We were all saddened by the recent loss of a Toyota 2000GT in Japan, crushed when it passed under a tree at the exact instant the aged beech decided to fall. The good news is, the owner has decided to rebuild it. We have the technology.
A friend of a friend in Japan snapped this photo of the ill-fated flagship being dropped off at a well known repair shop. The 2000GT could be the last project for the shop’s old “meister,” who is nearing retirement, if he decides to take on the project.
Theoretically, as long as the number plate still exists, the rest of the car can be rebuilt around it, as long as there’s the will to do it. It’s been done with rare European race cars before, and with just 337 original production units of the 2000GT built to being with, having this work of automotive art back on the road is practically a duty of humanity. Luckily, there appears to be enough support on this “Revive Toyota 2000GT” Japanese Facebook group, created specifically for the crushed example, that no matter who does the work it will live to drive another day.