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I spotted this 1986 Toyota 4Runner on Bring a Trailer today. While it’s not quite “time traveler” perfect —the seats show some stains — it does look to be in very nice shape with new tires, shocks, and more, according to the expired ebay auction.

This truck is one of the rare 22R-TE, factory turbo models and has an automatic transmission. It’s said to have about 144,000 miles.

I’m not sure if this truck is still available. The current Craigslist ad has been flagged for removable. There is a thread about the truck on T4R.org and the Bring a Trailer page lists the seller’s phone number in the comments, if you’re interested.

The vehicle is located just down the road in Guerneville, CA (West Sonoma County) and was last offered at $12k obo. It failed to meet reserve on ebay with a high bid of $7,379.

Link Trail: T4R.org > ebay > Bring a Trailer > Craiglist

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While this 1980 International Scout II just misses qualifying for the Relic Run, I think it’s pretty cool none the less: Tahitian Red paint, 345 c.i. V8, Torqueflite automatic transmission, and Dana 44 axles, not to mention those cool, desert-sunset fender decals. An added bonus: the roof is removable.

The seller mentions a recent restoration and engine overhaul. Check with them on the details, if you’re interested. The truck is for sale in Atlanta at Motorcar Studios for $18,900.

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This fantastic Land Cruiser promotional video from the early 1980s, called Getting Through, demonstrates various driving skills filmed throughout Australia. It features footage from sandy beaches to snowy mountain tops and covers the following:

Rocky terrain
River crossings
Beach and dune driving
Winch anchoring
Snow driving

The tips and techniques (many of which were new to me), and animated illustrations are excellent. The vintage TV-detective-show soundtrack and mustaches are hilarious.

Very informative, very entertaining, and highly recommended.

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