1995 Toyota Land Cruiser Prado 3.0TD
Stock Number: 4678
Driving a Land Cruiser 70 series vehicle is a special experience every time! Finished in a sleek one-off Black, this 1995 Prado features the third row, a torquey diesel engine, and standard 4WD. Unlike early production versions, the J78 features plenty of cockpit refinements and a smooth ride. The body is in good shape, adorned with a polished roof ladder and dark privacy tint; other than some minor dings, chips, and scuffs associated with normal use. Fresh off service, this unique, reliable, and rugged rig can be yours today.
The interior is cavernous, and unlike the smaller Hilux has seating for seven. This pays dividends when you need to carry a bit more cargo, or when your kids have friends. The other neat add ons are a pricey set of leather seat covers that protect the front two rows. They fit almost perfectly and lack any major rips, stains, or tears. The black grain breaks up the otherwise neutral gray interior and adds a bit of needed contrast. Faux wood grain accents are also seen around the cabin along with a custom padded center armrest mounted between the driver and passenger, complete with cupholders for two. Other upgrades include a sporty Momo wood grain wheel and Kenwood touch screen head unit that properly powers the speakers. The headliner and door cards are in good shape, and the factory plush carpet mats are included in the sale to keep the interior protected. The dash does have a small dime-sized split, but it's hardly noticeable. Power windows are standard, as are power locks and the A/C does blow cold!
The powerplant chosen for this truck was the most desirable offered in this chassis. This 3.0L 1KZ-TE is fresh off an oil and filter service and runs like a top. At only 187K verified miles, she's only just now getting broken in. A new 12V battery aids ignition, and the massive four-cylinder jolts to life with a twist of the key. The idle is smooth and the four-banger creates instant torque from low RPM when the accelerator is mashed. A new air filter has been installed to maximize fuel economy and allow the engine to breathe freely. Power can be sent to either the rear wheels or all four if necessary. The selective transfer case also has a low gear setting and a dash-mounted switch for the HUB lock if the going gets tough. The suspension is compliant and can handle the rigors of daily driving if that's the plan. This SX does feature the TEMS system so in-cabin adjustments can be made to make the handling softer or firmer depending on the driver's preference. The power steering is light is easy to articulate and the brakes feel assured. Beefy Yokohama all-season rubber is mounted on the black rolling stock, ready to handle snow or loose sediment at a moment's notice.
The Prado is a real deal truck, the likes of which you can hardly find in today's market. For those who value a refined cabin, eye-catching styling, and Toyota reliability, this is the ticket!
*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.