An Old Toyota Century Is the Perfect S-Class Alternative

All the luxury features you need in a stylish right-hand drive package.

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YouTubeJay Leno's Garage

If you're in the market for a luxury car, but don't want to buy the same S-Class everyone else has, why not import a Toyota Century? Jay Leno seems to love this one.

Chris Marion of , a California importer specializing in Japanese cars, brought over a 1993 Toyota Century sedan for Leno to check out on the latest episode of , Jay Leno's Garage. Unlike most Japanese domestic cars, Leno finds the Century big, wide, and floaty—almost like a '70s Cadillac. It's distinctly American in nature, which is pretty strange for a car sold exclusively in Japan. And before you ask, no, this isn't the V12 model. Those won't be eligible to import to the US until 2022.

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The best part about the Century isn't the engine or how it drives, though—it's the back seat. This car was built to chauffeur important passengers, and the back seat armrest houses controls for every feature imaginable—even a tape recorder in case you need to record a conversation. The seat itself is power adjustable, as are the curtains hanging from the windows. Best of all, there's a removable piece in the front passenger seat so the rear occupant can put their legs through to stretch out and take a nap. How cool is that?

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YouTubeJay Leno's Garage

Though I probably wouldn't want my legs to be like that in the event of a crash, I can't help but wonder how easily I could live in one of these things. Who needs a bed when you can have a Toyota Century? I know which one I'd pick.

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