1993 Toyota Celsior A Package
Available for: $8,495
Stock Number: 4449
Toyota's long and storied history of building world-class luxury sedans traces back many years, but many still feel the UCF10 represents the brand's finest offering. It has an impeccable reputation for otherworldly build quality, from the thoughtful interior and throughout, the powertrain and chassis. A verified one-owner vehicle, this 1993 Celsior is finished in a classic two-tone Silver Mist (176) and offered with only 50K original miles. The body is in good shape other than a small crack on side-view mirror cover and some minor scuffs, dings, and chips associated with normal use. Like a fine wine this car has aged gracefully, and with its freshly serviced V8, sumptuous cabin, and comfortable driving dynamics, will undoubtedly make for another 27 years of cruising in comfort.
The interior on the Celsior looks like it's from a time capsule. Power windows, locks, folding mirrors, and seats all work as they should, and are standard equipment. Much rarer at the time was the electrically adjustable column and SRS driver's airbag. The soft gray cloth, that lines the door cards and trims the seats is in wonderful shape. Devoid of any major rips, stains, or tears both rows have plenty of room and are comfortable on long-distant trips. The black and white backlit gauges look futuristic with wood grain that lines the center stack and armrests to break up the color scheme. The digital climate system is easy to read, and simple to use, working effectively in summer and winter. The OEM audio suite works properly and the levels of noise, vibration, and harshness in the cabin are nearly non-existent. The carpets, which have been protected by plush carpet mats are in above average shape as is the headliner. The factory owner's manual is also included in addition to the mat for originality's sake. Even those in the back get their own cupholders! That's not to say the interior is perfect, and the largest issue is three small holes in the dash where a NAV system had been mounted, however, they are so minuscule that you likely won't notice. The tach also inoperable, but its an auto so it should affect too much.
Bulletproof reliability and top-notch refinement were two of the UCFs calling cards. Notably the 3968cc 1UZ-FE, the standard engine, which was fashioned beneath the massive bonnet. These motors have been known to log over a million miles, and are stout, sturdy and low vibration. Benefiting from a fresh semi-synthetic oil service, this one needn't be serviced for another three thousand miles. With the twist of the key, she fires to life and sets into a nearly silent idle. Stateside, the Cesior was sold under the Lexus moniker, as an LS400. This makes for an ideal ownership experience as parts are readily available stateside and much less expensive than the German competition. Acceleration is linear, and the heavy sedan glides up to and above freeway legal speeds. Power is sent rearward through a silky smooth automatic transmission. The OEM suspension is still in the wonderful nick, and large and small road imperfections are no problem for this saloon. The brakes feel confident and the power steering is quite light for the size of the vehicle, and the steering is buttery smooth.
This Celsior is still a luxury flagship in our opinion and one of the best-built cars of all time. Some of us used a certain level of refinement, and the UCF delivers, despite its age. The immaculate interior, premium driving dynamics, and cost of ownership make this a certified Japanese Classic.
*California Residents: In order to register a Grey Market vehicle in the state of California then it will have to be made CARB complaint first. CARB certifications will have to be performed within the state. Depending on the vehicle and any existing modifications will affect the pricing. Typically CARB compliance will range between 5-10K. Additional information can be found on the California Air Resources Board website.