2001 (Y) Toyota Century V12

Mileage 119,000
Fuel Type Petrol
Engine Size 4999cc
Transmission Automatic
Reg Date 01/06/2001
Body Style Saloon
Colour Blue
  • We have just imported another Toyota Century GZG50 V12 via our Japanese agent. In 2020 we sold a grey 1997 example and liked it so much that we thought we must get another. So here it is; a 2001 model that has covered the equivalent of 120000 miles (194000 kms) and is finished in dark metallic blue with contrasting lambs wool interior trim. Notable extras on this car include floor mounted gear shift, rear lace curtains, flagpole and the folding rear table that is mounted on the rear of the drivers seat. It is supplied with its full book pack and manuals and Japanese inspection/service history up to 96000 miles. Our preparation has included a new battery, spare key, 4 new tyres and a service (oil & filter, replacement fan belt), replacement of front anti roll bar and lower arm bushes, using parts supplied from our local Toyota dealer along with a brake fluid change. The overall condition is superb throughout. DVLA registration has been processed and the following registration has been allocated: Y711 DHN. The MOT is until February 2022. The Century is the only V12 engine car produced by Japan and is likely to remain so, making it a must for collectors of JDM machinery. The first generation of Century was in production from 1967 to 1997 with later versions using a V8. This second generation replaced it in 1997 and remained in production until about three years ago when it was replaced by an even larger version that uses a V8 Hybrid drivetrain. Parts availability on these GZG50 versions is excellent with it only just having gone out of production and UK main dealers are able to supply many parts. The Century is regarded as Japan's Rolls Royce and rightly so, as the level of refinement and quality of this coach built car is second to none, there are 7 coats of paint on the Century with each coat being hand sanded prior to the next coat being added. The 5.0 V12 is officially rated at 286 bhp but due to a 'Gentleman's agreement' between Japanese manufacturers and the Japanese government the actual figure is thought to be around 300 bhp, although effortless torque and relaxed performance is of course the order of the day. The transmission is a 4 speed automatic with power and winter modes. On long journeys I have found 23/25 mpg to be a realistic average that is achievable from these cars, considerably more economical than the Rolls Royce Silver Spirit/Spur! The specification of this car also includes individually electrically adjustable rear seats which are also heated and massaging, heated and electric front seats, rear vanity mirrors, cruise control, ABS, traction control, 16" alloy wheels, air suspension, cabin ioniser, full size spare wheel, front & rear climate control, CD changer, soft close rear doors. Also fitted to this example is 'Dual EMV' (dual electro multi vision) which is front & rear TV screens and a rear video player. This would need upgrading to the latest UK digital system if you wanted to use it however, though I'm sure there is a car audio specialist who could advise on this and the options available. Available now for viewings. Please don't hesitate to get in touch with your interest.