The Toyota 2000GT is a million dollar car. But you already knew that. In the auction world, the rule of thumb is that a car needs to sell for a particular price three time before it’s considered legit. Two 2000GTs sold for $1 million each this weekend at Monterey, confirming what we already have seen in three other sales of Japan’s first supercar.
The RHD Solar Red example, the so-called “best restored 2000GT in the world,” sold at RM for $950,000. With the 10 percent commission, that’s $1,045,000 out the door.
Crossing the block minutes later a the Gooding & Co. auction a few miles away was a Pegasus White LHD specimen. When the hammer dropped bidding had reached $1,050,000, or $1,155,000 out the door.
Though neither price was unexpected, the auctions further cement the 2000GT as Japan’s blue chip classic. We’ll have more from Monterey soon. Stay tuned.
Any nicer shots of the red one? The Pegasus White example just looks like perfection to me. Love it!
It’s really surprising that no one has developed a kit car based on the 2000GT considering the number of available chassises and the sky high prices of an original.