Although a classic, the Toyota Crown is likely one of the most sensible old cars you can buy.
It's a rear-wheel drive car powered by a 3.0-litre'2JZ' straight-six – meaning it's bulletproof and wont cost you the world to enjoy
Toyota’s 2JZ engine is one of its most-famous.
It’s the legendary 3.0-litre straight-six from the Toyota JZA80 Supra that’s known for huge power outputs and buttery-smooth operation. Like the Supra, the four-door Toyota Crown uses a rear-wheel drive layout, too.
Endless potential. This particular JZS155 Crown was built in the 1990s and at a time where Toyota in Japan were targeting Euro in terms of ride quality and perceived quality.
It’s evident in how they feel to drive: smooth, vibration-free and cosseting. This specific example was configured from the factory in ‘202 – Black’, and only 6% of total production was ever finished in this colour.
It’s begging for a set of wheels. Aside from being trouble-free and a joy to own, the jZS155 Crown is actually a real-deal Japanese Domestic Market car too – so tell that to your mates driving Aussie-delivered cars pretending they’re “JDM”!
The car pictured – 1997 Toyota Crown Royal
Our Toyota Crown was built in March 1997 and is a ‘Royal Saloon’ model.
That means it’s powered by the legendary 3.0-litre straight-six ‘2JZ-GE’ engine with 162kW power, 294Nm torque, and a four-speed automatic transmission (A340).
What makes this car special is its unique and factory configuration of single-tone Black with dark grey trim. The vehicle has covered 142,700km from new and was factory optioned with genuine wool seat covers (these can easily be removed if they’re not your flavour!)
Other fun features include automatic headlights, an electric driver’s seat, aftermarket double-din stereo, climate control air conditioning and electric steering column..
Quick facts of the car pictured be found here:
- 1997 Toyota Crown Royal Saloon
- 3.0-litre 2JZ straight-six engine
- Rear-wheel drive / automatic transmission
- Factory specification includes climate control, automatic headlights, power windows, remote central locking, electric driver’s seat, folding and heated side mirrors
- Factory option equipment: Wool seat covers
- Aftermarket goodies include a double-din stereo
- Japanese de-registration paperwork and auction paperwork available.
- The price is for the vehicle landed and complied in Australia
Nothing says classic like a three-box sedan with an inline-six engine – It's the golden recipe.