As Japan's first exclusive sports car, the Toyota 2000GT has fascinated automotive enthusiasts, collectors, and historians for more than three decades. A joint creation of Toyota and Yamaha, this rare and exotic GT is revered today as much for its beauty and performance as its great historic significance.
Now,for the first time,the fascinating story behind this important machine has been discovered and revealed. Toyota 2000GT: the complete history ofJapan's first supercar, a work by noted author / artist Shin Yoshikawa, is a lavishly produced, exhaustively researched,luxuriously illustrated chronicle of the car that shocked the automotive world and launched the Japanese sports-car revolution.
Long-lost photos; forgotten sketches and blueprints; fact and insights from the famous and not-so-famous heroes behind the 2000GT; compelling text; 600+ new and historic photos; museum-grade format with full-clor throughout and archive-quality stock; complete specs and production tables; through examination of the racing and movie cars; even a full-size gallery of origonal factory brochures. This journalistic masterwork totally transforms what we know about the 2000GT's place in automotive history.
the complete history of Japan's first supercar / by shin yoshikawa