They should have called these the "Indestructibles", but instead
Toyota just simply gave these little haulers the humble "pickup"
name. But no matter what you call it, you get excited when you can
find a well-priced example like this 1986 Toyota with cold-blowing
You likely already know this truck well. It was the vehicle that
got you through school and/or never gave up on the jobsite. The
condition reflects the truck that you knew, too. It's not perfect,
but there is a clean and complete presentation that lets you drive
it with pride. So this attractive style is rooted in details like
the straight sheet metal that allows the brown stripe to look so
distinct against the beige body. And the black bumpers and grille
go nicely with the upgraded 17-inch black alloys.
The same attractive level of presentation/preservation is found on
the inside, too. There are a few signs of use over a generation on
the road, but the overall condition is a great representation of
why these earned a tough-as-nails reputation. But while the legend
is robust, this one feels downright comfortable. It has been
tweaked in the right places for additions that also don't look or
feel out of place. This includes a pop-out sunroof, cup holders, a
recovered two-ton bench seat, and factory air conditioning now
blowing cold with modern R134a refrigerant. In fact, the most
noticeable upgrade is the radio. Purists can source an old stock
unit, but we like the upgraded driving music from a modern unit
with USA and Bluetooth capabilities.
Under the hood is what makes these Toyota pickups so desirable. The
2.4-liter 22R motor is the backbone on which Toyota has built its
reputation for reliability. It looks fantastic, fires up readily,
and runs like a good Toyota should. It's this level of originality
that will make this pickup a true stunner as the market continues
to get nostalgic for these tough Toyotas. But more than just
collectability, the pickup has a lot of work and play left in it,
too. The tight steering ratio, power steering, power brakes, front
disc brakes, and modern tires afforded by the wheel upgrade, all
make it easy to drive. And the three-speed automatic transmission
even has electronic overdrive.
Complete with owner's manual, this is an affordable way to enter a
new class of classic vehicles that's rapidly appreciating. You
already know how great these Toyota pickups are, so don't miss your
opportunity at such a fun vintage example. Call today!!