1995 Toyota Hilux 2.4TD
Classic Toyota pickups have a reputation for being indestructible and determined little things. This stunning 1995 double Cab looks tough as hell and has the stones to back it up. Finished in a shiny coat of Black Metallic over Gray two-tone (2BN) the body and paint are in good nick aside from some light dings and chips associated with normal use. The OEM rainguards, LED taillamps, menacing black alloys, and 31" Falkens really set this rig off, and she drives just as good as she looks. Recently serviced, this turn-key 4x4 is offered with only 126k verified and documented miles. For the die-hard off-road enthusiast who values collectibility, quality, reliability, and practicality this Hilux is the real deal, and a certified Japanese Classic.
The cabin is spacious and was cared for in a prior life. It's also, surprisingly, not spartan, as this Hilux includes functional A/C and a modern headunit upgrade, care of Azur. These two items alone make daily use enjoyable, but this pickup also features functional power windows, electric mirrors, and a tilt steering column, too. The seats are in above-average shape and lack any major rips, stains, or tears. They are comfy on long hauls and the gray textured cloth is durable. The headliner is near mint and the door cards have been taken care of, too. That's not to say the cabin is perfect as we did want to note a dash crack by the center climate vents, a small cut in the plastic on the side of the armrest, and some light carpet staining. Still, at 25 years old it is in better shape than most ten-year-old interiors, and the steering wheel, shifter, and other interior plastics are in above average shape as proof.
The mechanicals are simple yet robust and this truck is powered by the 2L-TE turbo diesel. The 2.4L is fresh off an oil and filter service and starts up with a twist of the key. Two new 12v batteries aid ignition and new serpentine belts keep noises under the hood to a minimum at idle. Thanks to a new engine air filter the 2L-TE breathes freely and is connected to a no-nonsense automatic gearbox. Shifts are seamless and the truck has no issues getting up to and sustaining highway speeds. Though it might be a bit of nitpicking, we do feel a slight thump putting the car into reverse but it always engages and it isn't terrible. The selective 4WD allows for the driver to choose 2WD when the weather is nice and you want to maximize efficiency. A low range setting is also on-hand for when you happen to encounter any loose surfaces. The suspension is capable of handling the rigors of daily use and abuse, and the brakes feel equally confident. The lightweight alloys are all wrapped in new Falken rubber at all four corners and we took care of a fresh alignment as well to maximize tire life.
*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.