Toyota 2000GT tops a million bucks in Texas

| 29 Apr 2013

A 1967 Toyota 2000GT has stunned Fort Worth by making $1,155,000 – nearly double its estimate – at RM’s Don Davis Collection sale on 27 April.

Often referred to as Toyota’s E-type, just 351 examples were built of which 62 were right-hand drive such as this car.

The Toyota had been meticulously restored to its original condition and was showing just 62,000 miles on the clock.

While the 2000GT provided the shock of the day, it was a Ferrari that earned the most money as a 1967 330GTS scooped $1,936,000 – a healthy $500k over its top estimate.

Other Maranello classics that sold on the day included a 1973 Ferrari 365GTB/4 Daytona Spider ($1,650,000), a 1971 Daytona coupé ($407,000) and a 1991 Testarossa ($104,500).

A 1955 Mercedes-Benz Gullwing topped the German cars at a cost of $1,237,500, while two 300SL Roadsters, from 1957 and ’61, made $770,000 and $935,000 respectively. The latter was a desirable disc-braked example, which came with a removable hard-top.

Porsches also had a strong showing with a 1988 959 ‘Komfort’ selling for $770,000 and a 1973 911 Carrera RS Touring making $506,000.

American cars, which formed the majority of the lots, were led by a 1941 Chrysler Newport that was the Indy 500 pace car that same year. The open-top dropped just under its estimate of $900,000-1.2million, making $880,000.

Meanwhile, a 1954 Chrysler GS-1 Special by Ghia that was believed to be one of just two in existence made $616,000.
You can view the full results on RM’s website.