1974 Toyota Crown Review

1974 Toyota Crown supersaloon 2.6 from North America

Model year1974
Year of manufacture1974
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 2.6 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 3 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.0 / 10
Distance when acquired56000 kilometres
Most recent distance58000 kilometres
Previous carToyota Crown

Summary:

The 1974 Toyota Crown Supersaloon was the best car Toyota made for it's time

Faults:

Rear wheel bearings went at 58,000 miles... same with hand brake cable from under dash...,starter motor..., and front disc pad..., pinion bearing and seal...,front solid rotors and seals. Front seats began showing wear at 58,000 miles, but have been replaced with better seats from Crown 112. All the above at 58,000 miles.

General Comments:

Car is much faster off the line because the head received 5 angle valve job... port work to open up head..., forged pistons with C/r of 11:1 Carburetor was re jetted to deliver more fuel, MSD/AL6 with 60,000 volt ignition coil, electric fuel pump, 8.5 mm coil wires...,uprated alternator... uprated oil pump..., 2.5" exhaust system, stiffer springs giving car a firmer ride with adjustable shocks...100% sound proof... car yet have 8 track with am/fm/short wave radio,...12 cd changer with twin amplifier... one for front speakers and the other for rear speakers... uprated head lamp bulbs as opposed to seal beam.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 2nd January, 2006

2nd Jan 2006, 15:56

I think this car has done many more kilometers than is indicated.

3rd Jan 2006, 15:52

I agree with the previous comment... why put ANY money into what may arguably be called one of the homeliest cars ever built. Even with your enhancements I doubt you could get more than a grand for this turkey!

Average review marks: 7.0 / 10, based on 1 review