KIDNEY, ANYONE? Solar Red 1967 Toyota 2000GT sold for $968,000

1967 Toyota 2000GT Solar Red 01

This is now the fourth Toyota 2000GT to sell for around one million dollars. Sotheby’s and RM Auctions recently collaborated together to throw a live auction extravaganza in Manhattan called “The Art of the Automobile”, bringing together 34 historic cars which are predicted to sell for over $50,000,000.

1967 Toyota 2000GT Solar Red 02

This stunning Solar Red example was one of 54 originally sold in the United States. It was transported new to Len Sheriden Toyota in Santa Monica, California, and has remained in a private collection in Southern California for the past decade.

The Toyota flagship is all original in condition, even down to documentation that comes with it. Our only nitpick would be the non-original sideview mirrors, and the fact that it’s been repainted in the original color once.

1967 Toyota 2000GT Solar Red 03

Just a few years ago, it would have been unthinkable to find a Toyota at any high-dollar event celebrating the automobile as art. Now, the 2000GT is one of the event’s headliners and sits among such rarefied company as Talbot Lagos, Delahayes, Mercedes gullwings and Le Mans raced Ferraris.

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10 Responses to KIDNEY, ANYONE? Solar Red 1967 Toyota 2000GT sold for $968,000

  1. acbpanda said:

    Such a great looking car.

  2. Power Tryp said:

    In 1967 Toyota built this car and announced to the world “We can build a world class car too”. Forty Five years later the rest of the world finally answers and says “We hear you, and yes, you sure can”.

    It took far too long for this car to get the level of recognition it truly deserves.

  3. eric-p said:

    Love that body style

  4. rotarian said:

    Do you think 2000gt replica kit cars will become
    as common as the cobras?

    http://www.studiotimecapsule.com/home

  5. john said:

    Nice find, makes me wonder how many million dollar cars are just low budget bog jobs under the shiny paint ! The second restorer did a very nice job considering what he started with, there’s only so much you can repair with badly damaged metal, well done.

  6. rotarian said:

    This is the type of restorer you want to work on your pride and joy,
    especially if it’s as precious as the 2000gt.

    I believe he’s the one who created a 2000gt completely from scratch
    out of aluminium sheets, so would be lighter than the original too
    and never rust.

  7. john said:

    I’d rather a 240z than a pretend 2000gt any day. Chopping up a good Z is just stupid to make a kit car….. That’s what Volkswagen beetles are for :lol:

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