We found this immaculate one owner, White over Tan Cloth 1997 Toyota T100 SR5 Xtra Cab 4×4 listed on eBay in April 2019, where the current bid of $11,201 has not yet met the reserve. Based on the latest NADA Classic, Collectible, Exotic, and Muscle Car Appraisal Guide’s high average value of $12,000, we’re worried the seller set the reserve much higher than that, so the “flippers” likely walked away overnight. Unless they plan to keep it and use it for a long time, potential buyers will be overpaying for what is essentially a 22-year-old new truck. We’re keeping a close eye on where this one goes!
“Too small,” “No Extra Cab,” “No V8”: despite their numerous attempts to justify why they designed the T100 mid-size pickup the way they did, Toyota could never convince hardcore American truck buyers to make the switch to a smaller truck that better met their everyday needs. While the T100 gained popularity among consumers who had never owned a truck before, it would take the launch of Toyota’s true full-size, V8-powered Tundra line in May of 1999 to finally get traditional truck buyers to cross-shop the Japanese manufacturer.
The original owner of this immaculate 72K mile example states that his T100 has always been serviced by the dealer he purchased it from in Arizona. Based on the pictures provided the exterior of this truck appears as new with no flaws visible.
The tan cloth interior equally appears unworn and unused. We love this truck comes with the tan velour cloth that is non-existent in modern trucks. The seller proudly states his truck has, “no smells, no smoke, no pets, no food, and shows as new.” Based on the interior pictures provided, we agree.
Both the matching white custom SnugTop Sport Hi-Liner covering the bed comes as part of the sale and the coated bed appears unused. Even the chrome rear bumper shows zero signs of wear.
The 3.4L V6 also appears very clean and, given its dealer-only maintenance history, is barely broken in with 72K original miles.
Its not often we come across a vehicle this clean and original. Given the monster proportions and prices of the current Chevy Colorado and the new Ford Ranger “mid-size” offerings, this T100 offers a compelling argument to purchase a new old truck that will actually fit in your garage. Good luck with the purchase!