The Toyota 2000GT Shelby racer is the first Japanese classic to break $2 million at auction

The Carroll Shelby-tuned Toyota 2000GT race car we wrote about earlier this week has sold for $2,535,000, becoming the first Japanese car to cross the $2 million threshold at auction. It’s a stunning result. Originally, we had some doubts it would fetch such a high price, due to the fact that it wasn’t hugely successful in this lower-tier racing series, but we are happy to be proven wrong.

You can read more about the car in our earlier article, or in our old print magazine. Given the provenance of this car, it seems unlikely this record will be broken any time soon.

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2 Responses to The Toyota 2000GT Shelby racer is the first Japanese classic to break $2 million at auction

  1. Crown says:

    Excellent!!

  2. pete240z says:

    You mentioned that “it seems unlikely this record will be broken”.

    Have you seen the prices of those Acura Integra Type R’s?

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