The Century was a hand-built, limited production and highly formal limousine Toyota designed for the Japanese royal family and for high-ranking Yakuza members. They introduced the first Toyota Century in 1967. It stayed in production for 30 years with minimal changes to its technical layout and design. They produced it only as an RHD model, selling it in Japan and a few select Asian markets.
The first generation of the Toyota Century was powered by a 3.0-liter V8 engine delivering 170 HP. The interior was full of the finest leather, wood and chrome trim. Also, each car came standard with climate control, which was an advanced option for the period. The ride was extremely comfortable and quiet. In fact, the Century cruised effortlessly, even on the roughest terrain.