Weighs about 1,650 kg (around 3,400+ lbs). I agree, body is too heavy for the engine. Sluggish on 1st and 2nd gears but power and speed picks up on 3rd. Should be driven nice and cool but i often gun the engine like it was a race car. Surprisingly, the bulletproof 5R engine can take the punishment
Sometimes i dream it had the M-series 6-cyl like the ones in Japan.
You had similar-looking cars there in the US. I got my inspiration when I bought her from the Blues Brothers mobile police car
Haha, there's a world of difference between a '74 Monaco and a Toyota Crown though. And honestly... '74 and '75 Dodge Monacos are pretty rare these days. People who look for them for Blues Brothers clones usually end up using something else because they can't find one.
I'm sure you could swap a larger engine in there if you wanted, even within the Toyota family. I'm not to knowledgeable on the 5R, I should look it up. Is it related to the 18R/20R/22R engine family?
Still, it's definitely a very, very, very cool car. I've seen some sharp lowered ones before. 3,400 is rather heavy, but that's not the end of the world either. My cars are all much heavier still, haha.