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Autotrader Find: Right-Hand-Drive Toyota Tacoma Mail Truck

Here’s an interesting vehicle for anyone who’s ever wanted their pickup to stand out a bit from the norm. It’s a 2013 Toyota Tacoma, and it’s been converted to right-hand drive — and it’s currently offered with just over 130,000 miles for $13,200 from a private seller in the Atlanta area.

I’ll start with the basics: This right-hand-drive Tacoma isn’t just someone’s random pet project to make their vehicle look Japanese, or possibly British. Instead, this truck is used for rural mail delivery, where right-hand drive is useful — largely because the postal employee must reach out the window to drop mail in a mailbox, and that can’t be easily done in a left-hand-drive vehicle.

Unfortunately, the downside of a right-hand-drive postal conversion is that it isn’t exactly a professional job that looks like it came from the factory. Instead, most right-hand-drive postal conversions are exactly like this one: A second steering column and a second group of pedals is installed on the right side of the interior, and the steering wheel is attached to the original steering column with a giant belt. The passenger seat has also been removed in favor of empty space and a large board — better for mail storage on a rural route.

So while this may not be the factory-made right-hand-drive Toyota Tacoma of your dreams, it’s still a lot more unusual than virtually all of what’s out there today — the perfect pickup for someone who wants to stand out from the crowd. Or, ya know, someone with a rural mail route. Find a 2013 Toyota Tacoma for sale

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6 COMMENTS

  1. Wouldn’t it just be easier to make an exemption to the 25 year rule so USPS could just import rhd trucks from foreign markets? Like… it would probably be a similar cost without the added later of converting it

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Doug Demuro
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 multitude of magazine publications and websites, including here at Autotrader — where he launched the Oversteer enthusiast blog — along with Jalopnik, GQ, and The Week. His YouTube channel has hundreds of published videos and has racked up hundreds of millions of views. Today, Doug lives in San Diego, California, with his 1997 Land Rover Defender 90 NAS, 2005 Ford GT, and 2012 Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG Wagon.

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