100-foot rotting tree takes out Asian beauty.
Toyota only built a handful of the delightful 2000GT, so it’s a sad day when one gets crushed by a massive tree. The extremely rare, million-dollar coupe was being driven down a road in Toyoama prefecture, Japan, when a 100-foot tall tree collapsed on top of it. According to the report, which contains footage of the aftermath, the tree was rotten inside but as a protected species could not be chopped down. Thankfully the driver suffered just minor injuries, which is pretty incredible considering the flattened state of his once-stunning ride.
The 2000GT was inspired by the Jaguar E-Type, with power coming from a Yamaha-built 2.0-liter straight-six. It is considered Japan’s first supercar, with just 351 examples built between 1967 and 1970. When a model sold in auction last year for $1.15 million, it became the most expensive Asian car ever sold.