A 2JZ-powered Toyota Crown finished in the classic white-over-silver two-tone with a rare factory sunroof

And having travelled just 100,000km from new – it's barely been used, too!

The 150-series Toyota Crown was made during a time where Toyota – at least domestically – were targeting the Europeans in terms of quality and design.

If you squint, you might just see some Mercedes-Benz W142 about its front end. Toyota went further than just styling however, as the Crown also rides and drives like one too.

The engine is a variable-valve timed and naturally-aspirated 2JZ-GE – a buttery-smooth 3.0-litre motor as found in the Toyota Supra. The amount of thick carpet and sound deadening is plentiful too, meaning the cabin is quiet and feels high-end as a result.

And depending on the model you buy, you’ll get awesome things like a digital dashboard, automatic headlights, electric heated seats, rear electric reclining seats, and plenty more goodies along the lines of 1990s excess.

The 150-series is affordable, inherently quality, and shows great potential in terms of modification.

At the end of the day – it’s a rear-wheel drive Toyota S-Chassis car with a 2JZ!

About the car pictured – 1996 Toyota Crown Royal Saloon G (JZS155)

Our Toyota Crown was built in December 1996 and is a “Royal Saloon G” trim level finished in two-tone white-over-silver. It was a one-owner car in Japan!

That means it’s powered by a 3.0-litre naturally-aspirated 2JZ engine and features a digital dashboard, cruise control, electric steering column, 7-inch centre dash display, electric seats including electric rear seats, climate control, remote central locking, climate control, and a dark wool interior.

It is a high-spec model with nearly-every option. Factory extras include genuine Toyota seat doilies and silver one-tone wheels.

It was purchased in Japan via its domestic auction network and was auction graded 4.0B. The vehicle’s paintwork is original and the car shows no sign of paint repairs, and its underside is corrosion free.

Quick facts

What makes this car special:

  • One-owner car!
  • 2JZ 3.0-litre straight-six engine
  • Four speed auto / rear-wheel drive
  • Genuine 89,900km
  • Rare factory sunroof
  • High spec ‘G’ model
  • Digital dashboard and 7-inch centre screen
  • Climate control air conditioning
  • Electric Front and rear seats
  • USS Auction grade 4.0C
Clearly looking to Europe for inspiration, Toyota took the idea of a large, rear-wheel drive and six-cylinder sedan – and made it even better.

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