In a historic move earlier this year, the Japanese government allowed Emperor Akihito to abdicate his throne on account of his deteriorating health, bringing an end to the country’s Heisei Era. 

His son, Naruhito, has now ascended to the Chrysanthemum Throne – but his official coronation won’t take place until the 22nd of October.

Why are we telling you all of this? Well, according to Japanese Nostalgic Car, this one-off Toyota Century convertible will be used as the new emperor’s royal parade vehicle.

Pretty special isn’t it? Here at TG we love the Century. It’s Toyota’s flagship model that has only ever been available officially in its home market, and it’s all about proper, old-school luxury.