1994 Hilux SSR-X Surf
Pending Sale: $18,995
Toyota really hit the nail on the head with the legendary N130 Hilux Surf model as one of the most iconic SUV's ever built. A well-designed, reliable, rig that can do anything you ask of it, and best of all this one has the coveted manual transmission. This 1994 Toyota Hilux Surf SSR-X is finished in a stunning Dark blue pearl (8E3) and has faired well over the past 27 years. The body is in good shape and reveals minor blemishes and rock chips from normal wear and tear. A mere 137K verified and documented miles on this fun adventure mobile, this Toyota is just getting started. A few factory upgrades on this rig include a OEM spare tire cover, OEM brush guard with fog lights, oem rain guards, and the super rare OEM rear roll bar. This Surf has largely remained in its original form and the new owner will receive a well cared for rare and iconic 90s SUV. Its iconic looks, collectability, and reliability make this Hilux Surf a certified Japanese Classic!
The interior is tidy and well kept by the previous owner and its condition reflects that. This 5 seater is trimmed in a light gray cloth which makes road trips comfy. Aside from the driver-side seat bolster which shows wear from entering and exiting the vehicle, they lack any major imperfections. The door cards are intact and a minor notable imperfection on the right rear door is the only mentionable damage. The amenities included are power windows, power mirrors, and power locks, which are fully operable as expected. Aside from the Kenwood audio upgrade, the interior remains as Toyota designed it. The A/C blows cold and the heat is ready for the approaching winter. You also have a second zone climate control for the passengers in the rear as well. The dash is clear of any bubbling and cracking, which can be commonly found on these Hilux's. The headliner and carpet look good and the rear cargo area has dodged any damage from use over the years and comes equipped with an optional OEM rear internal roll bar. The rear electric window is nice to roll down on sunny days and allows airflow throughout the cabin. You won't be disappointed with this super cool N130!
The one thing the US was deprived of was the 1KZ-TE engine option in our Toyota 4runners here stateside. This turbo diesel 4 banger is quick and responsive and easily cruises along at highway speeds. The power is linear from the 3.0L SOHC diesel and is the perfect pairing of a vehicle this size. Although we did not have this motor available stateside, the mechanicals is easy and you can even consider taking it to your local diesel mechanic for all your service and maintenance needs. Mated to a 5-speed manual transmission, this Hilux is not only rare but would make the ultimate off-road Overlander or a daily commuter. Power is sent to all 4 corners with the selectable 4WD transfer case. The suspension is responsive and handles potholes without throwing you around inside the cabin. The brakes are confident and easily slow this Surf down to a complete stop. Five brand new Falken oversized tires give the exterior a bit more attitude and will last for thousands of miles. Upon inspection of the suspension, we went ahead and replaced the front left inner and outer tie rods as well as the sleeve. This will give the next owner peace of mind with the maintenance bits sorted before the sale. Whether you prefer the sand, trails, or the weekly drive to the grocery store the Hilux surf will confidently take you down the road less traveled.
*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.