Owners can now buy new parts for this classic at local dealerships.
Toyota is hard at work reviving its long lost sporting car heritage. Cars such as the Toyota 86 and Supra are doing an amazing job of drawing motoring enthusiasts back to the brand which for a long period has been stuck in the doldrums. And the news that Toyota will be bringing a hot version of its Corolla to our shores has also piqued the interest of hot hatch fans across the US. But Toyota hasn't stopped there: the carmaker previously announced it would be manufacturing original replacement parts for the A70 and A80 Supra, and more recently for the S2000. And now there's news that the hallowed Toyota 2000GT will also be getting new parts thanks to the team at Toyota Gazoo Racing (TGR).
With more and more brands looking after fanbases of older cars, now considered classics, Toyota joins the modern trend with open arms, as fans across the globe rejoice.
The famed 2000GT, considered by many to be the most beautiful classic Japanese road car ever built, started production in 1967 as a competitor to the Jaguar E-Type, another legendary sports car. Built-in collaboration with Yamaha Motor Co, the 2000GT enjoyed three years of production, with the last car rolling off the line in 1970. Only 337 cars were produced. The 2000GT was ahead of its time for the era, and employed many cutting edge features.
The 2000GT featured a 2.0-liter straight-six engine, disk brakes in every corner, as well as radial tires and four-wheel double-wishbone suspension.
The new project aims to produce spare parts no longer available to the platform and will ensure that owners get to enjoy these special cars for years to come. The project is currently in full swing, as Toyota looks to collaborate with special suppliers, as well as certain Toyota plants. As of August 1, the TGR website will be releasing more information on the new project, and orders will be opened.
The best news is that these parts will be up for purchase from any Toyota dealership just as with any other new part, but the number of parts sold will be limited per car.