,000! Yes you read that right…. $650,000! Is this car worth that much coin? It is rare, and it is beautiful, but I think its no where near this asking price. Tell me what you think…. and catch the listing here.
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