Velour & Lace: 1990 Toyota HiAce Super Custom Limited JDM RHD – $8,000

Feb 2020 | Classifinds, Truckin Tuesday

Throughout its history, Toyota offered models in its home country that they do not export as they may be considered too wacky to be relevant such as this 1990 HiAce Super Custom Limited Van currently listed here on Craigslist in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania with just over 39K original miles and an asking price of $8,000 or best offer. Our normal pricing sources currently do not list values for Japanese Domestic Market (“JDM”) vehicles, however we noticed a twin to this example sold here on BringATrailer.com nearly 18 months ago for $7,290.  If you are serious about purchasing this rare, unique, and highly optioned right-hand-drive van, you can start the conversation by calling the seller Carlos at (267) 760-2147.

In Japan, Toyota utilizes a network of dealers that feature only certain models as a way to create a hierarchal marketing strategy similar to what the Big Three rely on stateside.  For example the Toyota HiAce light commercial van featured here is available in a variety of configurations ranging from minivan to ambulance exclusively at Toyopet Stores throughout Japan.  With its cab-forward design featuring a 2.4 Liter Turbo Diesel engine located under the drive and passenger seats, the HiAce offered plenty of interior space despite still being sized comparable to a domestic minivan.  Highly optioned examples such as the one featured here included multiple sunroofs as well as a hot-and-cold cooler.

Between the turbo diesel engine and the white laced half seat covers mounted on all of the passenger seats, this HiAce screams it formerly served as a high-end taxi cab back in Japan.  HiAces like the example featured here are often used by Hotels and Limousine type agencies to transport visitors while visiting Japan.  Now in private hands stateside, this highly optioned van will make a welcome addition to transpost you and six of your friends at the upcoming RADwood shows in the Tri-State area.  Good luck with the purchase!

Here’s the seller’s description:

“Reliable & Rare Toyota HiAce Super Custom Limited in Excellent Condition from Japan (RHD) Fresh Fluids, Fully Tuned, New Oil & Filter, Transmission Filter & Fluids, Fuel Filter, Air Filter & Ready to Drive Away.
Engine is a 2L-T 2440cc Turbo Diesel, Automatic Transmission.
4 Sunroofs, Electric Curtains, Water Boiler, Cooler at Center Console.
Roof Rail Channel (Rain Gutters) for Mounting.
Most Fun Vehicles I have Ever Driven!! Great Fuel Economy & Perfected Power to Weight Ratio.
Options: DVD/CD Player Bluetooth, Sunroof
Power Options: Air Conditioning, Power Locks, Power Windows, Power Seats
Exterior Color: White Pearl / Champagne
Interior Color: Maroon / Tan
Asking $8,000 or Best Offer!!
Year: 1990
Make: Toyota
Model: HiAce Super Custom Limited
Odometer: 39,196 Miles / 62,715 Kms
Engine: 2L-T
Transmission: Automatic
Drive Type: Rear-Wheel Drive
Drive Side: Right-Hand Drive
Body Type:
Vehicle Title: Clean Delaware State

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