It took me a while to track down someone who owned a Crown two-door wagon, and it ended up being none other than Mooneyes USA's savior, @rs31sugi. Want a serious dose of JDM perfection? Go cruise through his IG!
Number 229 out of 264 Toyota variants knocked from the list. @n.k_crown proudly rocks this Crown wagon and judging from the photos on his Instagram account he displays her at every show in the Shizuoka prefecture of Japan, and beyond.
It's fun exploring Instagram in the quest to find rare Toyota owners and I meet the coolest guys. I had to convince @junkman356 to get his vintage Crown wagon out of storage for some photos so I could accurately illustrate her. This is number 225 out of a total 265 Toyota variants in my quest to illustrate every model that was ever sold in the US.
I'm digging deep now to find some of these last Toyotas. I always seem to end up in Australia for these rare models, and today is no exception. Not only does @jasonwaterhouse.art rock this sweet MS75 he also turns out some killer art. Go check it out. Now.
I'm going wagon happy this week. Third vintage Toyota wagon I've done in the last seven days and number 188 in my quest to illustrate every Toyota sold in the states. Featured today is the third-generation Crown wagon running around South Australia by @_brokenrecord.
Big pimpin down unduh. This classic Crown is dripping with metal flake and rolling on 22" murdered wires. Holy shit, mad props go out to @no1proshine for his mashup of lowrider style and vintage JDM. Enjoy...
Toyota model number 82 in my quest to illustrate every single body style ever imported to the US. Sometimes I have to do a little digging to find a good example, but Denmark's Weds has this beautiful 3rd-gen Crown in what looks like near-perfect condition.
About five years ago I was one of the final bidders on an eBay auction featuring the first Toyota Crown to be imported in the States, a 1957 sedan that had been in storage for decades following a short career as diplomatic transportation for the Japanese consulate in San Francisco. I was very excited to get my hands on this piece of history, but ultimately a museum in the southwest won the auction, which was probably for the best because I had no idea where to even start on a restoration. Now plenty of people can enjoy it instead of another layer of dust collecting in my garage.