To be clear, Javier Quirós‘s family was already knee-deep in Toyotas before the two met. Quirós’ father imported two FJ25 Land Cruisers for his Costa Rica banana plantation and before you know it, had become the world’s fourth-oldest Toyota importer, in charge of all the ToMoCo products sold in the region. Family fortunes grew and Javier eventually acquired his dream car, a 1967 Toyota 2000GT. Now he’s restoring it to what he believes is “the most original 2000GT in the world.”
This is the story of how Javier Quirós came to own his 2000GT, serial number 10128 and originally sold in Mozambique. Over the years he’s remained friends with Akio Toyoda, earning a seat alongside the Toyota Motor Company president in his 24 Hours of Nürburgring Lexus LFA. Quirós owns his own LFA as well, the only one with fog lights specially designed by TOM’S as an homage to the endurance racer. It’s red, like the rest of Javier Quirós’ collection of Toyota sports cars.
After many years with the 2000GT, Quirós thinks it’s time to pass it on to the next custodian. But before releasing it, he conducted what he calls the most thorough restoration in the world, with every last hose, clamp or screw researched and vetted as original. Quirós hopes to let it find its new home at the Monterey Historics this year, which already has a hakosuka GT-R, Cosmo Sport, and another 2000GT on the lot list. UPDATE: This 2000GT has been consigned to RM Auctions.