1965 Toyota Crown Sports - today's tempter

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Sixties sports tourer

Sometimes described as Japan's Cadillac, early Toyota Crowns were luxurious things for their time.

Though far smaller thahn their American counterparts (most things were) they were pitched at the same strata of buyers. One thing the maker made sure of was these cars were well-made and reliable – they were an important reputation-builder. 

Dave Morley in his feature on early Crowns commented: "But by 1963, the S40 model, the Crown had grown up and was looking every bit the 1960s luxury car.

"The large glasshouse and relatively neat, tidy lines gave it a modern feel.

"Mechanically, it was like all early Crowns, using what was basically the full chassis from a commercial vehicle with the Crown body plonked on top. It didn’t make for a particularly lightweight car, but it did make it simple and rugged."

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This 1965 car is a very unusual example – namely the 2.0lt S or Sports, with a four-speed manual. The engine is a straight six featuring twin SU carburettors.

The owner of this Tasmania-based car says it has a mere 19,000km on the odo and its in award-winning shape. Price is on application


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