Despite a massive upward swing for Japanese cars from the 1970s through the 1990s, the values of Supras or NSXs fall far, far short of the price tags hung on vintage metal from Ferrari and Porsche. In a field of rapidly appreciating Hakusoka Skylines and Mazda Cosmos’ that are gradually breaching the six-figure mark, the voluptuous Toyota 2000GT is the lone stand-out, with values hovering at or just under the million-dollar waterline. If you’ve got the desire and the fat stack of cash to back it up, Bring a Trailer has a concours-ready 2000GT up for grabs.
According to BaT, this shiny red 2000GT one of just three sold new in Mozambique, eventually making its way to a prolific collector in South Africa. In 1986, the GT moseyed over to the States. It briefly stayed in Maine before moving to Costa Rica, where it remained until sold to the current English owner, though its presently located in Houston, Texas. In 2013, the car was beautifully restored back to better-than-showroom spec by a well-respected local restoration shop.
In 2014, just under $20,000 was spent on a cosmetic refresh. On the mechanical side, the current owner has roughly $30,000 in receipts from Classic Performance Engineering and BG Motorsport. As such, the 2.0-liter Yamaha-designed 150-hp inline-six engine is running perfectly. Since 1967, this right-hand-drive Toyota has covered just 47,735 miles.
Head over to Bring a Trailer to place a bid on one of the rarest and most sought-after Japanese classics.