Stikkord: 2000

1967 Toyota 2000GT: A Generational Gift

In this week’s film we head off to the French commune of Annemasse just outside of Switzerland, where we met multiple generations of the Degenève family as they recounted the story of this Toyota 2000GT.

The clan operates the oldest Toyota dealer in the country, and at one point Jean-Pierre Degenève owned two of these cars. He was forced to sell them both, but decades later his sons tracked down this white example outside of Tokyo with the help of Toyota. After buying and then hiding the car from their father’s eyes for months, he was finally presented with it on his 70th birthday. That’s gifting tastefully. See the photoshoot and further info here: Drive Tastefully®


Video: 1984 Celica Liftback

En oppdatering 26/2/2017:

Denne videoen er gjenganger på toppen av videoer vist på vår Bildillamagasin YouTube konto. Slik har det vært lenge også. Den kamper med en av videoene om min Lexus ES250 og noen ganger kommer 77 Celica Liftback videoene opp i kampen. Men det er tydeligviss et ønske om mer stoff rundt denne bilen! Kanskje merkelig for oss i Norge, da denne bilen aldri var solgt er på berget…

Se videoen under….



Da avslutter vi 2015, men en god følelse. Flere besøk på vår YouTube kanal, og det skifter stadig på vilke videoer som har mest besøk. De siste ukene, så har denne videoen om min 1984 Celica kommet på toppen 🙂


En liten mobil video om vår 1984 Toyota Celica Liftback 2.0 XT.

Bilen ble kjøpt i Sverige, og importert til Norge.


Disse Celica modellene ble aldrig solgt i Norge. Vi fikk valget mellom Corolla GT, MR2 og Celica Supra 2,8. Men ingen Celica modeller i 1984…

Bilen har en 21R-C motor på 2 liter.

Vi kommer tilbake med mer info og flere videoer….


A small mobile video about our 1984 Toyota Celica Liftback 2.0 XT.

The car was bought in Sweden and imported into Norway.

These Celica models were never sold in Norway. We were given the choice Corolla GT, MR2 and Celica Supra 2.8. But no Celica models in 1984 …

The car has a 21R-C engine of 2 liters.

This BMW 2000 CA Was A Game Changer

“You picture, back in ’69, the guy that got in here, i mean, he had the coat and tie, thin cigarette in his mouth and driving this luxurious thing—to him, it was a Bentley of the time,” says Emin Kureghian. “Today, I get in, slam the door shut, turn it on, step on the gas; it’s not going anywhere and I have a laugh.”

“They were pretty generic cars, there wasn’t much to it,” he says. He’s right: the car here sports a carbureted 4-cylinder engine, automatic transmission, skinny 14-inch wheels and tall tires, all a far cry from what BMW offers its customers today. Acquired at a charity auction after being in long-term storage, the car is unrestored but has been cleaned up and turned into a fine driver.

Designed in-house by BMW, its spec sheet isn’t what matters: “It’s kind of a hybrid between the 02 and the newer coupes. It’s got lines from both—if you take a good look, you can see both sides of the story.”

“The fact that it pulled [BMW] out of a sales slump is really something, like a whole new generation…almost like the E30 of its generation.”

If Emin restores the car, it’ll be taken back to its original color, but for the time being, he’s just driving it tastefully, safe in the knowledge he’s been able to keep a part of history alive.

“I’m part of the cause, so to speak—to me, it’s home.”

Drive Tastefully®