|Car Type:||Collector Cars|
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|:||“EXCELLENT CONDITION THROUGHOUT. IMMACULATE FOR AGE.”|
|Car location:||Narre Warren North, VIC, Australia|
|For Sale By:||Private Seller|
The Toyota Crown has been produced in Japan since 1955 until current times. The Crown holds the record for being the longest running passenger carmodel for Toyota and was also the first Toyota vehicle to be exported to the US in 1958. The Crown was very popular for Government use in Japan and was seen as a Prestige model for the company since its early days.
The S40 model was produced from 1962 to 1967 and had a 4 cylinder engine, or the all new M series straight 6 cylinder option. Also introduced in the S40 model range was the Deluxe and Super Deluxe models.
The 1965 model S41 Toyota Crown that we have here on displayed was ordered both as a luxury ‘Deluxe’ model and with the all new M series 6 cylinder engine. This car epitomises the ‘Survivor Car’ term that we hear in current times. It is a true unrestored, excellent condition barn find vehicle that you would struggle to match worldwide, as far as S41 Crown’s go. It has just 70,000 miles on the Odometer.
The 6 cylinder M series engine fires up on first crank and runs well. It is dry and sealed, leaking no oil 55 years on. The clutch operates as it should,as does the manual gearbox. After sitting in storage for over 20 years the car was serviced whilst a new master cylinder and all 4 wheel cylinders were added.
The car was built in Japan, but was Australian delivered back in 1965. It was to compete with the rival companies luxury model vehicles and ran such options as rear stereo controls, lighter, ashtray and heating/cooling vents to the back passengers for a proper limousine experience usually displayedonly in the likes of Cadillac's and Lincoln's of the time.
The original paint presents excellent still with just a few chips and small scratches here and there. The body is super straight with only a small creaseon the drivers rear quarter panel and no structural rust or bubbles on the car anywhere. The only noticeable rust on the entire car is a pinhole in the centre of the bonnet which has been treated at some stage. The stainless trims are perfect still, as is the glass, lights, grill and body molding's.Even the original bumpers are unbelievable for 55 years old.
Open the door and the original interior is close to perfect from front to back with a mint dash pad and fascia, door trims, roof lining, seats, parcel shelf and seat belts. It looks like the factory original steering wheel is as new beneath the leather wrap, cover that protects it. Only thecarpet seems to be the one and only replacement part on the entire vehicle.
Just like everything else on the car, the factory hubcaps are superb and the conventional Firestone tyres are like new. The boot area is fully boxed and covered with the factory layout and the original tools and jack are still with the car.
If this was a Holden or Ford barn find in this condition, it would be $50,000 plus. It is hard to evaluate this car as there's nothing to compare it with.
This is a true Survivor car and for its age and presentation deserves to be in a Toyota Museum.
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