1992 Crown Majesta VIP
For Toyota, the Majesta was one of the most luxurious, option-laden, sedans in it's storied lineup. The Crown was slightly smaller than the Celsior for tax purposes, yet had most all of the same options available to order. While some prefer the all original look, most all of us around here at Classics prefer something out of the ordinary; enter our latest 1992 Toyota Crown Majesta. While the Dark Mauve Metallic (3K8) is already a wild look from the factory, the full aero really kicks things up a notch. The flow of it matches up subtly to the factory bodylines so it does not look out of place. While the fitment isn't factory original perfect, it's right good for being aftermarket FRP. Though with the nature of FRP bodywork there are stress cracks that transitioned to the paint, so we wouldn't call it a trailer queen show car. The paint is in fair condition overall; which you would generally consider a good thing for driver's car. There are scratches in the clear, some chips in the fiberglass, and things of that nature that happen when you actually drive a car the way it should have been. A set of 17" Starform D-Types give it the proper VIP look for a big body sedan like this, and complete the aesthetic. Since you can never leave a car like this at stock height, Algernon adjustable coilovers sit at all four corners, minimizing fender gap. Not only do they get the Crown down to a more acceptable height they also help to cut out some of the bodyroll since these are not supermodel slim sedans. Also of note, there is some slight rubbing from the aftermarket wheels and tires over large bumps.
Like any serious luxury sedan, the Crown came with every bell and whistle Toyota had in the box. The pitfall of advanced technology is that it doesn't always survive the test of time. These came with things like reclining, heated, massaging back seats with full control over the climate control and front seats for instance. Options like the factory heads-up display which projects vehicle speed onto the windshield and power-folding mirrors still function properly. Unfortunately, options like the factory LCD screen, passenger power seat, and left rear window are no longer functional. Due to the factory air suspension being removed and replaced with coilovers there is also an ABS light on and ABS is no longer functional. While the interior has been kept relatively stock a VIP tray was added to the dash. The top of the line executive cloth seats are in great condition showing no major rips or stains. The door panels, dash and steering wheel are all in excellent condition as well, showing only minimal wear. The rear seats are reclinable too, an option rarely seen in 1992!
Under the long hood is Toyota's robust 2JZ-GE 3.0 liter. While it's not the infamous GTE, the Crown can certainly get out of its own way. The fact that this power plant was widely used here in the states means that just about anyone who can work on a Lexus can handle this guy. Having just 72k verified miles means this engine is just barely broken in! The 2J fires right up at the turn of the key and is surprisingly hearty thanks to the 5Zigen catback exhaust. The idle is smooth and the tone is nice and mellow. Once you start to get up in the rev range you'll notice the exhaust more, but at general cruising speeds, you don't have any annoying drone. A fresh oil and filter change, along with a brand new battery have been installed.as well. Four brand new all season tires are mounted at all four coners, which quiet down the ride and wil provide premium year-round grip. Ride quality is great for having coilovers and the brakes stop the big sedan quickly. This Majesta may need a little additional TLC for things like the left rear window motor to be functional again, and the shifter but for the price, it's hard to beat!
For those in search of something truly one of a kind, then look no further.