One of only two ever built, the 1967 Toyota 2000GT Roadster is the most collectible (and expensive) Japanese car of all time. What’s more, this fantastic piece of mechanical engineering was also James Bond’s ride of choice in the film You Only Live Twice.
Built in collaboration with Yamaha, the vehicle was intended to compete with the highly-coveted Jaguar E-Type and the Porsche 911. It had a lightweight aluminum body construction and an inline-6 cylinder Toyota engine with 150-bhp (top speed of 135 mph), sending power to the rear wheels via a 5-speed gearbox and a limited slip differential, plus power-assisted disc brakes all around. Although the pristine example you see here is not for sale, it can be admired at the Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles.
Images courtesy of The Petersen Automotive Museum