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Fourth Generation Toyota Crown Spotted in China

It’s so sad to see such a special Toyota model like this 1970’s Crown just sitting somewhere catching dust and rust.
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The fourth generation Toyota Crown was produced between 1971 and 1974, years when the model also got the Super Saloon and Royal Saloon trim levels, stepping right into luxury car segment.

Why is this so special? Well, the fourth gen Crown was a bit rare, especially in the US, where its slightly ahead-of-its-time design was not well received. The vehicle had flush-mounted bumpers and a neat slim upper front grille that was continued on the sides to form the turn signals. It also came with those JDM front-end-mounted rearview mirrors which was also a factor that scared away buyers.

However, this red Crown has been spotted at a Toyota dealership in Beijing, China. It looks very dusty but the staff there said its fully functional and they even drive it around on certain occasions.

Photos and story via Car News China

 
 
 
 
 

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