Nothing compares to a super-low kilometre car

And having been serviced every year regardless of mileage, this one genuinely drives like it did new.

Nothing compares to a low-kilometre car from a fastidious home.

A home that services their car on time rather than mileage; and one that understands that you must drive a car seldomly for it to survive the test of time.

That’s this Toyota Crown – one owner, a great service history, and one that’s travelled around 1,000km a year for the past 25-years. If you squint, you’ll see some Mercedes-Benz W124 about its front end.

The Toyota ‘JSZ155’ Crown has been Japan’s default luxury car choice since the ’70s; but after looking to America for inspiration during those times, it later turned to Europe.

It targeted the Germans in terms of ride quality and noise/vibration suppression too – not just styling. The idea was to convince local Japanese shoppers to buy domestic.

Toyota started with the best-possible candidate for smoothness, its legendary ‘2JZ’ 3.0-litre straight six. The engine is a variable-valve timed and buttery smooth. The amount of thick carpet and sound deadening found in a 150-series Crown is plentiful too, meaning the cabin is quiet and feels rather high-end.

The 150-series Toyota Crown 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 vehicle with a 2JZ!

About the car pictured – 1998 Toyota Crown Royal Saloon (JZS155)

Our Toyota Crown was built in September 1998 and is a “Royal Saloon” trim level.

That’s means it’s powered by a 3.0-litre straight-six ‘2jZ’ engine with VVT, a four-speed auto and is rear-wheel drive.

Standard features include climate control air conditioning, automatic headlights, electric front seats, remote central locking, power steering, cup holders and more.

It was purchased in Japan via its domestic auction network and was auction graded 4.0B. The vehicle presents in well-above average condition for its age and have proof to confirm its genuine mileage.

The paint is wholly-original and the car has never been repaired and has never seen salty roads. It comes with a service history and proof of its mileage.

Quick facts

  • Genuine 25,820km
  • Factory two-tone paintwork
  • 2JZ VVT 3.0-litre straight-six engine
  • Climate control
  • Front electric seats
  • Four-speed auto / rear-wheel drive
  • Climate control air conditioning
  • USS Auction grade 4.0B
  • Detailed service history
  • Vehicle comes with NSW compliance certificate
  • Vehicle comes with NSW roadworthy
  • Vehicle comes with three-months NSW registration
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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