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When the Toyota 2000GT first broke cover in 1967, it was absolutely groundbreaking. It was Japan’s first supercar, a masterpiece of understated elegance which would forever change the world’s opinion of Japanese cars, hitherto seen as cheap but efficient econoboxes. Only 351 were ever built, so when Chiba Toyopet unearthed an original ’67 model in a garage in Tokyo, he was pretty pleased with the find. The car was badly in need of restoration, but the restoration it received might not be quite what you’re expecting. The car was converted into an EV, utilizing a number of drivetrain components from a Lexus LS600h hybrid, with work done by the Toyota Automotive Lovers Association.

What a waste of an iconic car:cry:

p7ulg said...

What a waste of an iconic car:cry:

"For those worried that the conversion has negatively impacted the value of this incredibly valuable car (one sold at Pebble Beach last year for $647,000), not to worry. Mr. Toyopet also restored the original drivetrain along with the rest of the car, and can swap it back in whenever he feels like it. If you’d like to see the car, which has been dubbed the “2000GT Solar Electric Vehicle”, in all its solar glory, it is on display right now at the Detroit Auto Show."



It was Japan’s first supercar, a masterpiece of understated elegance

IMO it is one of the best looking cars ever made.


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Its definitely up there.



My favourite bond car by a mile

Saw this waiting to do it's run up the hill at Goodwood last year, I took a video of it as the bonnet was literally humming due to the electricity, a very very strange sound



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