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Rare sports car Toyota 2000GT makes a comeback as limited edition wireless mouse

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By Connie Sceaphierde, grape Japan

Built in limited numbers, the Toyota 2000GT is a true collectors item that only the most dedicated sports car fan (with a lot of money) would be able to afford these days.

Released in 1967, the car was Toyota’s first venture into the world of sports cars. Contrasting greatly with the more cheaper and sensible economy cars that were the main part of Toyota’s line-up, the release of the 2000GT revolutionized the world’s view on the Japanese car manufacturer.

With only 351 ever making it through production, to own one today you would need to either be a very rich auction attendee, or extremely lucky if you happen to have owned one since the beginning of its time.

Whilst the chance to sit behind the wheel of an official car is reserved to the most elite of billionaires, this Toyota 2000GT wireless mouse is a more affordable option that will allow you to steer your very own original Toyota sports car across the World Wide Web.

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Complete with a number plate, as well as working headlights and rear lights that turn on when the mouse is powered up, and being an officially licensed product by Toyota, it really is like having your very own Toyota 2000GT at home.

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With details so perfect it could easily be mistaken for a piece from a miniature model car collection, the Toyota 2000GT wireless mouse can double up as an interior house decoration when it is not connected to a PC.

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The mouse comes with a USB-micro C adapter, and is compatible with both Windows and Apple devices. Weighing 60 grams, and with dimensions of W130 x D50 x H35 mm, the Toyota 2000GT wireless mouse is not too overpowering or large in size, and will be the perfect gift for any classic car lover.

A limited edition product, there are just under 50 pieces left in stock, so make sure to be quick if you want to get your hands on your very own Toyota 2000GT wireless mouse.

The mouse comes in a shade of Ivory White and is available to purchase online for 6,600 yen.

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I remember seeing the real thing at a Toyota dealership in North Hollywood when I was running parts for another Toyota dealer in the area. It was and remains a memorable car.

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 it really is like having your very own Toyota 2000GT at home.

Yes, of course it is.

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My high school chemistry teacher bought one in the 70s and drove the 2000kms from Sydney back to our city.

He waited 6 months for it's arrival. No one could believe it when they saw it.

He was a single guy in his mid-30s and over the next couple of years the inside of the car resembled my teenage friends cars. Junk everywhere, snack wrappers, sports shoes/socks, piles of books and folders etc. It was always like this.

He became pretty successful in the sports world, but I often wonder what happened to the car.

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The 2000GT engine was a Yamaha design. They may have even manufactured it for Toyota. I know years later Yamaha made a hot DOHC V-6 for the original Ford Taurus SHO. Six throttle bodies and equal length headers too. Revved to something like 8000 rpm, power peak was 6200 rpm. Manual rans only. Really exotic stuff for a "family sedan". There were other Yamaha engines in Toyota products, such as the 4A-GE engine used in the AE86 Trueno/Sprinter/Hachiroku and MR-2, versions of that engine turned up in the Supra, a different engine with Yamaha head and variable valve timing in the Celica ZR and Corolla Sportivo, the 5.0 liter V-8 in the Lexus IS-F and the V-10 in the Lexus LFA.

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I will always remember the Toyota sports car from the 1960s. Like the Ford Mustang, it was affordable, beautiful, and lots of fun. I also really liked the Chevrolet Corvettes from the 50s and early 60s.

The Datsun 240Z was a big seller back in the 1970s, and still one of my all-time favorite Japanese sports cars.

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Back in the 1960s, a friend of mine was lucky enough to buy a Toyota sports car that had been brought to the States by a returning American serviceman. I have no idea if he still owns it. It was very impressive for its day. I was able to beat him in a race one time......by taking a shortcut that he didn't know about.

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BTW, back in the 60s, the used Toyota sports car went for a song.

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I remember my dad’s friend bringing it back to the US in the early 70s but couldn’t legally drive it because it didn’t have the required safety features. I vaguely recall one of them was that the windshield didn’t use safety glass.

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Cool idea.

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"BTW, back in the 60s, the used Toyota sports car went for a song."

I am beginning to wonder if the vast majority of those posting here is not around the the same age of those vilified, "fossilesed" Japanese politicians!

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