Have you Seen the $1 Million Toyota?October 15, 2014
Often, when we think of luxurious automobiles, the brand Toyota doesn’t come to mind. However, there is a Toyota worth $1 million.
The $1 million Toyota is a 2000GT and was sold by RM Auctions for more than $1 million. Of course, such a high price tag for a Toyota brings many questions to mind for many luxury automobile buyers. The most common question, is it really worth the cash?
Why is This Toyota Sought After?
The Toyota 2000GT a US collector purchased for more than $1 million is sought after for many reasons including:
• It’s Very Rare – Only 351 of this specific car were ever produced. They were made between 1967 and 1970.
• The Car Rivals the Porsche 911 and Jaguar E-Type – When Toyota created the 2000GT, it was made to rival both of these vehicles.
• It’s a Very Powerful Car – The Toyota 2000GT comes with a six cylinder, 2.0 liter engine and has a top speed of 217km/h.
• It was in a James Bond Movie – Maybe the biggest draw is the 1967 James Bond movie, “You Only Live Twice,” which featured the vehicle.
Many other reasons have collectors lining up whenever one of these gems hits the market. Only 62 of the 351 have ever made it to the United States, which has caused the vehicle to be a bit less popular here. Even though the vehicle didn’t become incredibly popular after the James Bond film, the ones that have survived have become very sought after vehicles.
The Toyota 2000GT has been called Japan’s most collectible classic car. This certainly has contributed to the more than $1 million price tag paid for the vehicle sold by RM Auctions. It’s a beautiful vehicle with plenty of rarity, even though it’s a Toyota.