So what does it take to build the world’s most complete Toyota 2000GT restoration? It starts with the chassis, a rare right-hand-drive, Solar Red (2310W) 1967 Toyota 2000GT serial number MF10-10128. It was one of two 2000GT’s that were built for the Mozambique market and this particular vehicle was purchased by Mr. Javier Quiros for his personal collection about 30 years ago. Lets take a look…
The Restoration Process of MF10-10128:
The Most Valuable Toyota 2000GT Ever Restored?
The Toyota 2000GT has been a historic Japanese classic car icon, especially after a modified open top version appeared in James Bond’s “You Only Live Twice” spy flick. Overshadowed by its European counterparts, the 2000GT has flown under the radar for decades. Not until last year, a Bellatrix Yellow 2000GT (MF10-10147), surpassed the $1M mark for the first time selling at nearly $1.2M at the RM Auctions, Don Davis Collection in Texas.
For MF10-10128, it will be auctioned off this weekend at the RM Auction in Monterey. It’s expected to sell between $700,000-$900,000, but with the complete chassis being miticulously refreshed and every single part returned to factory-spec, I expect Mr. Quiros personal Toyota 2000GT to be the most valuable 2000GT on the market. Because this is not your ordinary classic car restoration, he personally commissioned Restoracion Clássicas to bring back his 2000GT in the condition as it left the factory on October 19, 1967 at the Iwata, Shizuoka plant in Japan.