1995 Toyota Celsior Type A
Throughout the 1990's, there was simply no better Japanese luxury vehicle than the UCF20 Toyota Celsior. While its iconic, boxy, bodylines may be better recognizable to US buyers as the Lexus LS400, the Japanese market Celsior received the same great powertrain with some choice luxury amenities not offered to the US market. This 1995 Celsior Type A boasts only 35k verified miles and is fresh off a recent service. Finished in a stunning Diamond White Pearl (051), the exterior shows extremely well aside from some expected chips and dings, and is devoid of any unnecessary or gaudy aftermarket modification. For Toyota purists, this is the perfect low-mileage creampuff suitable for weekend cruises or daily duty, but for the fervent enthusiast, this UCF20 could make the perfect blank canvas for a showstopping VIP build. Lower it or leave it, this sexy slab showcases the best of Toyota's craftsmanship in the 90's and is an instant Japanese Classic.
The interior is spacious, plush, and offers a host of power amenities and premium materials to make the drive ahead both comfortable and enjoyable. Trimmed in an attractive grey cloth with wood accents, Toyota made sure that their flagship luxury sedan would please even the pickiest passengers with features such as dual-zone climate control, 4-way power adjustable seats, and dual SRS airbags for a little extra peace of mind. The driver benefits from a power-adjustable tilt and telescoping steering column. While the adjustment works, the controls are a little finicky for the tilt and it can only be adjusted in small increments. The climate control layout is easy to navigate and works flawlessly. The A/C blows cold and hot heat is on standby for when those cooler months inevitably roll around. Power windows, power-folding mirrors, and power locks all function as expected, and the driver even benefits from power-adjustable lumbar support for some added comfort. The Celsior was designed as a chauffeur's vehicle, and the back seats offer plenty of leg room, and even have their own dedicated climate control vents. An OEM sunshade on the rear gives passengers some extra privacy and keeps the cabin cool. Given the low original mileage on this luxury saloon, it's no surprise that the interior has remained in excellent shape and was clearly cared for well during it's time in Japan. Aside from a defective LCD screen on the OEM Japan-Spec radio, the interior is truly in good nick and even retains the original set of carpeted floor mats, original tool kit, two extra spare keys, and owners manuals, too!
Tucked away under the hood is Toyota's stout 1UZ-FE engine. Enthusiasts will instantly recognize this 4.0L motor as the same standard equipment in the USDM LS400, which makes servicing and parts acquisition a breeze. Fresh off an oil and filter service this valiant V8 fires to life care of a new 12v battery and is whisper quiet at idle. Acceleration is impressive for a massive luxury barge, and with about 260 ponies from the factory, this saloon has more than enough get up and go to reach and maintain highway speeds with ease. The automatic transmission is equally as smooth, and the next owner should encounter very few issues with this bulletproof drivetrain. Those who know these luxury Toyotas know that the ride quality is second to none, and the suspension soaks up road imperfections large and small without making a peep. As an added bonus, the Celsior Type A received standard coil spring suspension as opposed to the finicky factory air struts on higher trims. To further protect your investment our trained technicians have installed new front tension rod bushings and a front right outer tie rod to keep the suspension safe and compliant. We also installed 4 new Falken tires and took the car for a fresh alignment to keep the car tracking smooth for miles ahead!
*California Residents: In order to register a Grey Market vehicle in the state of California then it will have to be made CARB compliant 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.