Few Japanese classic cars regularly sell around the $1 million mark, though a major exception is the Toyota 2000GT.
Built briefly between 1967 and 1970, by Yamaha in fact, just 351 were made including prototype versions, and two of them recently made headlines.
The first is a red example from 1967 that went under the hammer last weekend at an RM Sotheby’s auction in Elkhart, Indiana. It ended up selling for $912,500. The car is a left-hand-drive example, of which just 62 were made, and was kept for 30 years by its original owner, noted racer Otto Linton who at one point owned a Toyota dealership in Pennsylvania.
The car was given a full restoration by Maine Laine Exotics in the 2000s, so it looks almost factory fresh. We’re told there’s still a little bit of patina left, which for some collectors is priceless.
1967 Toyota 2000GT garage find –