Last time we were looking at fancy cars in the Vancouver area, I left you guys hanging with a bit of a teaser; a car so special that I simply had to make a separate post for it.
This was also the only Japanese car to ever be used as a Bond car appearing in You Only Live Twice. Sean Connery didn’t fit in the hardtop version however (it’s a very small car), so Toyota made two convertible versions in just two weeks time for the film in order to accommodate Mr. Connery.
As you can see from the photos above, the car was roped off so I could only lean in and glance at the marvelous looking interior. The wood used on the dash was provided from Yamaha and was the same wood used in their pianos as well. Now that’s classy.
Without a doubt the 2000GT will remain as one of the all-time greats, being both the first supercar and collectable car from the Land Of The Rising Sun. Of course since then we have seen many great cars come out of Japan, but I can’t help but wonder if this is the car that set the benchmark for the rest of the country. While the supercars of today are without a doubt engineering masterpieces, it’s the old school classics that are truly priceless works of art.
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