Believe it or not, the most expensive Asian car ever sold is probably a classic Toyota.
News of a 1967 Toyota 2000GT selling for $1.2 million at an auction graced headlines but didn’t draw the attention it probably should have. According to David Kinney, publisher of Hagerty’s price guide, the car is more than the world’s most expensive Toyota. It might be the most expensive Asian production car car ever sold.
“I have looked for anything higher and have been unable to find it,” he wrote in an e-mail to the New York Times.
In a world where rare Lamborghinis sell for millions, a $1.2 million price tag doesn’t turn heads the way it would have years ago. Seeing 2000GTs sell for high prices isn’t new either – although the most recent instance dwarfs the $650,000 paid for another from the same model year in March, 2011.
[Source: New York Times]
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