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1967 Toyota 2000GT Prototype [MF10]

1967 Toyota 2000GT [MF10] in Car Years, Non-fiction TV, 2000 IMDB Ep. 5

Class: Cars, Coupé — Model origin: JP — Made for: GB

1967 Toyota 2000GT Prototype [MF10]

[*][*] Minor action vehicle or used in only a short scene

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dsl SX

2018-11-01 04:42

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9 FXD
✗ Untaxed Tax due: 01 April 1993
MOT No results returned
Vehicle make: TOYOTA
Date of first registration: August 1978
Year of manufacture: 1968
Cylinder capacity (cc): 1998 cc
CO₂Emissions: Not available
Fuel type: PETROL
Euro Status: Not available
Export marker: No
Vehicle status: Not taxed
Vehicle colour: SILVER

9 FXD was apparently one of only two 2000 GTs sold supplied to UK; first owner(s) unknown until bought by Viscount Raynham (of Fakenham, Norfolk) in 1971 until he sold it in 1995 - "Viscount Charles Raynham had his 2000GT featured in Autocar, 22 NOV 1989 and was on BBC Top Gear 2nd Mar 1995. It's a grey one and one of the 4 prototypes. He paid £1800 for it in 1971 from the showrooms of HR Owen (Ferrari, Bentley, etc.) who described it as "a rubbishy little Jap sports number". He took it to Toyota HQ Croyden to get an overheating problem looked at and then found out the true story of what he had." -
http://tecclubinfo.proboards.com/thread/457 , http://oldjapanesecar.proboards.com/thread/1945/toyota-classic-barn-find-omg?page=2

The other was the 1967 Tokyo show car (chassis #10130, engine #10181), its debut appearance in final production form and one of only 2 cars factory painted in gold. Twiggy was hired as their show model, and Toyota gave her the car afterwards. After it was shipped here, she took delivery February 1968 in a publicised handover of UBY 2F in the London showroom of the newly established Toyota (GB) Ltd. However 18-year-old Twiggy did not yet have a licence. UBY 2f was then painted red and went to the US, where it was bought by Toyota USA in 1981. After a couple of restorations it is now back in the original gold and displayed at the Toyota USA Automobile Museum in Torrance, California. - https://blog.toyota.co.uk/twiggy-gold-toyota-2000gt

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