Status: New built
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Few people know of my obsession with the Toyota 2000GT. Some love GT40s, some Lamborghinis, they are all great cars but if I had to choose a car to have, it would be the 2000GT...to me, the holy grail of automobiles. This build has taken a long time, well over a year and a half. It appeared briefly in my showroom but took it down as it was idle for far too long.
The bodyset is by Kawada, the chassis is a TT01 that came from a BMW M3 I parted out. The body is painted Tamiya gold, with airbrushed chrome trim on the outside. The decals that came with the body weren't the best and I thought this deserved real chrome. I sprayed clearcoat on top of the chrome to protect it. The part that took the longest was all the tape lines, I cut the lines by hand with flexy vinyl as I couldn't find any thin enough. One thing I love about this bodyset is it comes with headlight buckets. For added realism and function, I used the light housings and lenses from a Jugg rollbar and installed them into the Kawada housings. The result is so realistic, and they will function once I install the lights!
I wanted a scale look so I used S800 M-chassis wheels and believe it or not, Hornet front tires all around. This gave me the tall and skinny profile I was after. Low profile tires just look wrong on this car- it's the only way.
The chassis is stock except for bearings, carbon upper deck and aluminum prop shaft. I intend on running it carefully. For more realism I've removed the front drivetrain to make it RWD. I will probably just run the silver can, or a Sport-Tuned at most- but I HAVE to see this car run! I'll continue to noodle the car quite a bit- I plan on adding an interior and exterior details like mirrors and wipers, maybe a machined aluminum fuel cap, and of course, some LEDs in the light housings. Also on the list are stainless steel exhausts- but for now it's looking good and ready for running soon. I can't wait to find another 2000GT shell so I can build another- this time the Shelby race version! I have to give credit to my friend Raffy who found this bodyset in Akihabara last year- you've got sharp eyes my friend! 8D