Have you ever dreamed of stepping into a time machine and heading back to the 80s for a vintage Japanese truck? Well, it looks like someone has already figured this out, brought back a 1st generation Toyota 4Runner SR5 from 1985, and put it on ebay.
It’s a sub-100k-mile example with a 5-speed manual transmission, a 22RE, EFI (fuel injected) engine, and a solid front axle. The interior features SR5 seat graphics, a fun-looking set of altimeter and tilt gauges, and a factory pop-up sunroof and roll-cage. Of course, the truck also features a removable fiberglass top, a feature exclusive to the first generation model.
Let’s here it for time machine operators! I’ve never seen one this clean, this original, and this well-documented. If you don’t have a time machine of your own, you’ve got until tomorrow (Wednesday, 8pm PST) to place your bid. The high-water mark currently stands at $15,500.
Update: Sold for $17,400.
More photos below.
The early 80s marked the birth of the SUV market in the US and this model represents a prototypical example, as it was based a Toyota’s pickup instead of being a separate model in its own right. It’s a neat find.
Spotted on: Bring a Trailer.