1996 Toyota Celsior
Toyota's luxury flagship sedan delivers nothing short of a world-class driving experience. Packed to the gills with an immense amount of amenities for a 90s sedan, this car is up to par even by today's standards. This legendary Celsior still holds the title as one of the most reliable luxury sedans ever built and is a recognizable icon on the road today. This 1996 Toyota Celsior has a mere 31K verified and documented miles and is in great shape. Finished in Toyota's Diamond White Pearl (051) the body is in great shape and the paint is stunning. Aside from minor scuffs on the underside of the front bumper, there are no notable imperfections to report. Aside from a set of 19" Stich staggered wheels with brand new rubber and privacy tint, this Celsior still remains in the original design that Toyota intended. Hands down, one of the most sought out luxury sedans to come out of Japan!
The quiet cabin of this Celsior is well designed and spacious delivering comfort and convenience when you are behind the wheel. Heaps of leg and headroom are present for this 5 seater even at full capacity, which makes it comfortable for long road trips and everyday commuting. The seats are wrapped in a light gray cloth and is soft to the touch with no major bolster wear detected. The rear seats show very little use over the years based upon how tidy and clean they are. A spring-loaded seat bottom makes for a super comfortable driving experience and allows you to float over potholes and imperfections easily inside the cabin. Aside from a little distortion on the passenger side dash above the airbag, there are no signs of cracking or major UV damage. Toyota outfitted the Celsior with tons of power amenities throughout the cabin area. The driver and passenger benefit from the dual SRS airbags along with SRS side-impact airbags for added safety. The woodgrain trim breaks up the gray color scheme and flows across the door cards adding a classy touch. The automatic climate control does all the work for you, blowing cold A/C and heat with no concerns. The LED gauge cluster is bright and easy to read at a glance to allow you to keep your focus on the road ahead. Other amenities you will discover include an electronic tilt/telescoping steering column, power-folding mirrors, and cruise control for comfortable trips to come. The headliner is clear from any stains or sagging over time, and the door cards are well kept with no rips to report. Its clear the previous owner took pide in ownership of this beautiful Celsior.
The 1UZ-FE V8 engine is well recognized here stateside and does not disappoint in any regard. Acceleration is smooth and linear when you want to achieve your desired speed. Paired with a 4-speed automatic transmission, this Celsior shifts seamlessly through the gears sending power to the rear wheels. A simple turn of the key and this V8 fires right up with the assistance of the new 12V battery, new spark plugs, and wires that were installed by our trained technicians. A new engine air filter helps the 1UZ breathe in fresh air. The suspension has lowering springs to give it a slight drop from stock height and is responsive to the potholes and speed bumps that cross your path. The brakes respond quickly and easily slow this sedan down to a stop with ease. Ownership for this sedan is simple and easy since the engine was offered in the US. Whether you enjoying your own maintenance or prefer the dealer, parts are readily available to keep your car up to date. The perfect daily commuter with all the trimmings!
*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.