1995 Toyota Prado SX 3.0TD
The 70 Series Land Cruiser seems to turn more heads than anything we retail. There is something about the angular, boxy design and signature diesel whistle that exudes toughness. Surprisingly this 1995 is civil on-road and includes a spacious and well-equipped cabin. Recently serviced, this 155k verified and documented mile example is turn-key ready to rock. Finished in a stunning one-off Odessa Black, the body is in good shape aside from some scrapes, dings, and touchups associated with regular use. Tinted rainguards, privacy tint, a metal front bumper, LED tail lights, LED headlights, and refinished Hilux Surf alloys set off this ride, and complete the blackout aesthetic. Featuring an OEM front manual locker conversion and brilliant Toyota drivetrain, this Land Cruiser is the real deal and a certified Japanese Classic that has room for the whole family!
The cabin is surprisingly nice for a vehicle with roots dating back to the 1970s. Toyota upgraded these vehicles several times during the model's lifecycle and added plenty of power amenities. This truck includes functional, cold air conditioning and power windows and locks to make daily use more convenient. The driver even receives an adjustable steering column and the headroom is prodigious compared to most other SUVs. This one even has a Carrozzeria touch screen head unit and it works great! The view of the road ahead is clear and commanding as this tall truck rides far above traffic. We did want to note a few light dash cracks, which are common to these models. The ATC wood grain wheel adds a bit of class to the cabin and breaks up the color palette a touch. The multicolored blue cloth seats are in an above-average shape and soft to the touch. They lack any major rips, stains, or tears and match the door cards. Over long distances, they are plenty comfortable and unlike many Prados, this one has a power driver's lumbar support, too. The carpets look good and the rear cargo area has resisted major abuse. The carpets look good but we did want to note a slightly sagging headliner and a nonfunctional sunroof. On the positive side, the interior seems well cared for otherwise and the factory owners' manuals are still sitting in the glove box for the next owner!
Under the body, this rugged rig is powered by one of Toyota's most legendary engines. The 1KZ-TE four-cylinder is fresh off an oil and filter service and starts up promptly thanks to two new 12v batteries. The truck idles with confidence and the diesel is connected to a selective transfer case. This allows the driver to choose four or two-wheel drive depending on the outside conditions and maximize MPG if need be. Low gearing is available as well, and as mentioned in the paragraph above, this one includes new manual lockers up front. For the wheeling enthusiasts, this is probably a big deal, but we realize many of our Prados are staying on the tarmac. The suspension is capable of handling the rigors of daily use and abuse and handles large and small road imperfections with confidence. The brakes slow this heavyweight down without breaking a sweat and the power steering is fairly light making parking a snap. The wheels are all wrapped in new Falken all-terrain rubber. These will last for tens of thousands of miles to come and deliver premium year-round grip.
*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.