Toyota Crown S50

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Toyota Crown Sedan

Toyota Crown S50

Toyota S50

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An Alternative to the Premier and

Launched in 1967. the Crown S50 was the 3rd of the upmarket Toyota luxury It’s mechanicals were identical to the previous generation, but equipment was included. Higher models used the 2.0 litre M or the 2.3 litre 2M engine while specified models were with the R-series four engines.

Like its predecessors, the featured conservative lines and that meant good a huge boot and timeless Better still, the Crown was within the reach of those Holden Premiers and Ford The range (in Japan) included the station wagon, a very utility, double cab utility rarer than the single cab and new body variant for the Crown, a hardtop. In 1969 the Crown a face lift for the headlight, and trim arrangement. The Crown S the two-litre ‘six’, but due to sportier it produced more power the larger 2M, 125 PS (92 kW) at 5,800 rpm versus 115 PS (85 kW) at rpm.

In 1971 AMI added power disc brakes to the Crown’s list of features. The discs, big PBR inch at the front and power on the SE model, came without the on the standard car. But despite the Japanese more value the Crown appealled to a comparatively sector of the Australian buying The Crown was smooth in top but progress was particularly when compared to the V8’s, and you needed to change early and use the engine’s wide rev

But despite the lack of power, the had been developed to the point it could rightfully claim to be the realm of a luxury car. It had a Mercedes-like OHC engine, and that driver appeal that to be built into every car built at the time. For instance, disc brakes were of the package the distance between the and accelerator pedals was incredibly and, to highlight the problem, the assistance was ultra sensitive. a dab was necessary to bring the Crown to a scraping stop. You can forget heel/toe changes. The handling towards understeer with the end running wider and wider any increase in speed.

On The Road

If you wanted to the rear end to away you needed to be on a wet road. The was vague, but then pretty all Japanese cars of the era had a similar quality. Because of its low gearing, keeping the Crown on the straight-and-narrow require constant correction, would quickly become on the long Australian roads. on the plus side, the Crown’s was light and shock-free — and the circle was identical to the contemporary Kingswood.

But where the Crown excelled was in the quality feel it engenders. It was not a car to be rather it set the pace while the five occupants were like royalty. Up until the Crown was fitted with a automatic overdrive on all the three-speed To many drivers the Crown slightly low geared — the would run out of breath in first and although when really the Crown could produce maximum speeds in the gears. The cars should always had the four-speed box as fitted to the imported De Luxe.

By using a perimeter frame, Toyota was able to the body from road and noise and the result was that the was arguably the quietest mass-produced car in Australia at the time. And this is the Crown was all about. It was never trying to take the fight up to the or Falcon, but provide a genuine and civilized alternative. Crown’s were equipped with the 2M engine were no longer as compact cars under vehicle size classification even though the length and were still in compliance.


Toyota offered the larger so that buyers who were served by the Crown could now the all-new Corona Mark II in This allowed Toyota to the Crown as the top level privately luxury sedan, with a upmarket interior along more spacious accommodations. were also eventually to the pick-up truck versions of the

Toyota Crown Sedan
Toyota Crown Sedan
Toyota Crown Sedan

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