Doppleganger: 1976 Toyota Hilux SR5 58K Mile Survivor – SOLD!
October 19th Update – The private seller of this rare Toyota pickup deleted their Craigslist ad during the past week, so we’re now able to call this compact pickup “Sold!”
September 18th Update – Over the weekend, the private seller of this avocado green Toyota mini truck lowered their asking price for the original $13,800 to $12,900. While that’s a step in the right direction, we note that it’s still above the #1 “Excellent” appraisal.
As we scour Craigslist ads every day, it’s quite common for us to have a case of dé·jà Vu. In some cases, we’re actually able to track part a vehicle’s journey like this Morris Minor 1000 we provided an update on last week. For others, it’s coming across a twin of a previous feature and then ruling out they are one and the same car. For example, in the summer of 2019, we featured this survivor quality, low mileage, and very avocado green 1975 Toyota SR5 Pickup the current caretaker listed for $7,500. A barn find from Oregon, that truck though solid was in need of restoration.
Fast forward earlier this week, and we found a virtually identical example freshly listed recently on Craigslist in Madison, Connecticut with virtually slightly less mileage and in the same general area for $13,800. At first, we thought the next caretaker purchased and restored the same truck however after careful inspection we believe it’s all a coincidence, and this is indeed a different example. However, as soon as we convince ourselves, we question our eyes and believe this may be the same truck featuring a fresh paint job! What do you think? Comment below and let us know!
Comparing this price against the Collector Car Market Review Online Tool confirms this private seller has his Toyota priced three thousand dollars above the #1 “Excellent” appraisal of $10,250. If you are serious about buying this Hilux, you can start the conversation by either calling the seller at (203) 936-9399. When you do, please remember to mention you saw his truck featured here on GuysWithRides.com
Originally launched in 1968, Toyota’s virtually indestructible HiLux pickup received its second-generation redesign in 1972. Then just three years later, Toyota completed a midcycle refresh for 1975 to be larger and with increased standard equipment. In North America, the new version also meant the introduction of the considerably larger (2.2 L) 20R engine and the SR5 upscale trim package. A five-speed manual transmission became optional. In North America, the Hilux name was fully phased out in favor of “Truck” by that year, having been dropped from brochures and advertising campaigns, starting in 1973.
Currently posted on YouTube is this classic “You Asked For It, You Got it” Toyota TV spot for the 1976 pickup line:
Regardless of whether this is the same vehicle or not, this is one of those trucks that will have people saying, “My <insert friend or relative here> had one of those exactly like it!” to you everywhere you drive it. Good luck with the purchase!
Here’s the seller’s description:
58 k original miles
Absolute head turner condition
Runs drives great
Won’t last at 13800. Will be worth double in ten years. Drive while it appreciates“
Do you have a Toyota Hilux SR5 story you’d like to share? Comment below and let us know!