After all these years of Pick of the Day, here’s the first time we’ve had a vintage Toyota pickup. That’s because most Toyota trucks are workhorses, used up long before they can become collector cars.
But take a look at this one, a 1985 Toyota SR5 pickup in sparkling preserved condition and just the way you’d want it: stretch cab, 4X4, 5-speed manual and with just 67,000 miles showing. Air conditioning and power steering are the icing on this cake.
This looks like a particularly sweet little truck, which the Tucson, Arizona, dealer advertising the Toyota on ClassicCars.com says is all original. The ‘80s-style graphics package is part of the bone-stock appearance.
The four-wheel-drive system is the straightforward high- and low-range setup, no electronics and worked by a separate shifter next to the gear change. Manually locking hubs mean you have to get out and maybe get a little dirty on your four-wheeling expedition, but most hard-core off-roaders appreciate such things.
Although, this pickup looks way too nice for any kind of extreme trail driving. It would be a crying shame to dent or scratch that original exterior. It also would be a shame to customize the truck with off-road gear. This is a rarity that should be appreciated for the pristine example that it is.
The Toyota is powered by the bulletproof 2.2-liter 4-cylinder EFI engine, which means the mileage so far is just a pittance. Trucks and SUVs equipped with these four-bangers are well-known to go way into multiple six-figure mileage without a hiccup.
There’s no information about the pickup’s history, but it’s being offered in dry Arizona is always a good indication of a rust-free existence.
The asking price for this rarely seen, 33-year-old, time-warp Toyota pickup is $19,929.
To view this listing on ClassicCars.com, see Pick of the Day.