1995 KZN130 Hilux Surf

Sold: $19,995

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In the good ole' days things were different. Back in 1995, when this rugged little Surf was built, trucks were trucks, and that's just how things were. In this current era, our highways and byways are peppered with tall sedans masquerading as SUVs, yet this turbodiesel rig is the real deal. Finished in a subtle yet classic Dark Bluish Gray (179) this KZN130 is in good overall condition. Set off by a set of OEM rainguards, privacy tint, an OEM rear spoiler, and set of bronze Method wheels, the paint is in fine shape aside from a few dings, chips, scuffs, and touchups around the body. The goodies don't stop there, and a sizable cabin with a rare factory Recaro upholstery offers plenty of room for friends, family, and cargo. Fresh off a recent service including a costly timing belt and water pump job, this turn-key Toyota is barely broken in, with only 159k verified and documented miles on the counter. Collectible, capable, punchy, and efficient this Japanese Classic 4x4 is as authentic as it gets! 

The cabin has a simple design, plenty of space, and some electric equipment to brag about. The view of the road ahead is clear and commanding and the dashboard is in good overall nick, lacking any cracking or fading. An adjustable steering column allows the driver to find the ideal seating position and the two Recaro front buckets keep those up front from sloshing around during spirited driving. The special upholstery is mirrored in the door cards and rear bench and they lack any major rips, stains, or tears. For added convenience, a slew of electric options are on hand to make daily use more enjoyable. Electric locks, windows, and the power retractable rear glass all work as advertised. The same can be said for the climate control system, which is easy to use and blows ice cold A/C and piping hot heat upon demand. The factory audio system works too, but we did want to note the LCD display is almost all the way gone. The power mirrors also have given up the ghost as has the cruise control. On the positive side, the headliner and carpets look good for this vehicle's age and the expensive and rare OEM multicolored floor mats are on hand for protection against future spills and stains. The cargo area is sizable too, and the fold-down rear seating can be utilized to maximize this Surfs hauling capacity. Even the OEM security cover made its way over from Japan. All in all, it's really hard to complain about this little gem and it was obviously cared for in a life overseas. 

The simple and sturdy underpinnings are a good reason why so many of these trucks have lasted to this day. This '95 boasts a massive upgrade over our anemic American 4Runners, the legendary 1KZ-TE. Fresh off an oil and filter service this 3.0 turbodiesel mill churns to life care of two new 12v batteries we installed here in the shop. It idles with confidence thanks to a new fuel filter and benefits from a new alternator and serpentine belts to keep the accessories powered properly. While the Surf was up on the lift, we made sure to take care of tons of preventative maintenance items, thereby saving the new owner some serious coin. For some added peace of mind, a new timing belt and water pump were replaced by one of our trained techs. Good for the next six years and 100,000 kilometers, feel free to hit the open road in the N130 immediately. Mated to this wonderful engine is a slick-shifting automatic gearbox. It makes good use of the broad torque curve of the 1K and is linked to a selective transfercase. If the weather complies surely RWD will maximize fuel economy and acceleration, but don't be deterred if you live in a cold-weather climate. If you encounter some snow or sand, 4WD can be deployed quickly. If you're really mired in the muck, a low-range setting is also available to the driver. The suspension is fantastic for daily driving. It provides plenty of ground clearance and is predictable on uneven pavement. The brakes are tight and tidy and new front calipers, lines, and brake pads help to clamp down on the rotors when called upon. The bad boy aesthetic is enhanced by a set of 16" Method alloy wheels. The 32" tires are knee-deep in tread and should 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.

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