I happened to be watching an 8mm home video of a German family visiting Pattaya in the late 70’s and spotted what could very well be my MS-60 Toyota Crown: It seems to be the right color and model, and these cars were originally used for government bigwigs, so it’s possible that one of them … Continue reading “My Kujira Crown in Pattaya in 1979?”
This is my Kujira’s VIN. There are many like it, but this one is mine. Well, actually, there are probably a thousand or so left in the world. This one’s still mine, tho.
History of the Toyota Crown Mine is first year (1971; pre-facelift) fourth generation, and was an abject market failure because it was too strange-looking for its time. Of course, that’s why it looks so cool now.
The Crown needs to be stripped, patched, and repainted. The last time it was done, it was done poorly. I’m thinking about using a shop just around the way, so I can go watch over the work every day. Just need to save up some money now.. I’m sure I’ll have enough in a few … Continue reading “Minor Lamentations – Kujira Crown”
After five months of being held hostage by a rogue body shop, a brief return home, and then a serious accident caused by a negligent repair shop, the Kuj has returned. These are the kinds of photos I really wanted to take before the accident, but I never had the chance. The body shop to … Continue reading “The Toyota “Kujira” Crown, Reborn”
After owning a 1971 MS60 for a few years now, I can tell you one thing: It’s been pretty damn near impossible to find spare parts for it. After spending countless hours trying to find parts overseas on the internet (because there were almost none advertised in Thailand even last year) that I could afford … Continue reading “Hunting Parts for a Kujira Crown”
Wouldn’t it be cool if Max learned to drive in my daily driver? Manual steering, manual gearbox, manual windows, hell it even has optional (as in factory option) non-retractable seatbelts!
I got a mail out of the blue today from the previous previous owner of the Kujira Crown I bought last year: I owned the Crown before you bought it off Chris. Thought you might like to hear how I came (although it was in my wifes name ) to be the proud owner of … Continue reading “More Crown History”