MINICARS: Hot Wheels Toyota 2000GT, now in yellow

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Last year Hot Wheels graced us with the Toyota 2000GT, a car JNC readers have been clamoring for ever since the first hints of Mattel venturing into the world of nostalgics. For 2014 two re-colors of the million dollar baby have been released, including a gorgeous yellow example.

The black car was released at the tail end of 2013 and can still be found in stores. The yellow example was just leaked by The Lamley Group — meaning a likely shelf date at the end the first quarter — and features heritage cues based on famous cars in the 2000GT’s history. 

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Paired with green and black stripes, it evokes the colors of the record-breaking 1966 Yatabe Speed Trial prototype, with which Toyota broke 16 international world speed records in the midst of a historic downpour.

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The stripe pattern itself, on the other hand, are a close callback to the 1967 24 hrs of Fuji winner (though that car was white with red stripes). All-gray 5-spoke wheels lend a certain modified street car look to the model, perhaps an homage to the star of the seminal 1972 movie Hairpin Circus.

Overall, it’s a great model that brings to mind some of the most significant 2000GTs in Toyota’s history. Collectors will surely be itching to snap it up.

Images courtesy of The Lamley Group.

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11 Responses to MINICARS: Hot Wheels Toyota 2000GT, now in yellow

  1. Justin said:

    For Fans of Ayrton Senna & Brazilian Collectors this scheme also evokes the Style & colorways on his helmet….

    • Humbert said:

      You´re right, Justin, we, brazilians, like of all relationed to Senna, but this car is unknown for us, don´t have here.

  2. Nigel said:

    If I can get two then I can use one for orange track record breaking.
    (Leave any Hot Wheels cars on the coffee table the and cat takes them).

  3. dankan said:

    This would make an excellent addition to the JNC prize I won (but never got delivered) for QoTW. My wife’ll have a lot of fun teasing me about buying it though…

    • Ben said:

      Email sent about the QotW prize. Sorry about that. We’ll ship a replacement. Unfortunately we don’t have these yellow 2000GTs in hand yet. These are leaked shots.

  4. Dave said:

    I loved the mainline red one so much, I got two. The black one, not as impressed. This one, however, I adore! Are the wheels really gray? They look kinda green to me. Wish they left the 2000GT emblem on the fender though. Can’t wait to pick this one up.

  5. Toyotageek said:

    “Collectors will surely be itching to snap it up.”

    Another itch that I need to scratch.

  6. Gene said:

    aw c’mon, now I have 3 (hotwheels) cars I’m hunting (EF Civic, blue Datsun 620 and this)… Have 3 each of the red and black BTW. 1 out for display 2 still in card.

  7. Ken said:

    Gots tons of the red and the black, heck, I even have a bunch of the EF and the mad manga. Can’t find the new Celica and only found 4 of the orange 620s. My local stores are usually way behind the release dates though, so not worried yet. Will have to grab a couple of these yellows, they look very nice

    • Dave said:

      The red Celica is out; I just found mine the other day, it’s gorgeous. Haven’t found the EF Civic yet, tho I did see it in a bunch of gift packs…