A 2JZ-powered Toyota Crown finished in the rare two-tone shade of green-over-grey
Add in some genuine Work Euroline wheels and you get quite the package for the money.
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 – 1997 Toyota Crown Royal Touring (JZS155)
Our Toyota Crown was built in February 1997 and is a “Royal Touring” trim level with JZ engine.
That means it’s powered by a 3.0-litre naturally-aspirated 2JZ engine and features automatic headlights, remote central locking, climate control, an electric driver’s seat, and a dark wool interior.
It was purchased in Japan via their domestic auction network and was graded 4.0B. A set of genuine Work Euroline wheels were fitted in Japan by our workshop, alongside new suspension too.
This particular car’s dark-green over grey two-tone combination is rare, as is the darker interior combination too. The vehicle’s paintwork is original and the car shows no sign of paint repairs.
What made this car special:
- Green-over-grey factory two-tone paint
- 2JZ 3.0-litre straight-six engine
- Four speed auto / rear-wheel drive
- Dark interior option
- Climate control air conditioning
- Electric driver’s seat
- Genuine Work Euroline three-piece wheels
- New suspension
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.