The Toyota Century survived mostly unchanged for a remarkable
30 year long lifespan (1967-1997) akin to other immortals like the
original Daimler DS420,
Boeing 747 (born in 1969!!), or Joan Rivers’ face. The bumpers, headlights and
other small items evolved as regulations changed, but changes to the
front mounted V8 and rear-drive platform were evolutionary at best, but it’s probably best to get a one from later years to avoid rust and carburetors. Find this 1991 Toyota Century offered for $9,900 near Ft Myers, FL via craigslist.
This VG45 L-type Century is powered by the 5V-EU V8 that was rated at 190 horsepower and 238 ft-lbs of torque when new, but this car is less about the powertrain and more about the JDM style. Those fender mounted side view mirrors might be as useless as an ashtray on a motorcycle…but they look sweet.
See another V8 powered JDM classic in black? firstname.lastname@example.org