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For the 1st time in 8 years I find myself without an LS in some shape and form so was back thinking about what the next car would be. Have been reading a lot about the Toyota Century which is occasionally available as an import in the UK. There are 2 available on ebay at the moment. Would have thought its the sort of car that LS fans would immediately take a shine to. Was wondering if anyone has any experience of sitting, driving or owning one and if they had any information to share. I suppose Toyota would be happy to service the car and there would be the obvious issue of importing parts. 

would be good to hear from anyone with any info

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7 minutes ago, abdallian said:

obvious issue of importing parts.

I regularly import my parts for my Ls400 from Amayama in Japan ..............  easy peasy and about 50% of the prices charged by Lexus UK even with Carriage, Duty and VAT etc

Malc

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that's encouraging to hear

thanks for that

samar

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13 minutes ago, abdallian said:

Hi

For the 1st time in 8 years I find myself without an LS in some shape and form so was back thinking about what the next car would be. Have been reading a lot about the Toyota Century which is occasionally available as an import in the UK. There are 2 available on ebay at the moment. Would have thought its the sort of car that LS fans would immediately take a shine to. Was wondering if anyone has any experience of sitting, driving or owning one and if they had any information to share. I suppose Toyota would be happy to service the car and there would be the obvious issue of importing parts. 

would be good to hear from anyone with any info

I have also sold the last of my 3 LS400 cars. Miss it already. Bought a GS430 Sport but just doesnt do it for me. Dont suppose you fancy buying this from me do you?

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LOL. GS just wouldn't cut it i'm afraid

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My only experience of a Century was last year when I went to London with another forum member to look at a Celsior (which he bought) and the owner had a beautiful Century.  It was mint, and large and way over the top with gadgets which was marvelous.  The V12 engine was a tad scary though!  I believe his was a 90's model.  My concern would be the vast amount of electronics, and of course the fuel consumption!

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Some Century parts from Amayama are actually cheaper than the  equivalent UCF20 Celsior/LS400 parts. Go figure.

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Having seen a Century now and again during my travels back in the late 90's and Early 2000's, not a car that appeals to me at all. 

My first trip in an LS was a mates Mk1 in 1993, and immediately liked the style and comfort.

Not been in a Century, but the one I did get a good look at made me think it was a bit like being in my Grans back room in the 60's.  The body styling (to me) seemed to be somewhere between Detroit Dustbin (I've drvien a fair few of them) and Ford Scorpio.

The V12 seems quite low powered, and for pulling such a lot of metal about, the performance (surely) would be nothing like an LS with your foot down.

 

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My LS400 will be up for sale at the end of the month or early next month if anyone's interested. 

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Have you thought about a crown

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