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 Post subject: Saturo Nozaki 1968 Toyota 2000 GT
PostPosted: Thu Nov 12, 2009 7:44 pm 
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A wonderful car from Japan.


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 Post subject: Re: Saturo Nozaki 1968 Toyota 2000 GT
PostPosted: Thu Nov 12, 2009 7:58 pm 
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That's not a coachbuilt special, is it?

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 Post subject: Re: Saturo Nozaki 1968 Toyota 2000 GT
PostPosted: Fri Nov 13, 2009 4:37 pm 
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Toyota 2000 GT was the first supersports-cars of Japan and connected elegance as well as the most modern technology with impressive road performances. The whole production during the years from 1967 to 1970 amounted to only 351 copies. For the design Saturo Nozaki was obliged which had graduated from the kind of centre college of design in Los Angeles and brought from there precise images about "western" beauty ideals. In the interior of the GT in 2000 all classical attributes of a sports-car of the sixties are found. From a thin chrome ring surround, instruments and operating elements are fitted into a continuous armature bearer from rosewood. Also the look under the hood reveals the best engineer's art and a look for aesthetic details.

Der Toyota 2000 GT war Japans erster Supersportwagen und verband Eleganz sowie modernste Technik mit eindrucksvollen Fahrleistungen. Die Gesamtproduktion in den Jahren von 1967 bis 1970 betrug lediglich 351 Exemplare. Für das Design wurde Saturo Nozaki verpflichtet, der das Art Center College of Design in Los Angeles absolviert hatte und von dort genaue Vorstellungen über 'westliche' Schönheitsidealen mitbrachte. Im Innenraum des 2000 GT finden sich alle klassischen Attribute eines Sportwagen der Sechziger Jahre. Von einem dünnen Chromring umgeben, sind Instrumente und Bedienelemente in einen durchgehenden Armaturenträger aus Rosenholz eingepaßt. Auch der Blick unter die Motorhaube offenbart beste Ingenieurkunst und einen Blick für ästhetische Details.

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