Forget That Crass Mitsubishi Debonair In The 1971 Toyota Crown

The old Toyota Crown was all about the luxury, and it's pretty clear from this classic ad who the Crown's target market was back in 1971 Japan: stoic businessmen who wished to take their giggly young mistresses to the beach. We're disappointed that the Crown in this ad lacks the Super Saloon's curtains and… »6/16/08 11:00am6/16/08 11:00am

PCH, Japanese Nostalgia Edition: 1969 Toyota Crown or 1959 Datsun 1000?

It would appear that our readers are Lamborghini purists, given the 82/18 shellacking the V12-powered Espada issued to the Chevy-powered Espada in yesterday's Choose Your Eternity poll. Either way, who would have imagined owning a genuine, almost-running Lamborghini for the price of a new base Camry? Project Car Hell… »5/28/08 5:20pm5/28/08 5:20pm

Curtains And A Refrigerator: 1972 Toyota Crown Super Saloon

We used to dream about bringing over a full-zoot Mitsubishi Debonair from Japan, but that was before we met this '72 Toyota Crown Super Saloon in the flesh at the Motoring J Style show last Saturday. The window curtains and super-luxurious interior are impressive enough, but then you open the trunk and find a … »5/28/08 1:40pm5/28/08 1:40pm