The Rare Rides collection has had a few bouts with historic, wonderful situation Toyotas within the Tercel Wagon and 4Runner. In the present day, we take a look at a bit orange truck which pre-dates both of these.
It’s a Pickup, from means again in 1983.
First, some Hilux historical past. The Toyota Hilux began out as a model new providing from Toyota again in 1968, and got here to the North American market because the Hello-Lux beginning in 1969. It was a alternative for the unpopular Stout truck, which we featured on Rare Rides in 2017. A second era debuted for the 1973 mannequin yr, and introduced with it further modernization.
The second era underwent a revamp for 1976; it grew bigger, had extra standard gear, and bigger engines have been out there. These have been all traits requested (or maybe demanded) by North American clients. The modifications additionally introduced a brand new naming conference for Toyota’s truck providing — in 1976, its identify transitioned from Hello-Lux to Pickup within the North American market.
For 1979, the third-era Pickup arrived, bringing with it probably the most truck-like of truck traits: non-compulsory 4-wheel drive. Toyota was getting the hold of American wishes now, and for the primary time a 3-velocity automated transmission was obtainable to enrich the 4- and 5-velocity manuals. A range of inline-4 engines have been obtainable, all of them between 1.6 and 2.four liters of displacement. Toyota reserved 4-wheel drive for engines of no less than 1.eight liters, to the chagrin of cheapskate clients.
As we speak’s SR5 Pickup is from proper on the finish of the third era’s life. Vans with 4-wheel drive ended manufacturing in July of 1983, as Toyota wound down the previous mannequin in preparation for the fourth-gen mannequin (which took over in North America for 1984).
This instance attracts energy from the 22R carbureted engine; it was the most important on supply, with a displacement of two.four liters. A lengthy-lived Toyota design, the 22R was produced from 1981 by way of 1997, and in unique guise produced a raging ninety seven horsepower. zero-60 time? Sure, it has one.
Info on the itemizing is scarce, however the Pickup is exceptionally clear, and has travelled over one hundred sixty,000 miles. The whole lot appears unique, proper right down to the paint and tape stripes. The clear interior has all of its trim and even wooden applique. Luxurious!
Presently listed on eBay, the Pickup’s proprietor is asking $18,500.
[Images via seller]
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