The Crown in 1955 was Toyota's first large family car aimed at wealthy customers, establishing its luxury brand status in Japan.
With elegant styling inside-out, Crown set trends in Japan for premium aesthetics and features like integrated fender mirrors.
Crown race cars took the checkered flag at key early Japan races like the Japanese Grand Prix, cementing Toyota's performance reputation.
Crown pioneered widespread adoption of ABS brakes, airbags and other safety advances in mainstream cars.
Crown was the first Toyota with futuristic amenities like power windows, automatic climate control and cruise control.
Used extensively by government officials and executives, Crown became a symbol of power, prestige and success in Japan.
Toyota Crowns have been Tokyo's official taxi for generations, logging over 1 billion miles.