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1967 Toyota 2000GT is Most Expensive Asian Car

1967-Toyota-2000GT-02The 1967 Toyota 2000GT is widely regarded as a pinnacle of automotive design, exuding an enduring aura of sophistication. Its impeccable craftsmanship and timeless beauty were recently affirmed at an RM Auctions event where it went for an eye-watering price of $1,155,000. This auction price not only confirms its aesthetic appeal but also solidifies its position as a prized collector’s item.

“I believe it to be a double highest price ever achieved, both for a Toyota production car and for any Asian car,” he wrote in an e-mail to the New York Times, David Kinney, publisher of Hagerty’s price guide. “I have looked for anything higher and have been unable to find it.”

The 1967 Toyota 2000GT, co-developed with Yamaha, is a testament to Japanese engineering prowess. Its 2.0L DOHC in-line six-cylinder engine, delivering 150 horsepower at 7,000 rpm, enables it to exceed 135 mph. Commonly referred to as ‘the best sports car you’ve never driven,’ only 351 examples of these sleek sports cars were produced from 1967 to 1970.

[ RMAuctions / Nytimes ]