1994 Toyota Prado SX

Sold: $16,995

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Stock Number: 4511

The J78 series of Land Cruisers are prized for several reasons. This 1994 features iconic styling with angular lines and proper SUV proportions. Its rugged looks are backed up by the most desirable powertrain ever fitted to these trucks, a 1KZ-TE turbo diesel with factory lockers. Finished in Green/Gray (24V) this 3.0 SX is offered with a mere 119K verified miles. The body is in good shape other than the normal dings, chips, and scuffs associated with routine use. This Japanese Classic is one of the most unique, collectible, and capable rigs we have ever offered which makes for a sensible, low maintenance ownership experience. 

The interior of this LC is surprisingly well equipped. While the model dates back to the '70s, Toyota warmed over the interior several times to keep it current. For instance, a tilt column and power windows, locks, and mirrors are standard. The dash is in good shape, although there is a bit of adhesive from a stick-on nav unit that is still present. Its neither cracked or distorted and is logically laid out. This example even has a factory retractable sunroof that works as it should. Bringing extra ventilation into the cabin, it also makes the interior feel larger from the natural light. The A/C just received a recharge, and the heat pumps out nice and warm for the next upcoming winter. Seating capacity is seven, and the neatest feature is a set of 3rd row folding jump seats that can be used in a punch. All three rows of upholstery are in good shape, and despite some light staining, no major rips tears or holes are noted. The gray cloth textured seats are soft to the touch and comfy on long cruises. Utilizing a matching material the door cards are nearly perfect and tightly upholstered to the doors themselves. The factory head unit has been upgraded to a Sanyo unit and functions as it should, piping tunes through the cabin. 

This Prado benefits from a slate of recent maintenance, making it an ideal turn-key rig. The 3.0L mill that powers this Prado just received a fresh oil and filter service, and two new 12V batteries. With a twist of a key, she turns over and sets into confident idle. The automatic transmission shifts as it should and the SX gets up to and above freeways speeds easily. Mated to a durable 4WD system that includes HUB-lock and OEM lockers. Low-speed gearing is available if the going gets tough, but most folks won't see a need for it. The TEMS electronic suspension was cutting edge at the time and offers a variety of suspension firmness. The brakes are assured and the steering is power-assisted and weighted properly. The spare tire and factory wheels are all wrapped in new Falken Rubitek all-terrain tires. Perfectly suited for wet and dry conditions, they offer all the grip you need whether your off-roading or Overlanding. 

*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.

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