In January, we learned that Toyota had restarted production of replacement parts for the third- and fourth-generation Supra. Now, it’s the GT2000’s turn.
On the heels of resuming production of A70 and A80 Supra parts, Toyota Gazoo Racing (TGR) will begin making parts for the 2000GT through its GR Heritage Parts Project. The 2000GT, built in collaboration with Yamaha, was launched in 1967, and only 337 were built before production ended in 1970. A 1967 model in #2 (Excellent) condition is valued at $640,000; even one in #4 (Fair) condition is worth almost $500K.
The sports car featured the latest Japanese technology, including a 2.0-liter DOHC straight-six engine, four-wheel double-wishbone suspension, four-wheel disc brakes, radial tires, magnesium alloy wheels, and retractable headlamps. It had a top speed of 220 kph (136.7 mph), placing it on a par with European sports cars of the day.
The 2000GT set a number of speed records and also appeared in the 1967 James Bond film You Only Live Twice, starring Sean Connery.
More information will be available through the TGR website beginning August 1, when orders will be accepted. Parts can also be ordered through Toyota dealers. To prevent reselling, Toyota says sales will be restricted to owners, and the number of parts sold will be limited per car.
Toyota also says some A70 and A80 Supra parts are available now (A70 fuel sender gauge, A70 door handle, and A80 door handle). Information is also posted on the TGR website.
Toyota isn’t the only automaker reproducing replacement parts for popular models. Last spring, Nissan restarted production of the Skyline’s RB26 straight-six, and Mazda followed suit by making Miata replacement parts in the fall of 2019. Earlier this year, Honda began offering parts for the S2000.