1995 Toyota HiAce Super Custom Diesel
Pending Sale: $12,995
Stock Number: 4640
Toyota's HiAce haulers were some of the best-appointed and premium driving vehicles in its entire portfolio back in 1995 when this one was produced. Its silky-smooth ride, host of powered accessories, and efficient turbodiesel make this example about as desirable as it gets. Finished in Alaskan White over Gold, and boasting a mere 63K verified miles the body is in good shape other than some minor dings, scuffs, and scratches you would associate with normal use. If you're the type to enjoy a long weekend away in the mountains, or just a unique daily driver with room for eight, this Japanese Classic might just be the ticket!
The bones of this van are really good as evident by the under car pictures, but how about this interior. Its above average in overall condition and its obvious this hauler was well maintained. Power equipment is everywhere, including standard electronic locks, windows, and mirrors. The driver has a tilt wheel to get comfortable, and all the switchgear is close at hand. The factory audio and dual-zone climate control work as they should and a suite of sunroofs are available in all three rows! The driver and passenger have a manually ventilated unit, and the roof-mounted control can send a panoramic middle row glass all the way back exposing the heavens above. Even the rear row has twin roofs that tilt up for additional ventilation. If you could care less about the cold A/C and prefer more natural ventilation, the OEM rain guards do a good job of reducing excess wind noise in the cabin with the windows rolled fully down. The seats, trimmed in a soft Cognac colored cloth, are in wonderful shape. Lacking any major rips, stains, or tears, they are ideal for long road trips. The spacious cabins aforementioned seating options are countless, but the middle bench can swivel 180 degrees around and even reline back into a pseudo sleeping surface. The rear row can slide fore and aft, and can be completely removed if more cargo room is desired. The carpets, headliner, and door cards are in equally good shape and lack any major defects.
We can't say "what's under the hood?" when referring to the powerplants location, as it is mounted midship, but that's probably a good thing for overall vehicle balance. The 3.0L 1KZ-TE four-cylinder rests between driver and passenger, and benefits from a fresh oil and filter service. She turns over quickly with the twist of a key and sends power to the rear wheels through an automatic gearbox. The transmission shifts well and lacks any hesitation or clunking. The suspension lends itself to a buttery ride, with low noise, vibration, and harshness levels while on the road. The front brakes have been changed out for new ones, and the HiAce stops well, especially with the 4500-pound curb weight. The steering is power-assisted and light, which makes parking a snap. A set of aftermarket six-spoke alloys compliment the slab-sided styling and are wrapped in new all-season rubber at all four corners. Whether you're looking to take a weekend off and sleep under the stars or are just looking for a unique van for grabbing some groceries, this Hiace SuperCustom has you covered. Its versatility, condition, efficiency, and legendary Toyota craftsmanship make this a bonafide Japanese Classic.
*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.