Kidney, Anyone? Carroll Shelby’s Toyota 2000GT #00001 for $1.7 million

Let’s face it. The Japanese offerings at the recent Barrett-Jackson auction were pretty middling. Z-cars and FJ40s restored to new reaches for the definition of “stock” aren’t going to wow anyone who’s been hanging out at JCCS. Well, what do you expect from a gaggle of octogenarians willing to shell out a cool $160,000 for a hideous candy-blinged “widebody” Mustang?

Today’s kidney bait is a Toyota 2000GT, an already organ-relinquishing car if there ever was one. But this isn’t just any 2000GT — it happens to be MF10-100001, the first production Japanese supercar ever built. It’s been in the private collection of Bob Tkacik and Peter Star of Maine Line Exotics for several decades now, periodically making appearances at the Goodwood Festival of Speed and the Monterey Historics. Now they’re willing to let it go for the low, low price of $1.7 million, shipping not included.

We did a story on this very car in JNC Vol 1, and suffice it to say (without repeating the entire 3,000 word article) that it’s got loads of history. As if being the incipient 2000GT isn’t enough, it was also driven by Dave Jordan during the 1968 SCCA season and campaigned by Carroll Shelby, a name that’s sure to fetch an extra half mil on anything it’s slapped on at Barrett-Jackson.

Remember when the Acura Legend came out in 1986? Old timers were squawking about $20,000 for a Japanese car. What will they say about 1.7 million?

[Car and Classic UK] Hat tip to James D.

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20 Responses to Kidney, Anyone? Carroll Shelby’s Toyota 2000GT #00001 for $1.7 million

  1. TommyJ said:

    Either this or a Veyron, I would take this any day! :D

  2. Buckedy said:

    What about my left nut? I’d rather this than kiddies anyway..

  3. E-AT_me said:

    worth every penny and much more.. to me at least.

  4. Kuroneko said:

    Timely then we have this (for perhaps a similar price):

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1v4swFdinuI&

    Neko.

  5. Holy…! this is one special car with an illustrious history! great it’s not abandonned somewhere in a backyard and deserves the love it needs! :)

  6. Lincoln Stax said:

    I’ll take it, and the Rambler American convertible, AMX, and BMW 507 in the background.

  7. bert said:

    Why are they selling this!!?? This car is their crown jewels, their holy grail, their………well you get the point!

  8. LTDScott said:

    You guys have been hanging around Jeff Koch too much :)

  9. dave said:

    this is a little too much for me. i’ll just take a regular 2000GT, thanks.

    what a beautiful car

  10. E-AT_me said:

    you know, i don’t know if they really are? their website lists that the car will be attending multiple events in 2012 in the NorthEast.. this may be a joke.. nothing on their site lists the car as actually being for sale.

    • Ben said:

      I don’t think it’s a joke. More likely a feeler or a way of driving the prices of these cars up.

      • E-AT_me said:

        Joey,
        Yes!!!
        I’m a racer & my partner would rather I didn’t race the car due to it’s inherent value…so…if I’m not going to race it, I’m going to sell it!
        Thanks for your inquiry,
        Bob Tkacik

        confirmed.

      • Ben said:

        Thanks for posting this!

  11. cesariojpn said:

    CRACK PIPE!!

    Wait, wrong site….

  12. Toyota1515 said:

    This is my favorite Toyota of all times, hands down the best out of Toyota Mothership ever!

  13. Jog said:

    unbelievable

  14. kingtoy said:

    OH HOLY CRAP!!!! This is definately a car worth giving up vital body parts for!

  15. dej said:

    It’s kind of ironic that the generation and a bit older (and dead) that you disparage is the generation that had the style and talent to build this car.

    I wouldn’t want this one, because this one is nothing but a museum piece that occasionally sees daylight at a track. I’d rather have one that can be driven on the street.

    That being said the Galpin Mustang is a turd.

  16. Hako said:

    That much history & it being #1 if I had the money I wouldn’t think twice.

  17. WYNOT said:

    I retailed the last new 2000GT sold in the U.S.(there were only about 50 overall) in 1969 for $7,000.”Helluva deal,” I thot. Took it back in trade for $6,000, and cruised around the Calif. coast for about a year before peddaling it for the same amount. Probably invested the $ in dot.com stocks or similar. ‘Twas a glorious toy!
    Oh The Pain!
    WYNOT

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