1991 Toyota Hilux SSR-G
Pending Sale: $13,995
Stock Number: 4366
Toyota Hilux models are prized around the globe due to their storied history dating back to the 1960s. The model earned a reputation for its offroad capability and bulletproof reliability. The Surf, which was the SUV variant, entered its second generation of production right before the '90s began. The Toyota touted a more civil on-road feel, as evident by the bevy of thoughtful interior options demonstrates. Finished in a stately Blue Pearl Metallic (8E3,) and offered with only 51K verified miles, this 1991 SSR-G package truck has been optioned with a special Recaro interior, 4WD, and gasoline V6. The body, which features chrome mirrors, running boards, and rear spoiler make it stand out from the crowd. Other than some light fading on the chrome bumpers, and some small dings and scuffs, the body is in good shape and the clear coat retains a lot of its original luster. Recently serviced, and retailed with all the proper documentation, this Hilux seems to be a much better value than almost any domestic 4Runner out there!
The interior is perhaps the most striking portion of the truck. Highly stylized and rare Recaro seats are the primary focal point when the driver's door opens. They are in good shape and are devoid of any major blemished including rips, stains, and tears. Even the headrests are a point of design emphasis, and the mesh center section has avoided major damage. An adjustable steering column, power windows, locks, and mirrors are all at hand, making the drive more convenient and comfortable. The interior has a logical, simple layout, and the digital climate system has large easy to read buttons. Importantly they can be grasped and depressed with a set of gloves for those of you living with an actual winter. The heat on these Hilux models are intense, and the gasoline version hearts up faster than its diesel brethren. Toyota even added cup holders for the front occupants, which was uncommon in Japan at this time. The Nakamichi audio system sounds great for a car of this era, and the speakers are powered and work as they should. The headliner is clean and lacks any major stains or burn holes to note. Helpful in providing additional ventilation and light, the factory sunroof retracts completely and the electric motor feels strong. An OEM wind deflector pops up when the roof is opened, reducing interior noise. Also, privacy tint keeps the harmful rays of the sun from doing major damage to the plastics. With the exception of the center console which has some leatherwear, the dash and interior plastics are in above average condition. The door cards, carpets, and rear upholstery are all doing nicely, and hint that the old owners really cared for this Surf.
The engine and drivetrain were offered here in the US, and as such, the Hilux ownership experience is a good as it gets. Parts are inexpensive and easy to find, and our trained technicians have already taken care of a litany of important services. A new 12V battery and routine oil and filter service ensure that the 3VZ-E fires up every time and is ready to drive. Utilizing a sturdy auto transmission, the Hilux may not be as fast as a Supra but glides up to freeways speeds without an issue. The TEMS adjustable suspension system allows the pilot to toggle between a firm and softer suspension setting to customize the ride quality if they wish. The ride quality is what you'd expect from a body on frame truck of this era, and it boasts some decent approach angles and handles large potholes without jarring everyone on board. The brakes are confident, and the steering feels assured and a bit more weighted than the Land Cruiser for reference. Four new oversize Falken all-terrain tires have been mounted on the factory alloys to give the car a more aggressive look and they assist with grip on loose surfaces
Showcasing its iconic lines, die-hard 4WD system, and a robust engine this Hilux would be a joy to own. Its low miles, rare interior, and special trim level make this certain 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.