Filed under: Classics , Auctions , Toyota Toyota’s agelessly beautiful 2000GT has been sold by RM Auctions for $1.16 million, making it the new record holder for the most expensive Asian car ever sold. As always, rarity played a big factory in driving up the price; just 351 2000GT models were built, and only 62 left-hand-drive cars (like this one). The classic Toyota , standout member of Texas car-collector Don Davies’ paddock, was originally a US-delivery car that spent time in a collection back in a Japan before returning to Texas just a short time ago. The car last sold in March of 2011, for just $650,000. Enthusiasts will recognize the 2000GT as perhaps the most heralded Japanese classic of all time. The Toyota was a contemporary of the Jaguar E-Type – though one that obviously sold in a fraction of the English car’s numbers – that was well reviewed by the motoring press of the day. Sometimes referred to as Japan’s first supercar, the 2000GT boasted a 150-horsepower, dual overhead cam, 2.0-liter straight-six engine; a five-speed manual transmission; and a reported top speed of over 135 miles per hour. RM described this record-setting example as, “the finest and most authentic 2000GT to come to market in recent years,” equating it with blue chip classic exotics like the Ferrari Daytona and Lamborghini Miura. 1967 Toyota 2000GT most expensive Asian car ever sold at $1.2M originally appeared on Autoblog on Fri, 10 May 2013 17:03:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds .
Seventeen Boys & Girls Clubs to Share $302,620 Contribution This Holiday Season from Toyota Financial Services, ADESA and Norwalk Auto Auctions
December 21, 2011 – Torrance, Calif. – Toyota Financial Services (TFS), as part of its Making Life Easier for YOUth initiative, has partnered with two auto remarketing firms, ADESA ( www.adesa.com ) and Norwalk Auto Auctions ( www.norwalkautoauction.com ), to provide a surprise holiday donation of $302,620 to be shared among 17 Boys & Girls Clubs in cities where the three companies operate. In addition to celebrations at the various Clubs, representatives of Toyota Financial Services and The Boys & Girls Clubs of America will hold a special check presentation this afternoon at the Whittier Boys & Girls Clubs at 7905 Greenleaf Ave, in Whittier, Calif., to recognize the combined $302,620 contribution.