Featured in the fifth instalment of the James Bond series – You Only Live Once – the Toyota 2000GT Roadster became a pioneer in the Japanese Automotive Industry and as a joint venture between Toyota and Yamaha, the two companies broke the mould of ’70s designs.

During the filming of the classic, 6’2″ Sean Connery was reportedly too tall for the hardtop version and the targa model, leaving the 2000GT Roadster to star in the film.

If you’re a fan of the Bondi series and/or a fascination for vintage cars, the James Bond Toyota 2000GT Roadster is only on display at LA’s Petersen Automotive Museum as part of the Roots of Monozukuri exhibit. Read more here.