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.


  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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