Classic Toyota Crown station-wagon with just 53k kilometers / 32k miles. 2.0 liter inline 6 mated to a 4-speed column shift manual transmission.
Was sitting for quite some time in Japan – we cleaned the points; fed fuel off a fuel bottle and it fires right up! We’ve run for a few minutes and sounds good and idles well. Clutch bled and have a good pedal. Car now needs: radiator hoses; bleed the brakes and clean out the fuel-tank…. But it’s close to driving under its own power!
Needs restoration but very complete car with lots of style and utility and potential! Speed Hunters provides some inspiration for the new buyer http://sodo-moto.com/listings/1971-toyota-crown-ms62/
From Wikipedia – Launched in 1971, the 4M 2600 engine was introduced with this generation, as was the luxurious Super Saloon trim level, followed by the Super Deluxe and Deluxe. The 2.0 liter M engine was also available in certain markets.
The Sedan and Wagon are coded MS60/MS65 and MS62/MS63. The Hardtop Coupe is MS70 (2.0 liter), or MS75 (2.6 liter). This generation was the first Crown marketed as a Toyota in Japan, as previous models were marketed as Toyopets. Also, in Japan, this model was known as the “whale” or “kujira” Crown. Domestic market Hardtop has rectangular headlights, all export models come with twin round headlights. This model sold very badly in the US, possibly related to the futuristic styling with flush bumpers that was a bit ahead of its time. Only the first 2 years were exported. This is the last Crown sold in the USA. The Corona Mark II, replaced the Crown in the US market.
The trunk could be opened remotely by turning the ignition key to the far left, and a button on the floor caused the radio to engage the signal seeking feature. A separate signal seeking feature was installed for rear seat passengers, installed behind the front seat facing the rear seat compartment.