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#41 devric

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Posted 23 February 2015 - 10:08 AM

you gonna start to work on a new one?

#42 dat240z

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Posted 23 February 2015 - 12:03 PM

Well done mate. The car old itself!

Whats next now youre cashed up and ready to go! 2000GT 8)

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Posted 24 February 2015 - 05:56 AM

MMmmm 2000GT ... I now have a 5% deposit for one!!!

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Posted 24 February 2015 - 08:10 AM

Haha, true. Its the only car id own over a z - if I had a choice between the two I mean.

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Posted 24 February 2015 - 11:53 AM

I saw a 2000GT in Sydney in the mid 1970's that the owner had converted to a P76 V8....... he thought it was great!!!!! wonder how he feels now!

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Posted 24 February 2015 - 12:30 PM

I saw a 2000GT in Sydney in the mid 1970's that the owner had converted to a P76 V8....... he thought it was great!!!!! wonder how he feels now!


LOL, I heard about a dealer in Sydney who sold 1 for around $300k a few years back, Probably regrets that now also.

Edit found it here:
http://www.drive.com...d=56184&IsPgd=0

The last remaining 2000GT in Australia was sold in January by Sydney's Al Palmer, a self-confessed Toyota addict who needed to free up some cash. "I had a lot of sleepless nights over that decision," he says. "Of course I have regrets."

The car found a new home with a collector in Britain. Palmer would only confirm it fetched more than $200,000.

"It was a lovely car to drive; quite sporty and noisy compared with a modern sports car," he says. "But was it the most fun car I've ever driven? No. That would be a Toyota MR2, which I raced in the NSW Supersprint Championships."



Also found this....
http://www.uniquecar...topDefault.aspx

Interestingly, the 2000GT was not a pure Toyota design but a collaboration with Yamaha. Reflecting the 2000GT's distinctly European appearance the concept was rumoured to have come from an ex-BMW designer <that bloody german get's a mention again>, best known as the creator of the very pretty BMW 507 sports cars.


I do wonder what happened to the P76 powered 1 though? Seems about 8-9 made it into the country. I'd say they are all but gone now.

http://www.drive.com...113-12n3qc.html

From the comments section

I remember in 1972 I was working for Bay Road Toyota. We purchased the red 2000gt now owned by Toyota Australia for $14,000 from a South Australian Toyota dealer. A good one now fetches close to 2 million dollars not the one million mentioned in the article. Did you know that Carroll Shelby ran the official factory racing team for Toyota in USA.



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Posted 24 February 2015 - 12:46 PM

It was about 1975....the coversion was done by Bowen Designs in Brookvale....I'm sure Peter Allen will remember them......I knew some one who worked there at the time and it was with his invitation that I saw the car...... it was around Edgecliff some where  and was displayed in a  car park ( garage) under an old apartment building.... the garage had a wooden turntable which was used to park the cars in the less than spacious garage and the 2000GT was parked on the turntable. The workmanship was excellent and the car looked imaculate.... from memory it was a lightish metalic green.... may have been resprayed and may not have been an original colour.
I was in the Bowen workshop not long after that and saw the twim cam engine sitting in a corner...I wonder where that is now.
There must be some one else who knows about the car......

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Posted 24 February 2015 - 04:18 PM

Spoke to James this morning, he was quite pleased at the price you got for it!
The good ones are starting to get the dollars!

Mines cheap, at $45,000 it seems!

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Posted 24 February 2015 - 05:10 PM

I thought there was only 1 2000 gt in australia?




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