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Autotrader Find: Imported 1989 Toyota Hilux

If you’re interested in a Toyota pickup, but you want something a little more exciting, look no further than this 1989 Toyota Hilux. That’s because this particular Toyota pickup is a Japanese import, featuring right-hand drive, cool 1980s graphics and a 4-door body style that wasn’t offered in North America.

Finished in red with a gray cloth interior, this Hilux really does check all the boxes for American shoppers interested in Toyota reliability without Toyota ubiquity. Yes, there’s the red exterior, the right-hand drive, the cool graphics and the 4-door body, but you also get a reliable diesel engine — one that was never offered in North America. And, amazingly, you get a truck that’s traveled just 42,000 miles, which is unheard of when it comes to used Toyota pickups.

You also get a truck that stands out from basically every other Toyota on the market, but you have to pay for it. This particular Hilux is offered for $30,000, which is (of course) huge money for a used Toyota truck, though this one seems to fit the criteria for a used Toyota truck that would bring that kind of money. The only real drawback for some shoppers is the right-hand drive configuration, since this truck was imported from the RHD Japanese market — but, of course, that will be a cool selling point to others.

If you’re interested, this Hilux is offered by a private seller in Mary Esther, Florida, on the Florida panhandle just east of Pensacola.

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Doug DeMuro writes articles and makes videos, mainly about cars. Doug was born in Denver, Colorado, and received an economics degree from Emory University in Atlanta. After graduation, Doug spent three years working for Porsche Cars North America. Eventually, he quit his job to become a writer, largely because it meant that he no longer had to wear pants. Doug’s work has been featured in a... Read More about Doug Demuro

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