1995 Toyota UCF21 Celsior
Pending Sale: $8,495
Stock Number: 4463
Over ninety percent of the Toyota Celsior was redesigned for its second generation, the UCF21. The body panels were resculpted, the interior was upgraded, giving it more usable space than before. Improving the horsepower on the 1UZ, as well as removing some weight from the platform, made for a sharper driving sedan with an increase in performance and fuel economy. This 1995 is finished in a striking Toyota Black (202) and offered with only 52K verified miles. The body is in good shape other than some light dings and scratches associated with normal use, and some fading of the clear coat. Being that it's a black car it does have a tendency to show any flaws a bit more by nature. Specifically, the clear coat on the hood has some swirl marks in it which could be cleaned up with a bit of paint correction. As a reliable daily driver, weekend cruiser, or as an unmolested blank slate VIP-build this Celsior is a definite Japanese Classic.
The cabin of the Celsior is full of power equipment and the build quality is fantastic. SRS airbags are also equipped for the front two occupants, which is incredibly tough to find in any mid-'90s era car. The driver seat, trimmed in a soft gray cloth, is powered as is the telescoping and tilting column. Power windows, locks, mirrors, and even cruise control were also standard on these. The headliner and door cards are in good shape as are both rows of seats. Although we did note some minor fading and discoloration on the upholstery, they are still nice and lacking any major holes, rips, or tears. The audio system works as it should, piping tunes into the cockpit. The dash is in wonderful shape and the digital climate system works as it should.
The driveline was overengineered to last a lifetime, and its likely the reason that some examples have literally clocked over a million miles. Fresh off a power bump from the generation one 1UZ-FE, the Celsior has more ponies to effortlessly accelerate up to speed. It has received a fresh semi-synthetic oil and filter service so no scheduled service is needed for another three thousand miles and a new 12V battery to help with cold starts. The automatic transmission rips off shifts as smooth as butter, and neither suffers from clunking or hesitations. The car sails over large and small road imperfections; if you close your eyes you might even think that your riding on a sofa. The standard air suspension was cutting edge at the time and still feels smooth. The brakes bring this huge sedan down from speed with confidence and the steering is light and power-assisted. The OEM alloy wheels have been refinished and wrapped in new all-season rubber.
*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.