1994 Toyota Land Cruiser Prado
Toyota's Land Cruiser Prado 70 series is a stout SUV, standing taller than the competition in both stature and performance. The exterior styling of this boxy rig looks to be perfectly suited for traversing through the jungle or your local trails. This 1994 Toyota Prado originally came in a Black Metallic with Silver two-tone (29V) but was restyled in favor of a more modern desert sand metallic by its previous owner in Japan. The paint is in good shape overall aside from normal dings, scuffs, and nicks. The mileage is unknown as this truck has received a cluster swap at some point in its life. This recently serviced 7 seater, includes plenty of conveniences, cosmetic, and performance upgrades. If you plan to escape to the mountains, a beach trip on the sand, or a weekend of over landing, this Japanese Classic rig is ready and willing.
Inside this spacious cabin, you will find heaps of head and legroom comfortable for all 7 passengers. The view is clear of the road ahead when seated in this tall SUV. The OEM steering wheel has been exchanged for an aftermarket woodgrain wheel for a classier look. Power amenities include windows, locks, and mirrors. that are in working order. If you prefer to roll the windows down and enjoy the air outside, the OEM rain guards keep you dry when it's raining outside. Also, this 70 series includes keyless entry remotes so entering the rig is convenient. A power sunroof with a tilt and sliding feature allows air to flow throughout the cabin and a little bit of sunshine included. If you don't want a natural breeze cold A/C is available via the climate control. Outfitted with black leather seat covers with minimal wear, reveals the previous owner took special care while under their ownership. A Carrozzeria double din head unit has replaced the OEM unit and provides the cabin with a soundtrack other than the whistle of the turbodiesel when you need it. Sadly, the center console does show a few tears right near the cup holders from normal use, but the door cards are intact with no noticeable imperfections with the headliner mirroring the same overall condition. The 3rd-row seating is spacious to comfortably pack more people in for road trips or errands. If you need more storage, they have the capability to be folded up for more cargo room when you need it.
The heart of this beast is driven by a 1KZ-TE turbo diesel 4 banger. Don't be mistaken, this is not underpowered by any means. Acceleration is surprisingly responsive for a vehicle of this size to easily gets up to highway speeds. The automatic gearbox shifts seamlessly and lacks any clunking or hesitation. The brakes are confident as well to slow down this tank comfortably. A 3" lift was added which is how the Prado should have come from Toyota. It sits above traffic and offers an unencumbered view of the road ahead. With a twist of the key, this diesel fires up on demand, thanks to the brand new 12V battery. This will ensure you are getting started through the upcoming winters for years to come. The front locking hubs originally were electric lockers, but have now been upgraded to manual lockers. We installed a set of OEM manual locking hubs and they are fully functional in case you get stuck pulling your friend's Jeep, Ford, or Chevy truck out when they inevitably get stuck. We did want to note that the rear locking differential electronically engages but does not seem to lock mechanically, which is likely due to a broken actuator. Fresh off of an oil and filter service, this Prado is set for the next couple thousand miles until its next scheduled service. Other service bits that were performed include front-right outer tie rod and an alignment after we installed 5 new 33" Falken All-terrain tires. Even with the lift, the suspension is forgiving with bumps and can take on whatever path you travel down.
*California Residents: 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.