I'm buying the Japanese Rolls-Royce: the Toyota Century V12!

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Mat Watson Cars

Mat Watson Cars

Ай бұрын

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The Toyota Century is the Japanese equivalent of a Rolls-Royce. It's what the Japanese Prime Minster and even the Emperor are chauffeured in. The reason why I want one - the Toyota Century has a 5.0-litre V12. In fact it's the only V12 engine ever built in Japan. But there's more to the car than just it's engine. I's full-on quirky Japanese and has one of the best solutions for allowing the VIP in the rear to stretch their legs out.

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Mat Watson Cars
Mat Watson Cars Ай бұрын
Should I buy a Toyota Century? LIKE for 'YES' and COMMENT for NO - BTW you can find out more about my special driving glasses Transitions Drivewear here: bit.ly/3JhnfD5
Jon Rembo
Jon Rembo 7 сағат бұрын
Celestial Alpha
Celestial Alpha 4 күн бұрын
the new remodel?, for sure. this one? maybe
Oty 9 күн бұрын
Yes yes throttle house have one either.
iam F
iam F 20 күн бұрын
stubbietubbie 22 күн бұрын
Mondo Take Photos
Mondo Take Photos Ай бұрын
My inner Japanese was screaming “take off your shoes!” When he put his foot through the seat.
HELLCAT 14 күн бұрын
@Colin Ekenord everyone has an inner japanese we just don't know
HELLCAT 22 күн бұрын
@Colin Ekenord everyone has an inner Japanese which dies in some ppl
Mark Yamaguchi
Mark Yamaguchi 29 күн бұрын
I take my shoes off when I get in my 1985 Ford tempo. It has AM FM.
Kenneth Petersen
Kenneth Petersen Ай бұрын
Would have suited him, yea
Zeraph Ай бұрын
i was more concerned about him putting handprints everywhere when he is dragging is fingers across the surface of everything ;D.
Thabo Tshuma
Thabo Tshuma Ай бұрын
I'd be more terrified of a mafia boss stepping out of this than a mafia boss stepping out of a Phantom.
IvelinRB Ай бұрын
What about a maffia boss stepping out of a white Ford Transit?
kazuki Ай бұрын
Capricorn Ай бұрын
I'm more fearful when the boss steps out blasting his tommy gun
Tenza Emtade
Tenza Emtade Ай бұрын
You've been watching too much Hollywood
970357ers Ай бұрын
You should document the buying/ import process and getting fully operational. A trip to Japan could be set against costs. Would make a good mini-series!
gnrsgl Ай бұрын
Mcm style
Marcus Finanger
Marcus Finanger Ай бұрын
Please yes
vychodny Ай бұрын
come to Japan will take you to car auction so we can buy anything you like
John Andrews
John Andrews Ай бұрын
so much this
my you
my you Ай бұрын
Jose Ardila
Jose Ardila Ай бұрын
I was having a hard time watching this a Matt touched everything. Ran his fingers through the paint, and pulled, prodded, pushed every part of the car. Watching his shoes as he climbed into the trunk and through the seat, I felt bad for the owner a he clearly takes meticulous care of this car. Beautiful car!
Patrick Miller
Patrick Miller 2 күн бұрын
Came here to say this after another random carwow video popped up. Mat's gotten too full of himself, and it's showing. I don't even think the owner is shy, just steamrolled by Mat's nonstop talking over people and general "better than thou" attitude that's proportionate to his follower count.
Richard Walden
Richard Walden Ай бұрын
Agreed. At least take your shoes off before you put them through the seats. It's downright rude. Matt's probably the kind of person to turn up to someone's house and walk all over the carpets with his shoes on.
Tenza Emtade
Tenza Emtade Ай бұрын
The owner is Matt
VdiMusicGaming Ай бұрын
Then the way he hit the metal
kha Ай бұрын
O.c.d for the win bro! Awesome comment 🤣
sclark1701 Ай бұрын
Matt’s lack of restraint and care in handling this car would drive me crazy if it were mine. Clearly the owner takes the upmost care with everything while Matt jabs and prods everything like a child. I don’t think I would have let him inside even 😅
Biggie Ай бұрын
finally, someone said it😅
Djurre Gerritsen
Djurre Gerritsen Ай бұрын
I totally agree, show some respect dude.
6 Feet South
6 Feet South Ай бұрын
yes. he has no finesse and no respect apparently. he can go poke and prod his own fkn car when he buys it.
Huma Onyango
Huma Onyango Ай бұрын
Perhaps that's why the guy was following him around
S Resto
S Resto Ай бұрын
Matt is just YT all over, that just wouldnt understand, ide of told him straight away !
Bar code
Bar code Ай бұрын
I'm Japanese and I'm commenting from Japan. GTR, LFA, NSX, and other sports cars make me proud as a Japanese. But the Century is even better than that Thank you for praising such a car I'm very proud. If you like, please review the latest Century too! The fuel economy is really good😂
わらびもち Ай бұрын
Don't steal an abacus from Gabriel Allen
Mr Gratis
Mr Gratis Ай бұрын
Also be proud of the Japanese electronics, train and railway industry. Now try the railways in the UK 😂
Boxingfan1 L
Boxingfan1 L Ай бұрын
It’s ugly honestly
browncoat Ай бұрын
New NSX is a USA (Acura) car though. Jay Leno made a video with one of the designers.
Toms Garage
Toms Garage Ай бұрын
0990 Ай бұрын
Great thing about 1GZ-FE V12 is, it runs by separate computers per each bank so if one of the cylinder fails, it will shut down half of the bank and turn into straight 6
rond1949 Ай бұрын
Mercedes does the same. Except for the sound and lack of power (and the check engine light is on) it is just as smooth as running on 12.
0990 Ай бұрын
@Heroes of the Landstrasse It’s designed to be fault-tolerant (it’s in Toyota’s brochure) because prime ministers and royal families use this car, and it wasn’t all that difficult for Toyota to do like you said, it’s basically 2 1JZ sharing crankshaft
Heroes of the Landstrasse
Heroes of the Landstrasse Ай бұрын
@0990 Could be, or they just used the components from the shelf for their 6 cylinders
0990 Ай бұрын
@Heroes of the Landstrasse You don’t understand, Toyota 1GZ has 2 ECU not because it requires 2 to run 12 cylinders, but because of fail-safe design. It also has 2 separate fuel pumps, and completely separate fuel lines per each bank. It’s designed to drive VIP to safety even if 1/2 of the engine is destroyed.
Sal Monella
Sal Monella Ай бұрын
@Jerome Brown 4jz 😏
Kristoffer Mangila
Kristoffer Mangila Ай бұрын
Fun fact: these cars are handmade. And the tools of the bodywork guys (which are the best of the best of Toyota's bodywork guys) are bespoke, custom fitted for the individual worker.
kha Ай бұрын
すてぃっくアルミ. Ай бұрын
I'm Japanese who moved to UK recently and love how people here loves our motor culture. Century is one of those cars that's pretty common around Tokyo and not something I would usually mind, but here even I think it is cool thanks to you and other motor journalists feature it. So thanks, hope you'll find nice one!
tyokomaru0000 Ай бұрын
noth606 Ай бұрын
@すてぃっくアルミ. Century is rare outside of Japan in general, I've ridden in them in Osaka since some are used for hired car service. By rare I mean to the point that few people even among car enthusiasts know of them. There are quite a few cars in Japan that don't exist at all in Europe, like I've never seen even one, like the fancier minivan types, but also Kei cars. How do you like living in Europe? My ex-wife (Japanese) seems to like it a lot even after the divorce, whereas in many ways I like Japan more which is funny.
Surendran Perumal
Surendran Perumal Ай бұрын
Japanese cars are loved all over the world ❤️
Dan B
Dan B Ай бұрын
We love our Japanese imports here, luckily we drive on the left as well so makes sense. I used to own a mitsubishi Airtrek Turbo R, shame I sold it
Big Al
Big Al Ай бұрын
The JDM subculture is huge here and if you're ever looking for a taste of home, there is almost certainly a JDM meet or enthusiast group near wherever you live here in the U.K.
EmfraZa Ай бұрын
The owner couldn't have chosen a more complimentary aftermarket wheel, I've never seen such a classy slammed and donked Japanese car in my life! Well done, Sir.
Anthony McPhee
Anthony McPhee Ай бұрын
While the leather is nice, a "proper" Century has wool seats! I love this car and am keen to see your videos after you import one.
JL Ай бұрын
@Electro Dan leather is also better if you are into dogging - wool could get very messy!!
Summus Hieremias Clarkson
Summus Hieremias Clarkson Ай бұрын
@bmwman1981 I mean, if you like leather more that's fine, but wool famously ages much better tha leather. It doesn't crack, it doesn't fade, and it does not develop a grease patina.
Bogdan Rus
Bogdan Rus Ай бұрын
@bmwman1981 Leather ages better than wool? Leather ages like milk.
bmwman1981 Ай бұрын
@Mark Green I agree each to their own my own personal preference is leather
Mark Green
Mark Green Ай бұрын
@bmwman1981 There are advantages and disadvantages with both, but for outright comfort wool would be better than leather, though the leather 'might' last longer. We still have a lot of pure wool carpets here in New Zealand, and they outlast synthetic carpets easily, and are easier to clean, warmer and softer. Each to their own, but there is a reason why Toyota chose wool.
Nigel Clark
Nigel Clark Ай бұрын
As a 2005 Lexus LS430 owner for the last 18 years - it was amazing to see how many parts and controls are shared with the Century. The sun visor over the rear view mirror for example and the pull handle in the boot - straight swaps! My latest LS430 which I’ve owned since 2012 is now 102,000 miles and as smooth as ever and everything works!
Nigel Clark
Nigel Clark Ай бұрын
@Edward Valivonis it was garaged for 5 years, but now it’s outside in the driveway. It’s ceramic coated so it stays looking good 😊
Edward Valivonis
Edward Valivonis Ай бұрын
Did you park it in garage?
Nigel Clark
Nigel Clark Ай бұрын
@Awm Joeyjoejoe that’s nice to know, it’s still drives like new, so you’ll be right 😊
Awm Joeyjoejoe
Awm Joeyjoejoe Ай бұрын
102,000 miles is delivery mileage on a Lexus LS430. It'll easily do 250,000 without major problems.
The Broken Mountain Biker
The Broken Mountain Biker Ай бұрын
My old 1990 V8 soarer also had that mad little middle visor thing.
sighheinrich Ай бұрын
Love the car and love the owner. Seems like a cool guy, he's made all the right choices that I would make if I had that kind of money to throw at a car like this :)
Proinseas O'Kiellig
Proinseas O'Kiellig Ай бұрын
@Sam Bomorse I like them..
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80386 Ай бұрын
@Sam Bomorse I agree. although I wouldn't say they're 'hideous', they're oversized and clashes a bit with the character of the car.
Sam Bomorse
Sam Bomorse Ай бұрын
Apart from the hideous wheels that don't do justice to the understated quality of the Century.
Martin Nercessian
Martin Nercessian Ай бұрын
I don't normally like modified cars, but those wheels really suit it. Love it!
Richard Houlton
Richard Houlton Ай бұрын
You don’t “stance” a Century. The rims are wrong
browncoat Ай бұрын
exactly what the Work wheels are designed for.
Stephen Nicholas
Stephen Nicholas Ай бұрын
They do look a bit Lincoln Continental
Fraser MacKenzie
Fraser MacKenzie Ай бұрын
He kept the stock multi spoke look, just quite larger
Aaron Randolph Chen
Aaron Randolph Chen Ай бұрын
Wow that V12 is so smooth and quiet. I would never have guessed it could hit 60 mph in less than 8 seconds, either! I wonder how much it weighs!
Ian Webster
Ian Webster Ай бұрын
@noName yet my original comment was in response to OP being surprised at the 0-60 time, I was pointing out it's really not that great for a V12, even in luxury car (hence me quoting the 0-60 times of similar luxury cars from the period)
Rouha 021
Rouha 021 Ай бұрын
@Ian Webster They aren't being sold in a dealer like other car, you have to personaly order it from toyota, it just happen that in 2013 there are still people that want to order the century even though there are version of this car that people can simply buy in a dealer which was the lexus ls 460 which at that time was already using the more powerful V8 that'll do 0-60 in 5.7 seconds
noName yet
noName yet Ай бұрын
@Ian Webster I got your point, but does it matter? I mean toyota has 320hp i6 in the 90s and 562hp V10 in 2011, surely if they want more performance they can simply slap those engines in the century, but as you probably already know the point of this vehicle isn't about performance
Ian Webster
Ian Webster Ай бұрын
@noName yet regardless of the reasoning my point stands - the performance is unimpressive for a V12 being sold in 2013
Brains Matter
Brains Matter Ай бұрын
You see a few of these around in Melbourne, Australia. Absolutely gorgeous cars. I love the little touches, like the Century branded Walkman you get to dictate business notes and things like that, it’s all the quality little things that make this so amazing. The latest generation have a hybrid, so I’d go with the V12 😊 and as a few others have mentioned, the wool interior is the one to get over the leather
John Canalese
John Canalese Ай бұрын
The generation III Century actually has the 5 litre V8 from Lexus coupled with a CVT and hybrid drivetrain.
Kulebyak Master
Kulebyak Master Ай бұрын
I didn't watch the video yet, but i think James from Throttle House will definitely recommend you to buy this car!😂
Greg P.
Greg P. Ай бұрын
Matt must have seen their (Throttle House) video and decided to get one himself, while making a video of it 😉.
Simbayi Hamaundu
Simbayi Hamaundu Ай бұрын
101% correct on that one 😆 🤣 😂
Brains Matter
Brains Matter Ай бұрын
As would AK and Jim from ReDriven - came top of the tree in their 2022 reviews 😊
Ogab CHEMS EDDINE Ай бұрын
@Marc Langman I've seen them, and they aren't not trying so hard to be funny as throttle house do
Marc Langman
Marc Langman Ай бұрын
@Ogab CHEMS EDDINEobviously you haven’t seen straight pipes then.
mmrahman82 Ай бұрын
Really liked this particular century, especially with those wheels, they look spot on, and the way it looks when it reflects the sunlight just highlights the car even more. Good idea to change the carpets to preserve the original, I do that with watch straps, lol.
C Ай бұрын
Great car a bit more respect for other man’s cars would be nice (with your shoes on the leather etc.) otherwise great this item. Usually I am not a big fan of aftermarket wheels but these fit the car very nice looks like factory and is a tasteful upgrade. Look forward of the story of buying and importing a century i hope you will rust proof the car in a good manner because the UK climate with the salt and bad road conditions is very hard on cars rust / corrosion wise.
Abdullah El Hashimy
Abdullah El Hashimy Ай бұрын
he is disrespecting everything about the car and he was really triggered when the guy answered him from reliability stand point when he compared it to mercedes i started to hate this guy coz in other vids money and adds can show everyone pleasured and satisfied
o j
o j Ай бұрын
@RealNameNeverUsed i never close softly the trunk and then give a push, because i'm scared i may bend the hood. I usually see where is the lowest point from which i can drop it and it closes itself, and release it from there So far my family never had trunk problems with this method, so it works i guess
RealNameNeverUsed Ай бұрын
@o j I notice TheTopher always slams the trunk tho. But I think he knows most cars can handle it.
o j
o j Ай бұрын
@Balboni yeah exactly, in general you keep those comments for yourself, or say them if you know the other guy. And regardless, i wouldn't have said that on camera lol. But you do you i guess And i also agree on the opening and pressing things with force, it annoys me, and doug does the same... The only one who's very nice with everything is thetopher
Harris R
Harris R Ай бұрын
JDM cars are better suited for UK rust
Aslkycccc Ай бұрын
What a brilliant car!! Glad that you are adding it to your collection.
Aslkycccc Ай бұрын
@Ogab CHEMS EDDINE such a rare car. Having Matt reviewing it long term would just be awesome!!
The Aroused Eunuch
The Aroused Eunuch Ай бұрын
@Ogab CHEMS EDDINE Because that may mean more content on this car.
Ogab CHEMS EDDINE Ай бұрын
Why are u glad? 🙃
Piri aka Trackwrecker
Piri aka Trackwrecker Ай бұрын
Your cohost was brilliant, he went with you on all of your riffs. Great bloody car too, dream for sure. See them in NZ a bit, with all the Japanese imports here. We call it the Yankeeyakuza.
Huma Onyango
Huma Onyango Ай бұрын
For security 😂
Piri aka Trackwrecker
Piri aka Trackwrecker Ай бұрын
@RomanticPopPunk Yankee is Japanese slang for dropped, pimped out cars. Fits the bill.
RomanticPopPunk Ай бұрын
But Yankee means American. I don’t get it.
Nearly There
Nearly There Ай бұрын
what a name hahahahah😂
Zambaretul Zambitor
Zambaretul Zambitor Ай бұрын
hahahaha yankeeyakuza thanks you gave me a good laugh
Martin Lang
Martin Lang Ай бұрын
That’s a REAL QUALITY vehicle. Almost magical. I can’t thank the deserving enthusiast enough. It was a real pleasure to learn all about this legend. In my opinion it’s better than a Rolls for the simple reason it is still fairly affordable. The drive experience seems to be in another world of its own. I own a 2008 S320 cdi LWB Mercedes Benz, black on black (3.0 turbo diesel V6) which on a recent almost 700 klm trip (still just under half a tank left) she averaged 7.5 Litres/100 klms, which is, of course much more fuel efficient than the V12… However, that Smooth as silk V12, absolute peaceful interior is more superior than the S class (which is fairly quiet anyway). I would prefer the Century any day with its understated opulence, even though I have German heritage and like my father and his father (mine OPA) owned diesel S class vehicles. As a fellow car enthusiast, I really enjoy and respect another like minded perfectionist. Top move on finding a practical yet highest quality air suspension solution. Thank you both
お気楽屋 Ай бұрын
The fuel efficiency of Toyota Century June 2018 model is the fuel efficiency of JC08 mode [13.6km/L]. It became a hybrid car.
Karanveer Singh
Karanveer Singh Ай бұрын
Maybe it's about Era... Of all the s classes I like the w140... It even feels desirable and just like this century... Great cars those... Whereas now the little c class seems more desirable than the new s class... Maybe it's just me but the new cars seem to be more about gimics than before because that's where the current market demand is
Bas Feijen
Bas Feijen Ай бұрын
Amazing car, if maintenance is done right you have no worries to buy one even with 400.000kms on it. Just like a LS400 or 430
K-Ron Ай бұрын
What a lovely car, cool owner too. You definitely need to get one. Would be nice if you could document the process of buying a car from Japan too. Would be cool 👌
TheFound3r Ай бұрын
you can tell Mat loves this car! the way he reviewed it you can tell
Fixing Everything
Fixing Everything Ай бұрын
Well, I've never seen one before. But just packed with just about everything you can think of, and more!. I think I would change that exhaust, less cats means the engine is less restricted. So better mpg, and more power. All the toys in that car amazing. A real eye-opener 💯. I really like how they put a V12! Fantastic. Bit thirsty on the old juce tho' .... lol Great Video Mat 😊
Isaac Cornett
Isaac Cornett Ай бұрын
I would absolutely love one of these❤❤❤ A lot of cars from the 90s look like vehicles that your grandpa would buy, but this honestly has a timeless look to it😊
petiertje M
petiertje M Ай бұрын
I drove a small car once which has a little sun visor above the rear view mirror. I always wonder why that isn't a standard part in all cars by now. You'll notice how often you need it when you have driven a car with it and then end up with one which doesn't have it, which is most cars tbh.
Tim Kemp
Tim Kemp Ай бұрын
@Jordan circa 2006 A3 sportback has it.
Azeem Esmail
Azeem Esmail Ай бұрын
@Jordan My Audi A4 B7 has this.
Danut Paul
Danut Paul Ай бұрын
Golf mk4 has that sunvisor.
CACressida Ай бұрын
My old LS400 has one. I never fold it up.
ま ?
ま ? Ай бұрын
Hi,Mat-san.Thanks for introducing us to Century! You know that Century is a generation old, right? The new century only exists in Japan. Now that COVIT-19 is over, please come to Japan and review cool cars that you can only find in Japan! Alphard, Century, Orochi (Mitsuoka), Hiace, Probox, various Kei-cars, there are many interesting cars. I would love to see you review these cars. Come to Japan! from a Japanese fan.
Nick Brady
Nick Brady Ай бұрын
They don't make cars like this anymore, it's just the simple things that make this car.
HStaff Ай бұрын
@De_ Britishman Isn’t that a twin-turbo V6 hybrid?
PWm Ай бұрын
@HStaff like new BMW 7
De_ Britishman
De_ Britishman Ай бұрын
@Karanveer Singh actually its from LS600H
Karanveer Singh
Karanveer Singh Ай бұрын
@CJC its a v8 with an electric motor... Still very smooth engine... I guess it's the 5.0 used in the lc500 but I'm not sure about that
Nordlicht Ай бұрын
@HStaff tech subscription race! This will be the time when my car full of screens can't do more than a late 90s car because i cancelled all subscriptions 🤣
Mark Roman
Mark Roman Ай бұрын
Indeed. I rode in a 92 yr model and it was absolutely sublime. The smoothest V12 ever. Go for it, Matt
Brent Fairlie
Brent Fairlie Ай бұрын
These are brilliant. I have driven a couple of them here in New Zealand. They are way cheaper here. Around $ 12000 - $16000 for a good one. Matt I highly recommend you ..."go ahead" and buy one
Car-spot-one Ай бұрын
These cars looks so smooth and I like to see that the owner take care of his car so well.
John Shaw
John Shaw Ай бұрын
His wheel choice fits the car very well. Perfect balance compliments the chrome.
Destro Ай бұрын
man the fact that this is 2013 and still keeps the old school stuff is just surreal i love it
Anonymous Ай бұрын
the fact that they have made the rear door so shiny for people to use as a mirror for a meeting is fantastic
J Sun
J Sun Ай бұрын
With those wheels and polish, I must say that's the best looking century I've seen. I get the nostalgia and build quality but it never looked as good as some American Classics all buffed up until now.
sneakprev1984 Ай бұрын
usually I'm quite sceptical when it comes to aftermarket wheels on non-tuner cars but i gotta say, those wheels just work on that car!
on se
on se Ай бұрын
They are 6-speed from 1/2005, and you can also get it with a column shifter, which is way edgier. I’d rather the wool seats too, not that the leather is bad.
Mal Smith
Mal Smith Ай бұрын
Absolutely magnificent cars, so special and unique. Definitely on my bucket list too Mat..
Impslap Ай бұрын
What a lovely example. The owner nailed the stance, imo, as it looks like it could have come from the factory this way. Very tasteful.
Arthur Zakaryan
Arthur Zakaryan Ай бұрын
Love the Century, would take one in a heartbeat.
TheJoeMB Ай бұрын
This particular Century looks gorgeous with those wheels and stance
Rickie Khosla
Rickie Khosla Ай бұрын
This reminded me of the lovely Jay Leno videos where he invites owners of unique cars and they have really detailed discussions on the features of their vehicle. Loved it. Go for it, Mat!
Simbayi Hamaundu
Simbayi Hamaundu Ай бұрын
I love how angry the exhaust turns out with it's water vapour when you rave that V12... so cool 😎
Fifth Business
Fifth Business Ай бұрын
You’ll be happy with it! James at the popular Canadian motoring channel Throttle House bought one last year - though as I recall it was a ‘90s version - and featured it on the show. It’s essentially unchanged since introduced in the mid-70s.
Conor Hackett
Conor Hackett Ай бұрын
Wow Mat is smitten with this car, you can see the joy in his demeanour. Best of luck in your search Mat, amazing car to add to collection.
trwsandford Ай бұрын
Love it! Reminds me of my big old Lincoln Town Car, but with Japanese build quality!
Lyubomir Markov
Lyubomir Markov Ай бұрын
This car is really impressive in its build quality, but if you told me it was an 80s Lincoln, I would totally believe it. From the design to the cassette player, it all looks like a blast from the past. No doubt the Apple Car Play mod was possible because they hooked it into the NES input port.
zannadu resident
zannadu resident Ай бұрын
I love this car. Just imagine it with a electric conversion. :)
Mohammed Khan
Mohammed Khan Ай бұрын
I feel like Matt Watson should travel to Japan and buy the car. As a video series he should drive it back from Japan if even that is possible. Another Watson adventure in car wow with Yianni
Brian Titchener
Brian Titchener Ай бұрын
Matt should buy one for sure. My 2000 Lexus LS400 was easily the best motor I have ever owned. I bought it with 100,000 miles on it. I sold it because I moved abroad. It's still going strong with another owner with over 200,000 miles on it. It never let me down and drove smooth as silk. Quick too, -- 0 to 60 mph in less than 7 secs. I noticed a good few interior cabin parts on this Toyota Century were the same as in my LS. Great cars.
alx gu
alx gu Ай бұрын
Lovely car. Perfect choice of wheels 👌 really suit it.
Ehtesham faraz
Ehtesham faraz Ай бұрын
Very high quality of Japanese manufactring. Such a great car.
G Co
G Co Ай бұрын
この車最高!This car was created and built way ahead of its time, a masterpiece of Japanese engineering. Such functions are still rare even in current expensive cars.
Pavel Kostromitinov
Pavel Kostromitinov Ай бұрын
Transitions lenses are actually really good. Been using them for like 5 years. Definitely worth the price.
Josue Cerqueira
Josue Cerqueira Ай бұрын
How much you paid for them mate?
Martin Hutchinson
Martin Hutchinson Ай бұрын
What an awesome car, how to live life in a very relaxed way, I'd buy one if I had the money Matt
Marc P
Marc P Ай бұрын
What a beautiful ride - reminds me of the Bentley with the full length umbrellas in the passenger doors
JohnnyBacklund Ай бұрын
Spent 5 months in Japan last year for work, saw these everywhere and kind of fell in love with them, this and the Toyota Crown
Shithappenswhenu Ай бұрын
That one is a credit to it’s owner... absolutely mint!
John Clark
John Clark Ай бұрын
It was until Matt got his feet on it 🙄
Les Klower
Les Klower Ай бұрын
Matt in Australia there are about 17 for both the first and second generation the price range is from aud $20000 to $35000 this would be the best luxury car ever as you said it is better than an S Class and much more reliable and its a Toyota Century
James Ай бұрын
Always loved these cars. That and the Crown. So cool. Defo buy one if not get a different Japanese import car. They're all cool especially the 80s and 90s ones.
Aafaq Shahzad
Aafaq Shahzad Ай бұрын
Love that car. I first saw it on Throttle House when James Engelsman (who's also British) bought it and immediately fell in love with it. Would love to buy one of those for myself in the future.
Aafaq Shahzad
Aafaq Shahzad Ай бұрын
@Shefa Khairullah yeah
Shefa Khairullah
Shefa Khairullah Ай бұрын
was looking for this comment haha throttle house is awesome!!
Crisdean Cnoc
Crisdean Cnoc Ай бұрын
Matt it would be great if you could do a step-by-step guide (how to) to buying and importing a car from Japan with costs etc. 🤞
murry001 Ай бұрын
I want one too now after seeing so many videos of new owners buying them lol. Imagine cruising around with your friends in this on a night nout
whatever 12
whatever 12 Ай бұрын
I can imagine how comfy the ride is and it's even kidnappers friendly
Marcke 2010
Marcke 2010 Ай бұрын
Those wheels finish it off wonderfully. Excellent choice.
murtagh232 Ай бұрын
Always knew i liked you Mat but having a Toyota Century on your channel is legendary. Such a special car. We will never see the likes of it again. I think the new century uses the V8 and is hybrid? I could be wrong on that i'm sure its a brilliant car but to drive this V12 is special.
murtagh232 Ай бұрын
PS if you are importing one you have to get the wool instead of the leather. The wool is actually seen as being the top trim level in Japan.
inSAYn Ай бұрын
I've kinda been obsessed with these ever since I found out about the century in a carwow video a few years back. Would love to own one someday.
costafilh0 Ай бұрын
Not a fan of the wheels but it suits this car so well! From a limo to a gangsta boat! NIce!
🌟 NM SHAFKI Ай бұрын
This car is very nice, thanks for letting us know about this amazing Toyota mat! 👍👍👍
Baden Wheeler
Baden Wheeler Ай бұрын
gotta love v12s I've seen too many huge cars with tiny engines
350Zquicksilver Ай бұрын
This was great! The owner is a cool guy... He will probably own this into is late years and pamper it.
Pdterre Ай бұрын
Very entertaining to watch two car geeks go over the whole car!
Russe France
Russe France Ай бұрын
I worked off and on in Tokyo for twenty years and was driven in many of these on airport runs and around Shinjuku district. The car looks to be in very good condition. To complete the look, the driver should be in a black suit and tie but most importantly....white gloves😄
deevan shafait
deevan shafait Ай бұрын
Go for it Mat, this one is special!
Matimu Chauke
Matimu Chauke Ай бұрын
I like the fact that he knows that the car wont get off Mats hands without being launched
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Oscar Brady
Oscar Brady Ай бұрын
This has to be one of the best cars ever made
Bu Ай бұрын
Love rare cars. And a reliable Rolls is like a dream...
digitalkamran Ай бұрын
Finally he's considering to buy something lovely and unique, well done 💯💯💯
Jay Rivers
Jay Rivers Ай бұрын
Simple but yet beautiful and elegant design. Have to add it to the collection
ukpipeline Ай бұрын
Looks great lowered and with those lovely chrome lined wheel arches..
Jonathan B
Jonathan B Ай бұрын
A very original and rare pick. Do it Mat.
Kelvin Mark Omondi
Kelvin Mark Omondi Ай бұрын
This car is just special and will be a true gem when every auto Mobil will be electrified in the future.
Nikola Ай бұрын
The brilliant fold down passenger seat probably does well in a mild crash 😂.
ks911turbo Ай бұрын
Hello Mr. Mat I am a car enthusiast living in Japan. Thank you for always praising Japanese cars I'm so happy you praised Century in this video Even from my Japanese point of view, that car is a strange car, and at the same time, I think it's a wonderful car. Japan's only 12-cylinder gasoline engine As you said, I think it would be very difficult to maintain in the UK. Even a car isn't cheap I think it's really hard to procure parts and repair. but i want you to ride The name of the car's color is also amazing. Its color is black, but it has names such as "Kamui" and "Eternal Black", and other colors besides black also have Japanese and English names. My favorite Century colors are "Zuiun" and "Dumire Blue Mica Metallic" It looks very beautiful when it gets wet in the rain with a light blue silver like the winter sky. Genuine wheels are hand carved Other than that, I want you to enjoy the comfort of the ride with the electric buttons and operation panel written in Japanese and the excessive quietness. If you want to ride, use the late model 6AT I'm looking forward to seeing you happily riding in that car.
Matt Morris
Matt Morris Ай бұрын
If, instead of selling it to Mat, he wanted to sell it through CarWow, I wonder how much the approved dealers would give him for it 🤔
Mark Green
Mark Green Ай бұрын
A guy where I live (small town New Zealand) has a black, de-chromed, lowered Century with blacked out windows and 19 inch alloys, it looks super cool.
Adam02M Ай бұрын
Bit heavy handed with his car Mat! Enjoyed the video.
torpedience Ай бұрын
You're bonkers, Matt, but never boring!
brian glendenning
brian glendenning Ай бұрын
Had a sister city visit to a local council in Tokyo, and the Mayor had one of these. Very impressive man and very impressive machine.
Conor Hanley
Conor Hanley Ай бұрын
What a machine maybe you could explain the process of importing from Japan ✌️✌️
mistreku Ай бұрын
not a JDM fan, but this is one beautiful car! never seen one IRL.
Gagan K
Gagan K Ай бұрын
Shout out to the owner for taking such good care of the car.
Battery Powered
Battery Powered Ай бұрын
21:20 The most luxurious smoke machine ever !
Milan B.
Milan B. Ай бұрын
I always wanted to see a video explaining every single button on these cars. Hopefully someone makes it one day
Chris Clarke
Chris Clarke Ай бұрын
He got pretty close
Mark Ай бұрын
Doug demuro
Tom Clark
Tom Clark Ай бұрын
Bought mine in 2021 and still love it, my dream car. This one is in much better condition though. Mines a 1997 in grey with wool interior. Can 100% recommend one of these.
JuanAntonio Ай бұрын
MB W126 also has long/big handles for the back seats 👌🏼
Gabriel Cassim
Gabriel Cassim Ай бұрын
A few years ago I bought my first car at the age of 21 with my own money. It was a Toyota Corolla AE82 hatchback. I love this car to bits. It captures my youth perfectly and has so much centimental value as I learned how to drive in a Tazz. I would like to own a Toyota Century, it is definitely a trophy car for anybody who respects Toyotas and does not want to buy a Rolls-Royce
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