A few years ago Toyota UK created some very cool GT86es to commemorate the company’s 50th anniversary in the United Kingdom. While slapping a wrap and putting some wheels on an otherwise stock car can be a half-assed way for automakers to create a “show car”, the fact that these GT86es wore racing liveries of famous Toyotas around the world made them instantly cool. Now, you can build your favorite one, or all six of them, out of paper.
Last week Toyota UK released papercraft versions of all six cars to help pass the time during coronavirus quarantine. You can download them from their site at the links below:.
- 1966 Yatabe Speed Trial Toyota 2000GT (Japan)
- 1968 SCCA Caroll Shelby Toyota 2000GT (USA)
- 1972 RAC Ove Andersson Toyota Celica 1600GT (Europe)
- 1981 IMSA GTU Toyota Celica (USA)
- 1994 Castrol Toyota Celica GT-Four (Europe)
- 1999 Esso Ultron Tiger Toyota Supra (Japan)
We wrote about the histories of each livery back in 2015, and it’s still just as hard to pick a favorite. If I had to though, I’d probably go for the O.G., the yellow and green inspired by the Yatabe Speed Trial 2000GT. It’s a shame Toyota never offered these on actual cars.
Thanks to Michael F. for the tip!