A gorgeous white 1967 Toyota 2000GT.
If you aren’t familiar with the 2000GT, it has a pretty fascinating back story.
Think of it as kind of like the Lexus LFA of its day,
except with vastly more historical significance.
The car first showed up as a concept in 1965, back when the fledgling Japanese auto industry
wasn’t taken very seriously on the world stage, and was more known for making motorcycles than cars.
The 2000GT was a sucker punch to the whole world, shocking proof that once-war torn Japan could make cars that inspired
lust as well as anyone else.
Largely credited to German-born designer Albrecht Goertz, who also penned the stunning BMW 507 and later the
Datsun 240Z/Nissan Fairlady Z, the 2000GT echoed many sports cars of its time, including the Jaguar E-Type and others.
Power came from a 150 horsepower 2.0-liter inline six that offered performance on par with the Porsche 911 of the day.
Then as now, it was a fantastically rare machine.
Only 337 were ever produced, and just 54 made it to North America.
The one at the LA show is a left-hand drive model, curiously enough.