1995 Toyota HiAce AdventureVan
At Japanese Classics were keenly aware of the adventure van craze, and we dig it! This 1995 Toyota HiAce 4WD turbodiesel is capable, tough, and roomy enough to accommodate your most remote adventures. Finished in a one-off White over Black Two-Tone, and accessorized by a black Terzo roof ladder, the body is in good shape aside from some minor dings. The period-correct stripes are actually painted not stickers, and this nicely accessorized 4WD van has an abundance of style. Offered with a mere 64k original miles, this eight-seater would make for a kick-ass kid hauler or a stylish rig you can take to the mountains and sleep under the stars with.
The cabin is massive and in good shape overall. It packed full of premium materials and includes tons of standard power features and even a few upgrades. The view of the road ahead is clean and unobstructed thanks to the cabover design and large front glass. The dash is in good shape and lacks any cracks or distortion which can occur in these vans. The seats are upholstered in a soft cognac-colored cloth. It's soft to the touch and almost feels like velour. The condition of the seats including the middle and rear row is above average. They lack any major rips stains or tears; you almost melt away into the middle row it's so cushioned. The A/C is functional and blows nice and cold. The switchgear is all at hand and the driver receives an adjustable steering column, power windows, locks, and even electric folding side mirrors. All these items work and are complemented by an updated Sony head unit. The speaker quality is average and if you wanted to, you could turn it off and listen to the grunty little four-banger make some turbo noises instead. Even the sliding side door has a soft close option so that you don't drain your battery by leaving it open. The most impressive feature on this example is the three sunroofs that run from the front of the hauler to the back. The first is for the front passenger and driver. It manually tilts to provide a light breeze. The middle sunroof is massive and can be nearly retracted the entire way. The motor still feels strong and if you didn't need the ventilation you can look upwards at the stars while you fall asleep. The rear sunroof is vent only and has dual portholes with sunshade covers. It works as well and the extra natural light makes the cabin feel even larger. The headliner and carpets have no major blemishes and it's obvious this car was cared for in Japan.
Toyota's products during the late '80s and 1990s were some of the best-built and designed vehicles they ever offered. The HiAce is universally loved around the globe thanks to the bulletproof drivetrain and low cost of ownership. This example is powered by the legendary 1KZ-TE turbo-diesel four-cylinder engine. Fresh off an oil and filter service, she cranks over quickly thanks to a new 12v battery. The van idles smoothly and our trained technicians have replaced the serpentine belts so that won't be a worry for years to come. Torque is sent through an automatic transmission to all four wheels. The suspension feels confident over large road imperfections and the long wheelbase is great for long highway cruises. The engine is mid-mounted and does wonders for handling compared to your average American Chrysler Voyager, although this is by no means a sports car. Our shop replaced the inner tie rods to refresh the suspension a touch. The brakes are capable and the power steering is light making this van easy to park. The factory wheels have been resprayed in black to fit the aesthetic and are all wrapped in new TOYO all-terrain rubber. These tires not only look neat but add some premium grip over loose surfaces and should last for tens of thousands of miles to come.
This charming van is eager for someone to put it to use. It's a fantastic blend of style, usefulness, and freedom all in one. As America reopens this Summer, don't miss a beat and take a road trip in the one-of-a-kind Japanese Classic.
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