1991 Hilux Double Cab
You've likely seen something like this before, no? Why hide it, the internet was set ablaze by a certain truck similar to this one. A quick trip to YouTube will leave you aghast at the unspeakable acts it endured that most trucks couldn't withstand. As the saying goes this pickup, takes a licking and keeps on tickin'! This 1991 double-cab Toyota needs little introduction and can be yours today! Finished in a fresh coat of Garnet Pearl (3K3), the original hue, the body is in above average shape, with little if any imperfections. A coat of new, black Raptor bedliner and some eye-catching graphics complete the aesthetic. Powered by a recently serviced diesel engine, enthusiasts will undoubtedly love the fact that this little gem has got a real deal manual gearbox, too. Offered with a mere 134k verified and documented miles, this thing is barely broken in. As many of you know, there are very few of these left around the globe and even fewer in the states. For the Toyota die-hard who desires to want one of the best-built and rarest pickups out there, this Japanese Classic is the ticket!
The cabin is spacious, simple, and spartan. The double cab not only looks great but adds plenty of passenger space. The view of the road ahead is clear and commanding and visibility is impressive. The dash is in good shape and lacks the typical cracking that plague these trucks, The gauges are easy to read and the switchgear is all at hand. If power equipment is your thing, this isn't the truck for you. Manual locks and windows make for fewer things to fail and are standard in this rig. A/C and power mirrors do make an appearance and both work like a charm. Heat is available too if this is your winter workhorse, and additional ventilation can be accessed thanks to a sliding rear glass window. The seats are in above average condition and lack and rips, stains, or tears. Comfortable on long trips the gray cloth is durable and soft to the touch. The headliner and door cards have been cared for and the carpets have resisted major abuse. It's clear the car was cared for overseas, and the mechanicals are just as good.
This body-on-frame rig is simple and sturdy. Powered by the four-cylinder diesel 3L (engine code, not displacement) these trucks weren't fast, but you can count on them time after time to provide reliable transport, even in less than ideal conditions. The 2.8L is fresh off an oil and filter service and starts up promptly thanks to a new 12v battery. The engine idles with confidence thanks to a new set of serpentine belts and sounds decent thanks to a new muffler. Mated to a five-speed manual gearbox, this Hilux makes good use of its power and can drive at sustained highway speeds, unlike some smaller JDM pickup options. It won't win any drag races but it also doesn't drink fuel like a V8. Gear changes feel reassured and our trained technicians have replaced the flywheel and clutch with brand new units to give the drivetrain a new lease on life. This expensive service will surely save the next owner some money on preventative maintenance, and we also replaced the valve cover gasket while we had her on the lift. The 4WD system works as advertised and this L107 can handle all the weather you throw at it. An electronic rear differential locker and low gearing are available for those with some aggressive terrain to traverse. The suspension can handle the rigors of daily use and abuse and handles large potholes with confidence. The power steering and brakes feel good and the aftermarket alloys are all wrapped in new Falken all-terrain tires. The rubber looks tough and will provide tens of thousands of miles of year-round grip to come.
Those in the know, realize that these trucks only come along a few times a year. Rugged, rare, and reliable this iconic Hilux won't last long and is a bonafide Japanese Classic!
*California Residents: In order to register a Grey Market vehicle in the state of California then it will have to be made CARB complaint 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.