1992 Toyota Dyna Dekotora
Available for: $18,995
Stock Number: 4553
The Japanese automotive culture spreads truly covers everything from one end of the spectrum to the other. From high-end supercars to low-slung VIP style cars; lowriders to microcars, they have 'em all. Perhaps one of the most unique and rare genres of them all is the Dekotora. Japanese for "decoration truck" these chrome and colored-light laden rigs are highly customized and are in a category of their own. Finished in an eye-catching Loire Turquoise (705), this crew cab is offered with a mere 157K verified miles. The body is good shape but does note some typical scuffs, dings, and imperfections associated with any vehicle of this age. The full-bodied truck features factory rain guards and a particularly useful cargo bed. This 1992 Toyota Dyna is powered by a reliable 4cyl diesel, has room for six, all rolled up into a package that makes a one of a kind statement.
The exterior warrants its own paragraph, unlike our other offerings. From bow to stern there is an excessive amount of chrome, diamond plate, and embossed aluminum runing down the vehicle. Massive mirror extensions offer a decent view of the side and rearview and correct some of the blind spots created by the bed with a clear view of other motorists. Stainless bumper extensions, fender trim, and running boards look incredible and reflect light at nighttime. The bed extensions are plastered with cherry blossoms obscure two custom exhaust stacks rising to the heavens. The rocket-style rear tail light garnish completes the signature look from the back, and eagle-eyed viewers will note a fresh spray in bedliner.
The interior is a bit more pedestrian than the outside but is quite comfortable and offers plenty of room. The blue cloth seats are in good shape, lacking any major rips, stains, or tears. The steering column is adjustable and can fit drivers of all sizes. Roll down windows are there to aid ventilation further, and the Dyna does have A/C. We have given it a recharge for the summertime, and right now, it works as is should. The head unit is no longer powered, but the Dyna does have speakers if the custom exhaust didn't suit your tastes. The dash is in good shape and doesn't have any cracks or weather-related distortion. The door cards are also in fine nick, but the headliner has some light sagging and the front cloth one was replaced by an inexpensive vinyl one at some point. The gauges all work and an exterior light controller sits under the center stack when you want to have some fun and show out!
The size of this rig makes it easy to park, and makes for a worry-free driving experience. Powered by Toyotas venerable 3.7L 14B engine, this diesel sounds incredible and runs even better. Startup is quick, as two new batteries have been installed, and should be there to assist for the next four years or so. The four-banger sets into a constant idle, and benefits from a fresh oil and filter service. Power is sent to the rear wheels through a five-speed manual transmission. The gear lever can actually fold to the side to create more interior room, and the operation of this close-ratio unit lacks any hitches or grinds. The suspension is compliant for a truck and the steering is easy to articulate. The brakes are confident and the 14-inch tires are inexpensive to replace when they need it!
This Dekatora is a rarety to see here stateside. Touting Toyota mechanicals, and recent service, this eye-catching rig can be yours today!
*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.