No, I’ve never heard of it either. According to Wikipedia, Daihatsu built the 4×4 Blizzard for Toyota from 1980 into the 90s. It was domestic market model (hence the right-hand drive), based on the Daihatsu Taft but utilizing the L-series, 2.2l, 4-cylinder, Toyota diesel engine. A 2.4l turbodiesel became available in 1984.

The seller says only two other hardtops exist in North America. The seller seems to be something of a collector as he sold a convertible version a couple of weeks ago, the only one in the country, according to the ad.

The seller states that this particular 1982 Toytoa FJ22 Blizzard is a Deluxe model which features a center dash console, better seats and climate control, an automatic glow plug system, and fender flares, among other items not fitted to the standard version. Aftermarket wheels and a bull bar were also fitted.

On the Bring a Trailer page, the seller writes that the truck has a special Toyota air filter designed for fording and dual fuel filters with a water separator.

The ebay ad states that the truck has some known issues: a dent near the passenger’s side (left side) door, a cracked fender flare, worn shocks and tires.

It has 59,xxx miles, and is available for $22,500, o.b.o., via ebay in Marin County, California.