Clean original 1985 Toyota pickup

Clean original 1985 Toyota pickup

The Pick of the Day is a 4X4 truck offered in rare preserved condition 

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.

The 4X4 Toyota is set up for off-road adventure

This looks like a particularly sweet little truck, which the Tucson, Arizona, dealer advertising the Toyota on 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 upgraded SR5 interior looks as fresh as the body

The upgraded SR5 interior looks as fresh as the body

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, see Pick of the Day.



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  • Leonard Bottorff
    June 15, 2018, 4:18 AM

    I’m sorry but in my book not now not ever will a Japanese vehicle be a classic !

  • Wayne Germain
    June 15, 2018, 10:22 AM

    It’s too bad those little pickups ‘grew up’ into gas guzzling big trucks.

  • scott behrens
    June 15, 2018, 5:55 PM

    Very nice….had one exactly like it… truck I ever had….wish I still had it….even if it didn’t look like this one.

  • N Wick
    July 8, 2018, 8:05 PM

    The displacement of the 22re is 2.4 liters


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