The Toyota 2000GT was a mold-breaker for the Japanese auto industry. The thinking at the time was that Japanese manufacturers took an existing design and making practical improvements. The 2000GT was a joint venture between Yamaha and Toyota and changed how the world saw Japanese cars. Yamaha built the cars from 1967 to 1970 with a little styling influence from the Jaguar E-Type that would convince James Bond himself to swap his Aston Martin for one. Only 351 2000GTs were ever built and that reflects in their current market value. Prices are north of $1 million, making the 2000GT one of the most valuable Japanese production cars ever.
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