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, when you can find a fine example like this 1985 Toyota with cold-blowing A/C, you get excited.
You likely already know this truck well. It was the vehicle that got you through school and/or never gave up on the jobsite. But the best part is the condition of this example. The recent professional respray of the factory-correct red and the amazing straightness of the 30+ year-old panels feels like a time machine that lets you reconnect with that bygone era. Of course, there have also been some nice upgrades that you'll instantly appreciate like the spray-in bedliner for added utility, and the 17-inch ZR alloy wheels for a touch of flair.
The same exceptional 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 on why these earned a tough-as-nails reputation. The perforated tan vinyl bench looks great. It matches nicely with the door panels and dash. The position of the factory steering wheel and gearshift have a bit of a sporty feeling. While all of this packaging seems tempting, it will be the list of all the right features that should seal the deal. This includes the factory AM/FM stereo, cruise control, cup holders, and ice-cold air conditioning that has been upgraded to R134a for easy servicing.
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 their reputation for reliability. That's why it should be no surprise that the truck still has its original motor. It also fires up and runs like a good Toyota should. It's this level of originality that will make this pickup a true stunner as the market starts 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 four-speed manual transmission, tight steering ratio, front disc brakes, and modern sport tires, all make this a fun choice to run around town.
Complete with restoration receipts, 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 well preserved example. Call today!!!