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AutoHunter Spotlight: 1988 Nissan Hardbody

Custom truck with a hydraulic tilt bed


Featured on AutoHunter, the online auction platform driven by ClassicCars.com, is a 1988 Nissan Hardbody featured on the cover of MiniTruckin’ magazine.

“When this truck was new in 1988, it was treated to a host of custom mini truck modifications of the era,” AutoHunter notes in the listing. “Features include flame graphics on the red exterior, a custom gray and red interior, a hydraulic tilt bed, a chrome rear axle, a pinstriped frame and suspension, nitrous oxide, underhood neon, and underbody lighting.”

The custom interior has Hyundai GLS bucket seats upholstered in gray with red accents, red neon lighting and a chrome roll bar mounted in the rear of the cab.  It features diamond-stitched gray velour and red vinyl door panels, center console, and headliner.

Under the hood is a 4-cylinder engine with dual Mikuni side-draft carburetors and nitrous injection. The engine is paired with a 5-speed manual transmission.

It rides on chrome 15-inch KMC wheels wrapped in 195/50/15 Continental tires. The frame and front suspension components are finished in matte black with accent pinstripes.

This Nissan’s auction ends on February 10, 2022, at 12:00 p.m. MST. The sale includes a clear title and the Fall 1989 MiniTruckin’ magazine that the truck was featured in.

Visit the AutoHunter listing for more information and gallery of photos.

David P. Castro
David P. Castro
The Santa Rosa, California native is an experienced automotive and motorsports writer with a passion for American muscle cars. He is a credentialed automotive, NASCAR, and IndyCar reporter that graduated from the University of Nevada. A devoted F1 and NASCAR fan, he currently resides in Phoenix, Arizona with his wife, son, Siberian Husky, Mini Cooper, and 1977 Chevrolet C10.


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