When it debuted, just about the only thing the car lacked was a rich sports car pedigree—which is, ironically, exactly what the 2000 GT helped establish at Toyota. That severely hampered sales, and ultimately just 351 units were ever sold.
Fun fact: this specific car, available at RM's Monterey auction, spent most of its life in Mozambique before being restored earlier this year by Akio Toyoda's old college roommate. Small world, huh?
Aaron Miller is the Rides editor for Supercompressor. Between this and the original Taurus SHO, he's now curious as to how many legendary cars Yamaha has played a key hand in.