Toyota will reproduce and promote elements for the 2000GT sports activities automotive by means of its Gazoo Racing division. Elements shall be offered each in Toyota’s house nation of Japan and abroad, the automaker mentioned in a press launch Monday.
Launched in 1967, the 2000GT is one in all Toyota’s earliest
efficiency automobiles, and one in all its rarest. Simply 337 had been constructed earlier than manufacturing
led to 1970. Designed in collaboration with Yamaha, the 2000GT was powered by
a 2.0-liter DOHC inline-6, which propelled the sports activities automotive to a high pace of 136
The automotive sported magnesium alloy wheels, radial tires, and four-wheel disc brakes, options that fashionable drivers take with no consideration however had been pretty superior for a street automotive of the interval.
manufacturing 2000GTs had been coupes, however two convertibles had been made particularly for
the James Bond film “You Solely Stay Twice” as a result of, legend has it,
Sean Connery was too tall to slot in the fixed-roof model.
A full checklist of replica elements shall be launched Aug. 1, and Toyota will start taking orders from that date. Elements shall be accessible by means of dealerships, however will solely be offered to 2000GT house owners to forestall reselling. The variety of elements per automotive will even be restricted, in line with Toyota.
Toyota beforehand launched
replica elements for the A70 and A80-generation
Supra. The automaker plans to remanufacture the
propeller shaft, door handles, gas sender gauge, weatherstrips and entrance
emblems for the third-generation A70 Supra, and the headlights, door handles,
and a brake booster for the fourth-generation A80 mannequin. Different elements for each
fashions could also be added at a later date.
Toyota isn’t the one Japanese
automaker remaking elements for a fan-favorite sports activities automotive. Honda plans to make
replica elements for the S2000,
based mostly on enter from house owners.
This text was initially revealed by Motor Authority, an editorial accomplice of ClassicCars.com.