Stock Number: 4846
The ultimate in Japanese luxury and reliability, the build quality of this 1995 Toyota Celsior is impressive even by today’s standards. The Toyota Celsior (or LS stateside) has been the standard-bearer of luxury for the brand since its inception in 1989. The very tail end of ’94 introduced the second generation which took everything that was good about the original UCF10 and kicked it up a notch. Lighter, more powerful, and more luxurious this ’94 Celsior is the real deal, especially with a mere 60K verified miles. Taking an already legendary chassis and improving upon it is a tall order, but Toyota was up to the task. With its sharper new lines, it became one of the most recognizable luxury cars of the time. The body, finished in a Diamond White Pearl over Gray two-tone (051) is in great shape. Barring a few typical little stone chips and some clear coat scratches there’s not much to complain about. It comes as no surprise that the body is in the same shape with only a routine little door ding or two. Beloved for its premium ride quality, bulletproof reliability, and low cost of ownership this Toyota Celsior is a certified daily driver Japanese Classic.
The cabin is filled with quality materials and has aged rather well. The Japanese weren’t big on leather so instead, they used a premiere executive wool blended cloth. The tan interior is a prime choice against the pearl white body. The dash is in good shape, lacking any major imperfections and wood veneers add a little contrast to this Toyotas color pallet. Power equipment is everywhere, including electric windows, locks, power-folding mirrors, even the seat belt height adjustment is powered. The power seats are a great touch that way you can get dialed into the perfect spot and the power-adjustable column adds a little extra comfort. The seats are in great shape considering the sheer size of them. There is some staining to the passenger and back seats which you can spot in the photos. It is a bit of a downfall when dealing with light color upholstery like that. The carpeting does have some similar staining though luckily you could toss in a set of LS400 mats to help tidy that up a bit. While they may not be perfect, they sure are perfect when it comes to road trips. You’ll be hard-pressed to find something in this price range that’s as comfortable without feeling like you’re driving your grandparent’s old Cadillac DTS. Uncommon at the time were standard SRS airbags up front and cruise control, but the Celsior had them all. The gauge cluster design was futuristic in the mid-nineties and has a set of floating gauges with pretty white needles. Temperature adjustments are digital and both the driver and passenger have completely separate zones. A common issue with Toyota’s of the era, the screens tend to get pixelated over the year. Both the radio and climate control screens are hard to read because of it so you’re mostly adjusting based on feel. The heat, A/C, and radio do all work though which would be a much bigger issue. Plus most people will want to swap out the radio for something newer with your basics like Bluetooth, backup cameras, Carplay, etc. anyways.
This platform is underpinned by one of the beefiest and most reliable drivelines Toyota ever built. The 1UZ-FE V8 is powerful, smooth, and proven itself to be nearly bulletproof. Mated to a buttery automatic transmission, power is sent rearward as it should be in any proper luxury saloon. While luxury and comfort are where the Celsior shines, don’t be fooled into thinking that this big body sedan is a dog. When you put your foot down the big V8 puts out some serious power and will quickly get you in trouble with that state trooper hiding in the bushes. Since this is a B package car that means you have a more traditional shock and spring suspension instead of the air setup. The air suspension can be a bit more upkeep when you’re talking about 25-30 year old rubber under constant stress, so having a more traditional setup is typically easier to upkeep. Plus for those looking for a more VIP setup, it’s easier to swap these over to coilovers. Mechanically it came in great shape, though thats pretty standard when you’re dealing with a 60K mile car. We did put fresh rubber on all 4 corners so you won’t have any issues there for some time to come. We also threw on a fresh air filter as well to make sure the UZ can breathe easy. This luxury land yacht deserves someone who can appreciate it. It would be well suited for a daily driver or used as a starting platform for a VIP cruiser. Touting its low mileage, inexpensive cost of ownership and overall value this Celsior is a real steal.
1994 Toyota Celsior Type B
Stock Number: 4846