2009 Toyota Century
Toyota’s most luxurious and prestigious vehicle
~ 5.0lt V12 with 6 Speed Transmission
~ Wool Interior
~ Electric cooled, massaging & reclining rear seats
~ Electric adjustable rear head rests and lumbar support
~ Rear passenger foot rest pass through with front seat
~ Rear passenger table
~ Front heated and rear heated and cooled seats
~ Rear seat massages
~ Rear climate control
~ Soft close rear doors
~ Rear infotainment screen with DVD player and media input
~ Front dash camera
~ Air suspension
~ Cruise control
The Century received a complete redesign in April 1997, although the new model was visually very similar to the previous generation. This model is powered by a 206kW 5.0 L 1GZ-FE V12, initially with a 4-speed automatic, until a 6-speed “intelligent” transmission arrived in 2005. It also features air suspension. The Century remains the first and only Japanese front-engine, rear-wheel-drive production car equipped with a V12, and it is Toyota’s first V12 engine.As this is a top level luxury flagship, private owners are comfortable with the yearly road tax bill.
The Century was Toyota’s most luxurious model at its inception in 1967, and maintained this status throughout the 20th century. Today, it was positioned above the Lexus line-up, and remained the most luxurious and prestigious model to wear the Toyota badge. The Century shared the role of flagship with the Crown Majesta with almost identical dimensions to the Century but with a more modern approach and appearance that appealed to younger buyers, and both vehicles were exclusive to the Toyota Store dealership network in Japan. This generation no longer offered the ability to select which level of equipment preferred, designated as the D-Type, E-Type and the extended length L-Type of the previous generation, and changed to offering either a floor-mounted or column-mounted transmission selector. From 2003 through 2004, the V12 engine was briefly offered the ability to use CNG fuel. On the “C” pillar there is a badge in blue with a gothic-style “C” for Century with a label “V12” below.
Like other cars in the top of the luxury class, the Century is designed with the rear passengers in mind. Hence, the rear seats recline and the front passenger seat has a fold-down center section so that a passenger in the back may stretch his feet forward. The rear seats are equipped with a massage system. The exterior door handles open the doors electrically since the sound of the door being opened mechanically is perceived as being “too obtrusive”. The doors do not need to be closed directly, instead the door only needs to contact the latch, causing the door to pull itself completely closed electrically.
The vehicles’ interiors are usually ordered in wool cloth, rather than the leather seen in many luxury cars; leather is not as quiet as cloth when sat upon. The vehicle interior colors are limited to medium brown, light brown, burgundy, gray or royal blue inside, with a choice of five exterior colors including black. The Century is distinguished by different paint options than the rest of the Toyota line-up, and color choices have culturally significant names.The painting of each car is one of the most detailed in the manufacturing process. It involves hand painting, followed by wet sanding by hand, then hand polishing to a mirror finish. The Century has seven layers of paint used to complete the mirror like appearance. Vehicles primarily intended for livery service usually have leather interiors in gray, for easier interior cleaning and durability. White lace curtains are usually installed in the rear window, instead of tinted windows, which are perceived to attract unwarranted attention. The passengers usually like to be seen in a Century, despite Asian tendencies for modesty.
We’re located only 25 minutes from Adelaide CBD within the leafy inner suburbs of the Adelaide hills.
Price is + registration and government stamp duty
Full detail was carried out on this vehicle inclusive of paint wax, engine detail and interior cleaned and protected.
All inspections welcome, priced to sell.
Based on the fantastic condition of this vehicle it is eligible for our extension of manufactures warranty, National warranty & 24/7 Road side Assistance. Additional warranty available up to 5 years. For finance options please head to www.tokyoprestige.com.au
Australian wide delivery available