Price: US $8,950.00 Item location: Tucson, Arizona, United States
  • Make: Toyota
  • Year: 1985
  • Mileage: 242000
  • VIN: JT3FJ60G3D0058749
  • Color: WHITE
  • Engine size: 22R
  • Number of cylinders: 4
  • Power options: Air Conditioning
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: 5 SPEED MANUAL
  • Drive type: 4WD
  • Interior color: TAN
  • Drive side: Left-hand drive
  • Options: 4-Wheel Drive
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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1985 HILUX 4x4 REGULAR CAB SHORT BED:Clean, rust free, with fresh mechanical restoration and original factory paint applied in Japan 34 years ago. This classic Toyota runs and drives as good as it looks with no mechanical issues. Professionally rebuilt 22R mated to refurbished 5 speed manual transmission with new clutch and flywheel all has less than 100 miles on it and engine includes a 2 year warranty. This is the very last year for the live straight front axle Hilux in the USA. Truck has never left Tucson, Arizona where it's so dry that vehicles can't rust. Ice cold AC professionally converted to modern 134A freon. 4 new 31" tires mounted on Pro Comp rims. Clean notarized title and many thousands in receipts documenting new parts and labor with entire drive train still under warranty. Jump in this truck and drive it coast to coast feeling confident it needs nothing but gasoline. If you've ever wanted a really nice vintage Hilux the time to buy is when you see it.
22R (2.4L) 4 Cylinder:Legendarily reliable 22R runs like an industrial sewing machine. Starts every time with a click of key. No smoke, no knocks, no leaks, no issues whatsoever. Justtorquey smooth quiet power. Surprisingly quick.Excellent throttle response from rebuilt factory Aisin carburetor. Wants to bark the tires off every stop. Runs cool even on Tucson summer days thanks to the new upgraded V6 aluminum radiator which is twice as thick and an inch taller than stock. Professionally rebuilt engine with polished crank, new rings and pistons, new rod and main bearings, new timing chain, refurbished cylinder head with 3 way valve grind, plus all new seals and gaskets. Of course the fuel pump and all the ignition parts are new along with all the fluids and filters. The exhaust has the factory catalytic converter so it's emissions legal in every state. 2 years left on engine warranty. Turns out one of the reasons the 22R is so reliable and desirable is that the blocks were hardened with more nickle content than even old American muscle cars.
5 SPEED MANUAL TRANSMISSION WITH GEAR DRIVEN TRANSFER CASE:Factory 5 speed manual transmission was removed and gone through with worn bearings replaced and new seals installed. It shifts nice and smooth as you'd expect with a brand new clutch master and slave cylinders, clutch disc, pressure plate, throwout bearing, pilot bearing and new flywheel. Fresh gear oil with new seals means there's no leaks. The 4x4 engages smooth as designed. The 2 speed gear driven transfer case is the strongest humans have ever produced in this class of vehicle. Aftermarket Superwinch manual lockout hubs engage the 4 wheel drive as designed.
SUSPENSION,WHEELS and TIRES:It drives tight like a new truck.No rattles, clunks or squeaks. The brakes are new on all 4 corners as are the wheel cylinders and master cylinder. 4 new rancho shocks and steering dampner. The four new 31x10.5x15 Kelly Safari All Terrain Radials are mounted and balanced on 4 new 15x8 Pro Comp Street Lock simulated bead lock steel rims. Newer matched size 31" Goodyear spare on a 15x7 OEM steel rim stowed under the bed in the factory location.
DIFFERENTIALS:Both factory differentials are stock with 4.10 gear ratio, open carriers and no leaks. All the gear oil is fresh.
INTERIOR:Exceptionally nice and clean for the age. Everything on the gauge cluster works as designed. All the lights, signals and electrics work except the horn and aftermarket stereo deck which doesn't power up. I decided to leave the sound system up to the new owner. The window regulators work smooth because they're both new. Odometer reads 242k but the entire drivetrain is like new with less than 100 miles. The heat blows hot and the AC blows cold. The freon and fittings have been professionally converted to the modern 134A. The factory Toyota bottle jack with tools are stowed behind the seat.
FRAME and BODY:This truck has no rust. Never been repainted and the original factory white paint is in remarkable shape for being 34 years old.From under the hood to underneath the bed you can still see the original factory white. It's obviously never been wrecked. The bed box has been bedlined. There's a class 3 receiver hitch out back with a removable clevis recovery point. Aside from a couple paint chip and scratch touchups the only real flaws are the sheet metal has a few minor imperfections hard to spot in pictures - the most noticable on the driver's side being (1) some small depressions on the bedside above the rear wheel well plus (2) a ding on the lower rear bed corner and (3) on the cab there's a small ding on the rocker panel lower pinch weld. (4) There's a couple depressions in the driver door skin. (5) The passenger side has some small ripples on the door skin plus (6) the front fender and (7) the hood. Most of these flaws can be removed by a paintless dent repair specialist.
INSURANCE:This truck is eligible for historic plates in any state. That also mean it's eligible for Collector Car insurance from outfits like Grundy Worldwide or Haggerty which costs only $12 per month for a $10,000 full coverage policy. That's right. A stated $10k full coverage collector car insurance policy is only $12 per month and emissions are forever waived.
PAPERWORK:Clean and clear notarized "A" box Arizona title is ready to go. Receipts documenting most all the important new parts and labor included. Engine has 2 years left on the warranty. Transmission and clutch has a year left. Also includes a copy of theExperian Carfax Report showing no accidents, no theft, no flood damage nor hidden issues of any kind.
INVESTMENT:Because of their exceptional engineering and reliability these Toyota Hilux pickups, especially the standard transmission 4x4 live axle trucks like this, only go up in value every year even while you drive them, providing one of the best investments in the automotive world today, bar none. Fact is there will never be another made like them. They're 1 off legends, as important as American Muscle cars, and are getting exceptionally hard to find in this condition. If not now then soon this truck will be a bargain at twice the price. Don't believe it? Well a 1983 Hilux just sold for $55,000 at auction. Just copy and paste this link into your browser's URL line:https://www.barrett-jackson.com/Events/Event/Details/1983-TOYOTA-SR5-4X4-PICKUP-221930
There's many reasons Toyota trucks are so legendary worldwide. It's no accident that no matter what part of the world you look at whenever you see news footage of guerrilla fighter soldiers with AK47s in the back of a pickup it's always a Toyota. Just find a counter-example? That's because Toyota truck reliability is 2nd to none. It's what soldiers count on. That's why Toyota is the only import vehicle ever allowed to compete in NASCAR racing.
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IMPORTANT AUCTION TERMS SO PLEASE READ CAREFULLY:Please do not click BUY NOW or SUBMIT OFFER without 1st calling the number above.If you do not call we will have no choice but to cancel your bid or offer. Unfortunately this step is required to ensure that you are a legit eBayer in control of your account with funds in place as there's been a rash of incidents where members click then claim they're not in control of their account.
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Inspection prior to bidding is welcome as vintage vehicles are always sold AS IS with no warranty expressed or implied on anything except the drivetrain components mentioned above.
PAYMENT TERMS:A non-refundable deposit of $1000 either viaonline PayPal payment orcard over phone or emailed invoice through Square.com is due within 24 hours of auction close.
Full balance of Payment is due within 72 hours of auction close by either direct bank to bank wire transfer, or you can overnight envelope a Cashiers Check, or pay cash in person. PayPal for the full balance is NOT an option, however a credit or debit card payment through Square.com is, so long as buyer is willing to pay the 3% fees.
SHIPPING:All shipping arrangements and costs are the responsibility of the buyer however we will always help your shipper coordinate the loading to the best of our ability. It all begins by calling the number above. Figure shipping any vehicle East of the Mississippi is about a grand. West is considerably less depending where? We will store the vehicle free for 21 days after sale. There is a $15 per day storage fee thereafter unless other arrangements are pre-dickered. Note that many naive eBayers imagine that they'll jump on a plane to Tucson, pay in cash in person, and drive the truck home. In most cases that's wrong. Not because the truck will have issues but rather because you won't get cheap airfare to Tucson, you won't have legal plates driving home, and the overall trip costs plus gas winds up being way more than you think.
FYI: This body style is known as the 2nd Generation Pickup which ran from 1984 through 1988. Here's some examples that recently sold on eBay for comparison. Remember if it's a 1986 or above it wasn't born with the live straight front axle which is far stronger and allows superior off road articulation.
1988 Hilux 4x4:https://www.ebay.com/itm/1988-Toyota-SR5-Pick-Up-SR5-/143157571282?_trksid=p2047675.m43663.l10137&nordt=true&rt=nc&orig_cvip=true
1986 Hilux 4x4 Longbed:https://www.barrett-jackson.com/Events/Event/Details/1986-TOYOTA-4X4-PICKUP-221932
1986 Hilux 4x4:https://www.ebay.com/itm/1986-Toyota-Pickup-SR5-/382873743580?_trksid=p2047675.m43663.l10137&nordt=true&rt=nc&orig_cvip=true
1986 Hilux 4x4:https://www.ebay.com/itm/1986-Toyota-Pickup-SR5-/183698805380?_trksid=p2047675.m43663.l10137&nordt=true&rt=nc&orig_cvip=true
1985 Hilux 4x4:https://www.ebay.com/itm/1985-Toyota-Other-SR5-/273761071212?_trksid=p2047675.m43663.l10137&nordt=true&rt=nc&orig_cvip=true
1984 Hilux 4x4:https://www.ebay.com/itm/1984-Toyota-Pickup-SR5-/153400222515?_trksid=p2047675.m43663.l10137&nordt=true&rt=nc&orig_cvip=true
1985 Toyota Hilux 4x4 Longbed:https://www.ebay.com/itm/1985-Toyota-SR5-Hilux-4x4-Straight-Axle-Rock-Crawler-/323564231636
1985 Toyota Hilux 4x4 Shortbed:https://www.ebay.com/itm/22RE-EFI-Hi-lux-Regular-Cab-Short-Bed-Pickup-Truck-New-31-Tires-Rust-Free-AZ-1985-Toyota-SR5-Hilux-4x4-HOLY-GRAIL-Straight-Axle-Rock-Crawler/323263314308
1983 Toyota FJ60 Land Cruiser
1981 Ford F100:https://www.ebay.com/itm/372616150261
1993 Toyota 4Runner 4x4:http://www.ebay.com/itm/1993-Toyota-4Runner-SR5-/371823786832?hash=item56926cbb50:g:7Q8AAOSwZQRYXg-a&vxp=mtr
1986 Toyota Hilux 4x4 Shortbed:https://www.ebay.com/itm/1986-Toyota-Hilux-SR5-4x4-Pickup-Regular-Cab-Short-Bed-22R-/323217289273
1983 Toyota Hilux 4x4:http://www.ebay.com/itm/371903777977?ul_noapp=true
1986 Toyota Hilux 2WD Shortbed:https://www.ebay.com/itm/372253858273?ssPageName=STRK:MESOX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1559.l2649
1980 Toyota Hilux 4x4:https://www.ebay.com/itm/1980-toyota-hilux-short-bed-straight-axle-20r-classic/372098692694?hash=item56a2cf7656
1982 Toyota Hilux 4x4:https://www.ebay.com/itm/323251781429?ssPageName=STRK:MESOX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1559.l2649
1968 Early Ford Bronco:http://www.ebay.com/itm/371654293442?forcerRptr=true&item=371654293442&viewitem=&sspagename=ADME:L:EOISSA:MOTORS:1123
1983 Ford Bronco:https://www.ebay.com/itm/323153855338?ssPageName=STRK:MESOX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1559.l2649
Another 1983 Ford Bronco:https://www.ebay.com/itm/1983-ford-bronco-6-lift-33-tires-15x10-street-locks-rock-crawler/322478169539?hash=item4b15325dc3