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Toyota Crown (S60)
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Toyota Crown (RS60/MS60/MS64/MS65/MS62/MS63/MS66V/MS70/MS75). 1971–4 (prod. n/a). 4-door sedan, 5-door wagon, 2-door coupé. F/R, 1994 cm³ (I4 OHV), 1988, 2253, 2563 cm³ (I6 OHC). Garish Crown, nicknamed the ‘blue whale’ in Japan, sold under the Toyota marque for the first time there. “Spindle” styling not to everyone’s tastes, supposedly futuristic, but conservative buyers thought twice. Coupé (MS70 and MS75) had rectangular front lights for the home market. Big 2·6 introduced for the first time, along with Super Saloon flagship model. Issues of overheating due to insufficient ventilation. Mid-term changes in 1973, fuel injection 1974. A relative flop and the last Crown to be sold in the US, although probably the most memorable of all of them with hindsight; given a very short life cycle. Also made in Korea under licence by Shinjin, 1971–2.

Manufacturing location: Japan

Marque: Toyota | Model: Toyota Crown | Predecessor: Toyopet Crown (S50) | Successor: Toyota Crown (S80)


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