Toyota will reproduce and sell parts for the 2000GT sports car through its Gazoo Racing (GR) division. Parts will be sold both in Toyota’s home country of Japan and overseas, the automaker said in a press release Monday.
Launched in 1967, the 2000GT is one of Toyota’s earliest performance cars, and one of its rarest. Just 337 were built before production ended in 1970. Designed in collaboration with Yamaha, the 2000GT was powered by a 2.0-liter DOHC inline-6, which propelled the sports car to a top speed of 136 mph. It sported magnesium alloy wheels, radial tires, and four-wheel disc brakes, features that modern drivers take for granted but were fairly advanced for a road car of the period.
All production 2000GTs were coupes, but two convertibles were made specifically for the James Bond movie “You Only Live Twice” because, legend has it, Sean Connery was too tall to fit