1990 Toyota Hilux LN106
Available for: $39,995
This classic 1990 Toyota pickup oozes machismo and is about as collectible as it gets. In case you haven't heard these rigs are getting rarer by the day, and a quick search on YouTube would bolster the point. Finished in a timeless Medium Red Pearl (3H4), this trusty pickup is offered with a mere 131k verified and documented miles. The Double Cab configuration was never offered here in the US and is accented by a freshly Raptr lined bed and matching headache bar, and the body and paint have been refinished and in stellar shape. Off-roading enthusiasts will love the straight front axle and durable diesel engine. which gives this truck an edge when exploring off the beaten path. Recently serviced and turn key ready to roll, this nearly indestructible five-seater is a real-deal Japanese Classic.
The interior is perhaps the nicest of any Hilux pickup we have imported to date. The view of the road ahead is clear and commanding as this tall truck rides far above traffic. The gauges are easy to read and an Alpine stereo upgrade is fantastic to have in the cabin. The dash lacks any cracking or distortion and the sizeable glovebox includes the Japanese owner's manual and some assorted service records. The gray cloth seats are in above-average shape and lack any major rips, stains, or tears. The carpets have some light staining to note, but on the positive side, the headliner and door cards look good. The steering column is adjustable and the driver benefits from power-adjustable mirrors. There is even functional A/C and heat in case this truck sees some climate extremes. Simple, spartan, and well cared for the cabin is hard to complain about.
The driveline is likely the highlight of this Toyota, and its simple but determined nature is what made this platform so good. Fresh off an oil and filter service, the four-banger fires up promptly thanks to a new 12v battery. Toyota's 3L diesel powerplant is connected to a manual gearbox which makes the most of its power, and the manual gearbox shifts without any grinding. It's capable of getting up to highway merge speeds, but you won't be getting any speeding tickets while doing so. The 2.8L doesn't drink fuel like the larger trucks either, but most buyers could care less about fuel economy. They care about the rugged 4WD system, with a low-speed range that is handy when attacking some muddy trails. The manually locking hubs also help in less than ideal road conditions. The brakes feel confident and the power steering is on point. The factory suspension can handle the rigors of daily use and sort out potholes and road imperfections with confidence. New 32" Falken Wildpeak rubber sits at all four corners. The new tires look great and will last for tens of thousands of miles of year-round use to come.
*California Residents: In order to register a Grey Market vehicle in the state of California then it will have to be made CARB compliant first. CARB certifications will have to be performed within the state. Depending on the vehicle and any existing modifications will affect the pricing. Typically CARB compliance will range between 5-10K. Additional information can be found on the California Air Resources Board website.