View Full Version : Justin's MS55 Toyota Crown

05-02-11, 06:12 PM
After deciding that it was time for an older Toyota to enjoy over the summer months the search began.

After looking for an early Corolla or RT40 Corona with no luck I decided to broaden my horizons to Crowns. Why I never looked at Crowns before is beyond me but i'm sure as hell glad I did.

After a week and a half of searching I stumbled across an elderly gentlemen selling his 1970 MS55 in S.A. I rang the number and the rest is history. He had owned the car for the last 19 years (he's 79) after purchasing it from a 92 year old who'd owned it since new. I drove up on a Sunday morning and after some haggling she was on a trailer and I was on my way back home to Vic that afternoon.

She's a 2M powered 3 speed with overdrive. The old bloke I bought it off claims it has a genuine 26,000 miles on the clock as he rarely drove it since he bought it except for the odd wedding.

Since i've owned it i've lowered it, put on some whitewalls and have a venetian for it that I haven't fitted yet.

Anyways pictures speak louder than words so here she is:








05-02-11, 06:15 PM

How did you go about getting early Vic. B&W plates for it? Did you just apply for a early reg number that had been cancelled?

05-02-11, 06:25 PM
So clear for an old car; well done :)

05-02-11, 06:57 PM
You have excellent taste mate

05-02-11, 07:03 PM
Wow a beautiful old girl, treat her well :)

05-02-11, 08:04 PM
Wow that interior is nice!

05-02-11, 08:52 PM
Wow, immaculate!! I love it mate :D

The Stig
05-02-11, 09:23 PM
Man that is a beautiful classic, got any more plans for it???

05-02-11, 09:52 PM
Mint condition, nice buy mate.

05-02-11, 11:15 PM
I've tracked down a front sunvisor for it that will be getting painted and fitted shortly. I've got the rear venetian fitted since these photo's where taken but apart from that I don't really have anymore plans for her other than to fit a disc brake front end i've bought for it and to enjoy it during the warmer weather.

As far as the number plates go I just got onto the Vicroads website and ordered a set of number plates in black and white. When I was trying to come up with a combination I asked my old man who owned a 69 model Crown when he was a young bloke what his plates where on his, typed them into the search and they came up available! So my Crown is running the same plates as my old man's he had 30+ years ago on his.

06-02-11, 12:20 AM
Great car... even more amazing that you're now rocking your old man's plates!!

[ fuzzy ]
06-02-11, 12:54 AM
Car looks great ... And the plates & isea are fantastic

06-02-11, 01:01 AM
love it man!!!

big fat paulie
06-02-11, 01:18 AM
love it. Looks like a fun cruiser.

06-02-11, 01:36 AM
Love this IMMACULATE ride.

06-02-11, 09:23 AM
Does that have 2 window winders on the front door?

06-02-11, 09:41 AM
Does that have 2 window winders on the front door?

Ones for the quarter window?

This is mint mate! Good for you

06-02-11, 11:44 AM
Wow what a mint ride!

06-02-11, 12:00 PM
Does that have 2 window winders on the front door?

Yeah one is for the quarter windows.

06-02-11, 03:37 PM
awesome cars mate, they were well ahead of their time. i used to have a 68 crown wagon, had an electric rear window and electric aerial. i wish i kept it and restored it :(

06-02-11, 03:47 PM
Very Cool!

06-02-11, 07:00 PM
Old cars look a heap better with genuine plates, yours are the next best thing to the original set.
Great to see, looks certifiably immaculate.

09-02-11, 09:31 PM
Cheers for the kind words guys. The car will be heading out to the Hanging Rock car show this weekend if anyone is going.

20-03-11, 11:36 AM
Looks great don't see many of them around these days

20-03-11, 11:53 AM
I love it, mate. So much!

20-03-11, 12:09 PM
Cheers guys.

Here's a pic from the Picnic at Hanging Rock car show.

http://img696.imageshack.us/img696/1781/ms55.jpg (http://img696.imageshack.us/i/ms55.jpg/)

12-06-14, 08:34 AM
It just looks great - but I am wondering why it's been so long since there have been comments.
What did you do to lower it - cut the springs or find replacement ones? If so, which ones?
Venetian blind - yes.
https://fbcdn-sphotos-a-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xpa1/t1.0-9/10441165_10203732277484779_6810528446839964020_n.j pg

12-06-14, 10:47 AM
Cheers guys.

Here's a pic from the Picnic at Hanging Rock car show.

http://img696.imageshack.us/img696/1781/ms55.jpg (http://img696.imageshack.us/i/ms55.jpg/)

Gee, this is sweet. Amazing condition.