1992 Toyota Prado EX Limited
Stock Number: 4767
70 Series four-door models have an intimidating look, which is backed up by real off-road machismo! This 1992 model is finished in a stunning Toyota Black (29V) this turbodiesel rig features custom leather seat covers, a factory third row, and one formidable 4x4 startup that can take you anywhere. Sure there are some light scratches and dings associated with normal use, but overall this wonderful truck looks fantastic. Best of all this 138K verified mile SUV is reasonably refined and is just as capable of Overlanding to the supermarket as it would be crawling through the Mojave desert!
The interior of this EX limited is well equipped for its model age. The previous owner took very good care of this Prado and it shows. Black leather-wrapped seat covers for the front and rear seats while the 3rd row is in its original cloth condition. Typically we only see these fitted when someone is making a concerted effort to keep the interior up to par. Not only does it add an extra layer of protection but it also adds a bit of class. The audio is driven by a Kenwood head unit to push the vehicle's sound system. The dash flows well and is in great shape for its age with no cracks which is a common find on some vehicles. The door cards are also in great shape but do have some slight signs of age with a few cracks on the driver's side door. We are fortunate to find this one with 3rd-row seats still in place that fold and can be removed to get the additional space if needed when picking up some oversized bits from the store. The headliner, overall, is in great shape and a sunroof allows natural light into the cabin. A Momo woodgrain steering wheel replaces the stock one which makes for another classy upgrade and feels great at the hands of the driver. You will notice nice tasteful upgrades on the exterior other than its aggressive stance with the all-terrain tires. The factory Toyota rain guards are equipped on this rig are a nice touch to cut down the wind and are great when wanting some extra ventilation. As with most vehicles from this era is has your power windows, mirrors, and locks. Thanks to the rain guards it helps to cut down on some of the wind buffetings when you'd rather not use the climate control system. LED taillights have also been added for a quick response when the brakes are applied as well as a more modern look at night.
Under the massive bonnet sits Toyota's 2.4L 2L-TE four-banger. Fresh off an oil and filter service, the 2.4L churns to life with a quick twist of the key. The engine sounds great and revs freely, as one would expect. Mated to an automatic gearbox, the Prado has a standard selective transfer case. With a high and low gearset, the rig is tough to stop, even in less than ideal conditions. Acceleration isn't as brisk as the 3.0L but the truck is no slouch either. It is capable of US highway speeds, and the transmission makes good use of the wide torque band. As one of the better optioned Land Cruisers, this particular one features Toyotas electronically adjustable suspension. Firm and soft settings are available and the long-wheelbase does a good job of sorting out road imperfections large and small. Power steering is standard and the aftermarket alloys are all wrapped in new, oversize Falken all-terrain rubber. The tires should last for years to come and aren't too loud to compromise the Overlanding comfort of this SUV. The Prado takes on all terrains with the pairing of the tire and 4wd capability which is great for trails, mild off-roading, and even everyday street use with ease.
*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.