1993 Toyota HiAce SCL
Pending Sale: $23,995
Is there any cooler way to adventure out into nature than in this 1993 Toyota HiAce? It's got plenty of get-up and go thanks to a potent and efficient turbodiesel and is ready to tackle some tough terrain with its full-time four-wheel-drive underpinnings! Offered with a mere 82k verified and documented miles, this van features a ton of factory upgrades and is fresh off a recent service. It also looks quite handsome, finished in a fresh coat of one-off Siberian White and set off by a set of black 15-inch alloys and a retro graphics kit. Aside from some light blemishes, the body is in good nick and we would wager this special rig would garner more looks than a six-figure sportscar at the local Cars & Coffee. Unique, practical, and capable, this refined seven-seater would make for a great daily driver, soccer van, or weekend adventurer. No matter how this next chapter unfolds, this SuperCustom Limited is a Japanese Classic and we are sure the next owner will agree!
The cabin is expansive with a ton of head, shoulder, and legroom to spare. The cabover design lends itself to premium visibility while keeping the van maneuverable in the city. The dash is in good shape overall and lacks any cracking or peeling. An optional floating digital gauge display, seems futuristic and is easy to read at night. The driver benefits from a power-adjustable steering column and power-adjustable seat, both of which are in good working order. For enjoyable daily use, electric windows, locks, and mirrors are also on hand and work properly, other than the power-folding feature of the side mirrors. The Toyota headunit is awesome, and livens up the cabin with its large screen. The audio quality isn't half bad, although we freely admit enjoying the sound of the 1KZ-TE right below the seat more than some music! A suite of sunroofs dot the roof, and the rear two are powered. They all work as they should, bringing tons of natural light into the cabin and adding some needed ventilation for those hot summer days ahead. Speaking of which, even the side glass pops open for better airflow and a set of curtains can be drawn for security and privacy. The upholstery is soft to the touch and is cognac in color. The cloth lacks any major imperfections and is really comfortable for all occupants on long drives. The middle row can be swiveled 180 degrees and slid fore and aft. The rear row slides too, and both can be folded into a pseudo mattress. Dual-zone climate control keeps everyone comfortable and the A/C blows ice cold at the moment. The headliner, door cards, and carpets have held up well over the years, however, we did want to note the glove box alignment to be off and it could use a replacement. Yes at 25 years of age, it's a bit of nitpicking but we wanted to have it mentioned. The cabin lacks any odor of smoke and was obviously cared for in a prior life, and it shows! We think the next owner will agree!
The HiAce delivers a more refined ride than its competitors while still maintaining its off-road prowess. It's also more balanced than you'd expect thanks to the 1KZ-TE mounted low, and in the center of the axles. The engine is fresh off an oil and filter service, and starts up promptly thanks to a new 12v battery we installed in our shop. Torque is fed through a slick-shifting automatic transmission and sends power to all four wheels. This Toyota has tons of giddyup and gets up to highway speeds with ease. It can sustain them too, and one of our trained technicians has replaced all of the shocks to refresh the suspension. She rides like a dream handling large and small road imperfections with confidence. There are very few squeaks and rattles to note and it's relatively silent in the cabin, even at interstate speeds. The brakes are capable and the wheels are all wrapped in new, grippy, Yokohama rubber. The new tires match the tough aesthetic and will last for tens of thousands of miles 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.