This car is in a time warp condition. It has been garaged most of its life. I am the only owner in the UK. It has 2 previous owners in Japan.
The car has no rust as you can see from pictures. It is kept in the garage here in the UK and only goes out when there is no rain and the roads are dry.
This is a top of the range Crown, not the usual Super Saloon, with so many features to list from all electric seats, digital dashboard, auto lights, auto wipers, ABS, Traction control, Cruise Control, Electric telescopic steering wheel and ice cold air conditioning with sweeping vents!
It has the original paint and the 1UZ engine. This is very reliable unit (famously done 1 million miles. This one did only 60k)
I had this car for 3 years. It has given me no trouble whatsoever. Legendry Toyota reliability. Service parts available from Toyota dealers as it shares many parts with Lexus LS400 of the same year.
Car tax is around £265 per year. Insurance for me is £275 per year on a classic policy.
I bought this car because I loved it when I was a child. The reason that I am selling it is that I bought a more sentimental car (Toyota Corona 1980 that was owned by my dad) that has to be garaged as well. Lack of space forces sale.
It has got Japanese service history and has been serviced every year here by myself with parts from Toyota dealership (with receipts). It has got spark plugs replaced, automatic transmission fluid replaced, and the usual oil and filter from Toyota every year. The A/C was serviced 2 years ago with a new receiver/dryer. It is still ice cold as I remember it from my childhood.
The car is very smooth. The engine is quiet with a smooth responsive automatic transmission (you can hardly feels the gear changes)!
It will be sad to see this car go but the Corona needs the garage before the Winter.