Published on December 24th, 2019 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez0
What we want for Christmas this year?
There have been past Christmas’s where we did not get what we really wanted. Yes, we have received our fair share of handkerchiefs (yes we still use handkerchiefs everyday), t-shirts, long sleeved shirts, socks and even the odd model car for our vast collection.
But we have never really received what we want and so this year we are making sure all those concerned know exactly what we want for Christmas.
We just want a fully restored running condition Toyota. We do not need a new Toyota, like a new Supra or a GT86. We just want a 1967 Toyota which will easily be a daily driver for us and also be easy to maintain after receiving it from you. It must have a working air-conditioner and best if its original radio is working. We do not need a modern in car entertainment unit. Just the original radio.
More precisely we want a 1967 Toyota 2000 GT. Now if this request is a little too much to fulfill, then best you start saving up for next Christmas and start sourcing for this car starting now.
Believe it or not, this sexy car was designed for Nissan by Yamaha, the project was adopted by Toyota after the Yokohama-based company refused the idea and started working on what would become their Datsun 240Z.
Realizing how the bold two-seat design would change its image globally, Toyota immediately approved the program. Production began in 1967, when the 2000GT would revolutionize Japan’s view on the automotive industry, with a sports car to rival offerings from the more famous European marques.
The 2000GT was built for only three years and in just 351 units, but its impact was huge. It was not only the first supercar to come from Japan, but also the only Japanese car to have been featured prominently in a James Bond film. Also, it is the most expensive Asian car ever sold at auction as of 2015.
There are 14 2000GTs in the top 20 most valuable Japanese cars ever sold, and if you take out the racing cars, and count just production cars, it’s 17 of the top 20.
We have knowledge of a Toyota 2000 GT, white colour, sitting in a covered garage on Penang island and the owner wants his privacy. This is the only unit to our knowledge in Malaysia. Have you seen one?