Some say it’s a rather small figure when compared to the tens of millions grabbed by certain Bugatti or Ferrari models, but we’re still talking about a historical event for the Japanese company. What really impressive is that the 2000GT’s price has doubled in two years, with another 1967 example being sold in March 2011 for $650,000 (€499,400).
For those who don’t know much about this car, the 2000GT was powered by a dual overhead cam 2.0-liter in-line six-cylinder engine with three Solex 2-barrel carburetors rated at 150 HP. Mated to a 5-speed manual overdrive transmission, the Japanese sportscar was capable of a top speed of almost 140 mph (225 km/h).
All told, this particular version, which is an original left-hand drive US-delivery example, is plain gorgeous and was beautifully restored. Take a few moments to see the pictures uploaded in our photo gallery section below.
Story via NYTimes