Horrorod Time: 1991 Toyota Crown Hearse

It is almost Halloween, which means time to feature some horrorods. When I die, I want to by buried in this next vehicle. And no, I don’t mean I want it used as a hearse at my funereal procession, I mean that I actually want to be buried inside this vehicle with me and the vehicle in the ground. Or maybe a floated out to sea while on fire – Viking style. I’ll let my next of kin decide. Find this 1991 Toyota Crown Hearse offered for $9000 in Sacramento, CA via craigslist.

From the seller:

1991 Toyota Crown Wagon
VIN: GS130732437
cylinders: 6 cylinders
drive: rwd
fuel: gas
odometer: 54202
paint color: black
title status: clean
transmission: automatic
type: wagon
Located in Sacramento, California. Nationwide delivery available.

Part hearse, part temple, all the attention you could ever want. What you see here is a Japanese “miyagata” hearse; lavishly decorated to resemble Buddhist temples and Shinto shrines. Once popular conveyances for honoring loved ones and paying final respects, only 500 miyagata are reported to still be in active service in Japan. Some countries have found other uses for these glorious works of art, using them as mobile temples to serve rural and far flung communities. This particular example is exquisitely ornate with engravings and figures of dragons and birds, a metal roof, and a glistening interior compartment complete with lighted chandeliers. One thing’s for sure – I’m looking forward to meeting its new owner and hearing what they have planned for it. This hearse was imported from Japan in February 2021 and is offered for your consideration.

-54,282 miles (87,359 kms)
-1G-FE 2.0 liter, straight 6, 24 valve, fuel injected gasoline engine
-Automatic transmission
-Rear wheel drive

-Premium upholstery
-Crown branded floor mats
-Air conditioning
-Power adjustable mirrors with retract
-Power windows
-Power door locks
-Factory AM/FM/cassette
-Roav FM bluetooth adapter
-PA system with external speakers
-Locking glove box
-Rain/wind deflectors on front windows
-NEW Achilles 122 tires in 185/80R14
-Spare tire
-Original jack and tool kit
-Rear interior chandeliers with working lights
-Coffin rollers

Maintenance and upgrades:
-NEW Napa battery
-Brakes bled

Known Defects:
-Rear bumper is slightly tweaked
-Scratches/paint cracks along passenger side rear quarter panel

Sold with the following original import documents – CBP 7501 (stamped by US Customs official), EPA 3520-1, DOT HS-7, Export Certificate (title), English translation of export certificate, Commercial Invoice, Bill of Lading, Notice of Arrival, and a Bill of Sale. 100% federally legal. State and local laws regarding the registration of imported vehicles vary. It is the buyer’s responsibility to determine if they can legally register this vehicle in their home jurisdiction.

*Please note, this vehicle is subject to CA sales tax (however, this typically can be applied as an offset against sales tax in your state). Sales tax is NOT due if delivery of the vehicle is taken outside of California.

This vehicle is not eligible for registration in CA and cannot be sold to a CA resident unless they intend to keep and register the vehicle out of state or use it strictly on private property.

Year: 1991
Make: Toyota
Model: Crown Wagon
Trim: Hearse
Mileage: 54202 mi
Engine: 1G-FE
Transmission: Automatic
Drivetrain: RWD
Fuel Type: Gasoline
VIN: GS130732437
Stock Number: 100080

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