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Toyota 2000GT (AUTOART)

This Toyota 2000GT is actually an AutoArt 1:18 scale model with a set of custom RS-Watanabe rims. The original AutoArt models had the proper rims of the stock versions: wire spoke wheels from prototypes [280A/I, 280A/II...] (corresponding to AutoArt ref. 78744) and the magnesium-alloy wheels from production cars (corresponding to AutoArt ref. 78742)

Toyota 2000GT 280A/I prototype with wire spoke wheels (photo from Shin Yoshikawa's book 'Toyota 2000GT: the complete history of Japan's first supercar' http://www.kaiartintl.com/toyota_2000gt_book )

1:18 AutoArt ref. 78744

Toyota 2000GT production car with magnesium-alloy wheels (photo: 2000gt.net) - This 1967 Toyota 2000GT was sold for $797,500 at RM Sotheby's auction in Amelia Island 2016

1:18 AutoArt ref. 78742

Two one-off roadsters were made specially for the James Bond's film 'You Only Live Twice' (1967) because Sean Connery (6' 2" tall) couldn't get in the original coupe (the roof is only at 45.7" height). Since then, some roadster replicas of the Bond's car have been made with other coupes.

Toyota 2000GT roadster. Akiko Wakabayashi is at the driver seat because Sean Connery had not enough room to drive - 'You Only Live Twice' (1967)

Notice in this scene from James Bond's film 'You Only Live Twice' (1967), the reason why the coupe was modified into a roadster by cutting off the roof. The head of Sean Connery is above the windscreen height.

This 2000GT is a roadster, not a convertible like it seems. The rear cover is fake to simulate a convertible model. Toyota only built coupe models of the 2000GT. There are roadster replicas of this Bond's car but they were also made from coupes.

Toyota 2000GT roadster. Akiko Wakabayashi - 'You Only Live Twice' (1967)

Toyota 2000GT roadster. Akiko Wakabayashi - 'You Only Live Twice' (1967)

1:18 AutoArt ref. 78731

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