Hi, just signed up. Cool site with alot of interresting cars i didnt even know was out there.
I have two rs56 crowns at moment, one pickup and one utilityvan. I dont think either one was available in the states ever.
The utilityvan is my daily driver. Originally equipped with a 5R engine with a 4-speed, now it has 2.2 liter L diesel engine that i turboed and a L52 five speed tranny. It clocked 115hp and 180ft.lbs on the dyno at 20psi of boost. Originally the engine puts out 66hp and 95ft.lbs
The utilityvan looks pretty much like the ms53 i.e the maehara bros. wagons but there is alot of differences. The car never had a backseat, the trunk floor continues all the way to the front seat. There is also a semi-high divider wall behind the front seat. The tailgate folds down instead of turning to the side like the wagon and the rear suspension has leafsprings instead of coils.
Some pics: http://kuvablogi.com/blog/6376/4/
I got the pickup last fall and its now undergoing some massive rust repair and getting airbags, im sorta going for a customized look with a twist. Its getting an originallike 5r and 4-speed for now.