Factory at Work: Toyota 2000GT

Like our previous looks into sportscar factories, this shot of the Toyota factory in the late 1960s is equal parts excitement over seeing so many of a favorite model together and a wistful look at missed opportunities. There were only 337 2000GTs built, and I count at least 13 in this shot. Was one of these later chopped to create the one-off spyder model for 007’s You Only Live Twice? Did one of these have it’s bonnet sprayed in bold red or dark blue for the Shelby-Toyota racing effort? Even a plain-Jane 2000GT is a beautiful machine, and seeing so many collected here is a delight.

DISCUSS (6 Comments)

  1. Morning Linkage (Sep 30)

    […] the largest num­ber of GT2000s you’ll ever see […]

  2. Gaby von Oppenheim

    Fantastic. One of my ever ever ever favourite cars!

  3. PieterA

    Just happen to have seen one last week. Impressive car.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/pieterameye/5038777234/

  4. Gaby von Oppenheim

    Where did you see that,Pieter?

  5. Gaby von Oppenheim

    And by the way beautiful picture!

  6. PieterA

    It was at the Spa 6 hours in Francorhamps.

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