Like many Japanese cars, the Crown came plenty well equipped for its day, with electric windows, power steering, and air conditioning in this example; the latter needs new pipes and a regas, definitely a must for the hot Aussie summer. Later fifth-generation cars are even better equipped, with the 2.6L inline 6 being fuel injected instead of being carburetor-fed and featuring four wheel disc brakes with anti-lock and speed-sensitive power steering.
It's a shame the Crown never really took off outside of Japan. Toyota, and other Japanese manufacturers, still had poor reputations during the '70s, they were the purveyors of 'Jap crap' so it's no surprise their most expensive offering floundered. Never the less, those who did buy Crowns found a world of options that could be orchestrated to create petrolhead heaven.
Michael is a teenager who's been obsessed with cars since he was able to talk, but has no ability in mechanics whatsoever. His daily driver is a manual transmission Nissan Maxima - the Australian Infiniti I30.