Toyota 2000GT: The Toyota That Lived Twice...

Toyota 2000GT: The Toyota That Lived Twice...

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Digby

Original Poster:

7,781 posts

201 months

Tuesday 14th February 2017
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LarJammer

1,867 posts

165 months

Tuesday 14th February 2017
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Forget the E-Type, this is probably the prettiest car ever made.

Tryke3

1,421 posts

49 months

Tuesday 14th February 2017
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Only a knob would use the word holy grail

Heaveho

2,443 posts

129 months

Tuesday 14th February 2017
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Tryke3 said:
Only a knob would use the word holy grail
That's 2 words fella........sorry, couldn't help it!laugh

RBH58

969 posts

90 months

Tuesday 14th February 2017
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It's a stunning car. I've only seen one "in the flesh" and it was in Japan. It was a completely original looking white one, being driven by a very stylish looking middle-aged grey haired gentleman. I got to walk around it in a carpark just before he turned up, and I was able in, my limited Japanese, to say "Utsukushī" (beautiful) and smiled and thanked me. Turns out that he spoke excellent English (thankfully) and he said he'd inherited it from his father who had owned it from new, and that it had been repainted 5 years prior but was otherwise pretty much original. It was beautiful.

Shoegrip

399 posts

46 months

Wednesday 15th February 2017
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The one in the video is almost identical to mine. One major difference being that mine is 1/18th of the size of that one.

Still pretty to look at.

Imagine how affordable these cars would still be these days had they been made in the same volumes as the 240z.

Heaveho

2,443 posts

129 months

Wednesday 15th February 2017
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I bought ( and still own ) an early Mitsubishi Evo 8 13 years ago through a broker in London that belonged to her late husband, Henry, and was his daily runaround for the first 8 months or so of it's life. Dull fact of the day!

aka_kerrly

11,321 posts

165 months

Wednesday 15th February 2017
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The 2000GT has to be one of the most stunning Japanese designs and ranks dam high in the most beautiful cars ever!


RBH58 said:
I got to walk around it in a carpark just before he turned up, and I was able in, my limited Japanese, to say "Utsukush?" (beautiful) and smiled and thanked me. Turns out that he spoke excellent English l.
I have a similar story about a not so beautiful car but a very rare on none the less. I was in Spain last year and spotted an VW Polo G40 with a Treser Targa conversion. I managed to track it down in a car park and was having a good look around when the owner approached me.

Using my incredibly limited Spanish I managed to muster "hello & i like your car".. fortunately the chap laughed and spoke to me in fine English.


GravelBen

14,145 posts

185 months

Wednesday 15th February 2017
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aka_kerrly said:
The 2000GT has to be one of the most stunning Japanese designs and ranks dam high in the most beautiful cars ever!
Its up there on the list and a lovely thing, but I always preferred the 240Z. Personal taste!

PositronicRay

18,966 posts

138 months

Wednesday 15th February 2017
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Very pretty, let down by details, gopping lights front and rear.

Neith

524 posts

95 months

Wednesday 15th February 2017
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Saw one of these at the Toyota History Garage in Odaiba when I was in Japan last year. Absolutely beautiful car; people call it the Japanese E-Type but I've always preferred it.

clonmult

10,528 posts

164 months

Wednesday 15th February 2017
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PositronicRay said:
Very pretty, let down by details, gopping lights front and rear.
Its those details that result in me preferring the Opel GT - which has similarities, but ultimately looks a little better.

Dave Hedgehog

12,803 posts

159 months

Wednesday 15th February 2017
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LarJammer said:
Forget the E-Type, this is probably the prettiest car ever made.
hence they sell for many times more than an e type

generationx

2,970 posts

60 months

Wednesday 15th February 2017
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Dave Hedgehog said:
hence they sell for many times more than an e type
Plus there´s only about 350 of the Toyota

Rich_W

12,304 posts

167 months

Wednesday 15th February 2017
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RBH58 said:
...and I was able in, my limited Japanese, to say "Utsukush?" (beautiful) and smiled and thanked me. Turns out that he spoke excellent English ..
aka_kerrly said:
Using my incredibly limited Spanish I managed to muster "hello & i like your car".. fortunately the chap laughed and spoke to me in fine English.
Funny how an interest in cars is a universal language smile