As NEW 1971 RHD 240Z; The Brown Hornet - SOLD
Posted 23 February 2015 - 12:03 PM
Whats next now youre cashed up and ready to go! 2000GT
Posted 24 February 2015 - 08:10 AM
Posted 24 February 2015 - 11:53 AM
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:
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....
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.
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.
Posted 24 February 2015 - 12:46 PM
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......
Posted 24 February 2015 - 04:18 PM
The good ones are starting to get the dollars!
Mines cheap, at $45,000 it seems!
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