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1967 Toyota 2000GT: A Generational Gift

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rrelief
rrelief
4 years ago

I’m sitting here with moist eyes as a result of a memory your film recalled. It was the late 60’s or early 70’s and my father had taken me for a surprise drive. The surprise turned out to be a visit to a small local (Colorado Springs) dealership to see one of these magnificent vehicles. I remember being transfixed – I must have worn a path in the floor around that car. It was the most beautiful automobile I’d seen up close. Interesting that my father ended up getting a 240z in ’71, though I’ll let others argue the styling influence question. Wonderful film – and thank you for the memory!

Eddie Kilowatt
Eddie Kilowatt
4 years ago

From a storytelling standpoint, it’s kind of odd that it’s a gift for the father and he’s never shown driving it.

Robert in LA
Robert in LA
4 years ago
Reply to  Eddie Kilowatt

I take your point, but somehow it doesn’t bother me. He may be camera shy or have health difficulties. The car is on display at the dealership, and acknowledges his prior history with these cars. To me that is enough. Truly, who drives a car as rare and as valuable as this one other than for short intervals to keep the lubricants moving, and on demonstration drives?

carl helmetag
carl helmetag
4 years ago

I worked for many years for a company located near Annemasse. This video wonderfully blends my passion for cars with my passion for the Haute Savoie region of France. C’est bien fait Petrolicious! Merci!

Jared
Jared
4 years ago

Excellent story and music. I loved the piano piece at the beginning of the piece. It reminds me of Nils Frohm.

Paul Duesler
Paul Duesler
4 years ago

I agree with Robert in LA
You folks are performing a vivid immersing historical capture of a golden age of man and machine. The mechanical/artistic/acoustic/visceral highlights of something wonderful that may well be a shor lived thing. Thanks for letting us enjoy it.

CJ David
CJ David
4 years ago

God, such a beauty. Great story as well.

Stradale33
Stradale33
4 years ago

Amazing story and great video! Fun fact my parents purchased a total of 4 cars at the Degeneve dealer all Honda and Toyota.

Olivier
Olivier
4 years ago

Tres beau cadeau , Bravo a la fratrie ! J adore et je comprends ( en connaissance de cause) l attachement sentimental lié a une marque , puis le st graal du modèle de SA marque …. Belle histoire .

Enrico Brancher
Enrico Brancher
4 years ago

Amazing story as usual, and one of my favorite cars of all time, I hope one day I’ll be lucky enought to drive one!

Dennis White
Dennis White
4 years ago

I have to have my son see this video! Formidable!!

Robert in LA
Robert in LA
4 years ago

Petrolicious, the level of access you achieve to these cars and these people is extraordinary. You are systematically documenting all of the great automotive achievements of the 20th century, and many of the most knowledgeable collectors. How and why people maintain these collections is at least as interesting, to me personally, as the cars themselves. Both are stars.

Afshin Behnia
Afshin Behnia
4 years ago
Reply to  Robert in LA

Thanks Robert! Very kind of you.

Tim Verheij
Tim Verheij
4 years ago
Reply to  Robert in LA

Could not agree more!

JB21
JB21
4 years ago

Another great story, and an insanely pretty car. When I was a little kid in Japan, back in the 70s, I spent a lot of time at my uncle’s house. The next door neighbor had a 2000GT and Sport800 parked, both of them silver. They really were the coolest thing around. (The neighbor kept them for a long time, finally disappeared when I was in high school.)