Even though there are new vehicles popping out yearly and nonetheless others from abroad turning into authorized within the USA annually it may be powerful to search out one thing sincerely distinctive. This 1994 Toyota Bandeirante OJ55 is the treatment for that concern although. Not solely is it sincerely sensible and classically styled but it surely has a diesel powertrain, an actual pickup truck mattress, and an upgraded leather-based inside.
Toyota started constructing the Land Cruiser in Brazil in 1958. It was truly the primary product from the model constructed outdoors of Japan. Years later it was renamed the Bandeirante and that’s why you’ll word the clear styling similarities between this truck and the primary two generations of the Land Cruiser.
Similar to these early Land Cruisers although, it is a fairly spartan pickup truck and its last bidding value will probably mirror that. Mileage is unknown because the odometer is inoperable. It stopped working at about 42,900 Km or 26,700 miles. Whereas it has a heater, it has no air con and the rear home windows are operated through crank handles.
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Nonetheless, it’s not all dangerous information. The entrance home windows are powered and the inside itself is upgraded with quilted leather-based on the seats and door playing cards. Considerably amusingly, the rear seats embrace 4 areas and 4 headrests however so little legroom that we will’t think about even two adults hanging out again there for very lengthy. Nonetheless, the 14B diesel engine underneath the hood is notoriously long-lasting and strong.
It sends energy to all 4 wheels by means of a five-speed guide transmission and a two-speed switch case. It may not be an expensive Jeep Gladiator competitor however at the least it’s rugged and classically styled. Maybe most necessary is that it’s already been imported and titled right here within the USA so the subsequent proprietor gained’t must cope with that headache.
It’s up on the market on Automobiles & Bids with a bid of simply $15,000 as of this writing. That’s not an excessive amount of for one thing that might be very uncommon regardless of the place you drive within the US. To not point out that it could possibly be a sensible and usable truck as a substitute of a storage queen. You would possibly even save sufficient to place some decent-looking wheels on it.