November 15, 2014 in Commerical time
Yesterday I posted a documentary on the Toyota Crown and in one of the scenes I spotted a very familiar background:
You just feel immediately with your entire body when you see your home country used in the background of a movie, so obviously I immediately recognized the Netherlands in this documentary when they displayed the Toyota Crown S120.
As the majority of the documentary consists out of footage of old ads I started to investigate the Toyota Crown S120 ads and found the one that actually takes place in the Netherlands: Read the rest of this entry →
November 14, 2014 in video
Today I really enjoyed this Toyota Crown history documentary ranging from the first Toyopet Crown S30 to the 2008 Toyota Crown S200:
My personal favorite remains the Kujira Crown coupe. If I had all the money in the world that Crown would be in the top ten of my wishlist!
You can find the ten minute documentary below: Read the rest of this entry →
November 8, 2014 in ebay treasures
Today I spotted this 1966 Toyota Crown S40 for sale in the Dutch classifieds:
What I really like about the car are the high mounted fender mirrors: exactly like they had them in Japan. Now I’ve seen some other S40 crowns with the exact same fender mirrors so I reckon they were standard like this.
Now it is a bit more special than being “just” another standard 1966 Toyota Crown S40 as it actually got its roof chopped off over the full lenght of the car: Read the rest of this entry →
August 23, 2014 in rustoseums
From various sources (like WasabiCars) I understood that finding a junkyard in Japan is very rare. There are some private yards that are mostly owned by garage owners and use the cars in the yard as spare parts. When I saw this photo of a real junkyard on a Japanese blog I couldn’t believe what I saw:
In this big pile of rust I detected: a Mercury Cougar, a four door Toyota Chaser X30, a Mitsubishi Galant Λ (aka the Mitsubishi/Plymouth Sapporo and Dodge Challenger), a Toyota Celica A60 (maybe an XX?), a Nissan Skyline C210, a Toyota Corona T130, a Toyota Crown MS50 and the nicest of them all: a Toyota Publica van.
More photos of this junkyard can be found here: route0030