Spotted in China: S150 Toyota Crown Super Saloon 3.0

Published on April 29, 2014 by Tycho de Feijter

Spotted in China: S150 Toyota Crown Super Saloon 3.0

A very beautiful blue S150 Toyota Crown Super Saloon 3.0, Spotted in China just outside the Third Ring Road in east Beijing. The good Crown was in perfect shape; colors looking bright, not a spot of rust, no missing parts and all-original. Even the wheel covers are period-standard!


The S150 tenth generation Toyota Crown was manufactured from 1995 until 1999 in Nagoya, Japan. The S150 was never officially imported into China so seeing one is a very rare pleasure. This particular car has diplomatic license plate and was thus likely imported via diplomatic channels.


Crown Sedan badge on the C-pillar. The Super Saloon 3.0 was powered by a 3.0 liter six-in-line petrol engine with an output of 220hp and 298nm, good for a very respectable 200km/h.


All the original badges are still on the car. Chrome strips around rear lights, a well-known weak point, in suburb condition. The owner of this fine old Toyota must be a great fan of the Crown!


The Super Saloon, may she ride the roads of the capital a many decades more.


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  1. MWL- April 29, 2014 Reply

    235 is the license plate code for the Japanese embassy

  2. Ruslan- April 30, 2014 Reply

    My friend has the same.Aready with a civilian number.A nice car.

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