Toyota 2000GT

Toyota has released two new videos featuring the UK’s only road registered Toyota 2000GT to celebrate the 50th anniversary of this iconic car. The first of the two videos outlines the history of the 2000GT, while the second is an interview with the owner of the UK car explaining a bit about her cars history.

The Toyota 2000GT became world-famous after appearing in 1960s James Bond film ‘You Only Live Twice’ but it seems the adventures of this classic sports car have not been confined to the movies.

A UK restoration team working to bring one of the ultra-rare models back to pristine condition discovered that at some point in its history a bullet had been fired through the driver’s door.

It’s a mystery that adds to the allure of the car for owner Jane Weitzmann, who shares the story of her beloved 2000GT.

The 2000GT marked a watershed in Toyota’s history, it showed how the company could develop and build a light and nimble contemporary sports car with international appeal. Although it did not achieve huge sales, it remains a design classic and is known as Japans first supercar. Its low, compact and muscular lines becoming a reference point for the team which created today’s Toyota GT86 coupe.