1993 Toyota Hilux Surf SSR
Stock Number: 4138
The Hilux is known for its legendary reliability and off-road capabilities. This impressive, 1993 Hilux Surf has all the right equipment and options and comes ready to tackle stateside on and off-road terrain. With only 71K verified miles, this unmodified example utilizes a bulletproof diesel powerplant that was never sold here in the states, which boasts more power and fuel economy. Starting with the exterior hue, finished in Blue Pearl Metallic (8E3) over thatched Gray cloth, the body is free of any major flaws, dents, or dings and the paint is impressive only showing minor imperfections from normal use. The brightwork is in good shape with the exception of some light surface rust on the brush guard and lower rear bumper. This one is also sporting a few rare factory accessories like the OEM rain guards and the "symphony of underwater" tire cover.
The interior, while spartan in its design, is driver-focused and very straight forward. The factory seats are not only comfortable but also provide plenty of support to keep you firmly planted in the seats when the road disappears and things get a bit rocky. The condition of the front and rear seats are impressive, with virtually no noticeable bolster wear or rips. All the controls are readily at hand, and all the gauges and switchgear work properly. Interior upgrades include a GReddy Turbo Timer, MOMO Steering wheel, and nonfunctioning Alpine head unit. The carpet is in beautiful condition, as is the sag-free headliner, and it's obvious this beautiful rig hasn't seen much if any, off-road use. Privacy tint surrounds all the rear occupants and reduces interior temps. Cup holders, power locks, auto down power window functionality, and A/C all work as they should. The dash is in great shape on this, free of any sun fading or cracking. The cargo area is in good condition and additional storage for overflow cargo can go atop the roof, on an aluminum TERZO sports roof rack.
The North American market never received the venerable 1KZ-TE 3.0L diesel version on the Hilux Surf. While that was a real downside to the models sold in the states, the best power train option is equipped in this model, and can now be yours. To paraphrase the show Top Gear, this engine is indestructible, and so is the driveline. Known for its durability and low cost of ownership, it is paired with selectable 4WD and a convenient automatic transmission. The large four-cylinder fires up quickly, compliments of two new 12V batteries installed by one of our trained technicians. Idle is as smooth as a huge four-cylinder can be, and the diesel clatter isn't invasive in the cabin. Acceleration is brisk throughout the mid-range, and shifts are smooth albeit lackadaisical. The automatics do have a power holding function and can hold revs up a bit when the accelerator pedal is being over-utilized. The suspension does great at sorting out all the bumps, and the steering is light and easy to articulate. Toyota's TEMS systems give the suspension adjustability, and the SUV has sport and touring presets that can be adjusted in the cabin. The brakes also feel strong, and the midsize SUV comes to a stop without issue. Perhaps the most desirable upgrade, SSR Auswuch multi-piece wheels, with knee-deep Dunlop rubber handle grip, on or off paved services. As with all of our vehicles our trained technicians have thoroughly inspected this Hilux and all maintenance is up to date, with the next oil service not being needed for 3000 miles.
This low mileage, unique, and rugged rig is fully legal and ready for a new home. The indestructible nature of the driveline, coupled with classic styling and decent equipment makes this Hilux Surf a turn-key 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.