1:24 Toyota 2000GT Early Type 1967 Model Kit

1:24 Toyota 2000GT Early Type 1967 Model Kit

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1:24 Toyota 2000GT Early Type 1967 Model Kit

The Toyota 2000GT is a limited-production, front-engine, rear-wheel drive, two-seat, hardtop coupé grand tourer designed by Toyota in collaboration withYamaha. First displayed to the public at the Tokyo Motor Show in 1965, the 2000GT was manufactured under contract by Yamaha between 1967 and 1970. In Japan, it was exclusive to Toyota's Japanese retail sales channel called Toyota Store.

The 2000GT revolutionized the automotive world's view of Japan, then viewed as a producer of imitative and stodgily practical vehicles. As sleek, high-performance fastback, it demonstrated its auto makers could produce a sports car to rival the better marques of Europe. Reviewing a pre-production 2000GT in 1967, Road & Track magazine summed up the car as "one of the most exciting and enjoyable cars we've driven", and compared it favorably to the Porsche 911. Today, the 2000GT is seen as the first seriously collectible Japanese car and its first supercar. Examples of the 2000GT have sold at auction for as much as US $1,200,000.


Product Tags

  • Era
    • 1960's
  • Scale
    • 1:24
  • Model
    • 2000GT
  • Region
    • Japanese
  • Type
    • Model Kit
  • Vehicle Type
    • Road Car
    • Sports Cars
  • Vehicle Make
    • Toyota
  • Colour
    • White

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