Indestructible Icon: 1982 Toyota Hi-Lux 4×4 Pickup – SOLD!
January 24, 2022 Update – We confirmed the seller of this “Classifind” deleted their listing, so we’re now able to call this one “SOLD!” While this one got away, please reach out either by email or call us directly if you’d like to be informed when we come across something similar.
The indestructible truck. Nothing can kill it. Perfect for the Zombie Apocalypse. Don’t believe us? Then watch the classic Top Gear episode in which Jeremy Clarkson unsuccessfully tries to kill his Toyota Hi-Lux by clicking here. Equipped with Toyota’s virtually bulletproof 22R inline-four, five-speed manual, and four-wheel-drive, this 1982 example originally listed in January 2022 on Craigslist in Berryville, Virginia (Winchester) with nearly a quarter of a million miles traveled serves as proof the value of these trucks continues to increase.
Currently offered for $10,000, a check of the Collector Car Market Review Online Tool reveals the seller’s ask currently falls just below this guide’s #1 “Excellent” estimate of $10,800. A check of Bring a Trailer results confirms trucks in excellent condition are selling for much higher than that, so that site may be the seller’s current motivating factor for the slightly optimistic price they set.
Toyota introduced its redesigned Hilux was introduced in August 1978, with a four-wheel-drive variant launched in January 1979. While most dimensions remained similar to its outgoing predecessor, the new model featured wide front and rear tracks. A key change of the front suspension was the swap of coil springs in favor of a double-wishbone, torsion bar design. Four-wheel-drive-equipped versions shared some common technology with the larger Toyota Land Cruiser.
The Beta MAX YouTube Channel features this 1982 Toyota Hi-Lux 4×4 pickup commerical:
Based upon the pictures provided, this 1982 Toyota Hi-Lux 4×4 pickup has solid bones to make a restoration of the interior and exterior a straightforward affair. Increasing values and demand for these vintage trucks likely means you’ll at least break even if you decide to sell after completing a cosmetic restoration of this Hi-Lux 4×4.
Here’s the seller’s description:
“1982 Toyota SR5 Pickup 4 Wheel Drive 5 Speed Manual Transmission 22R 4 Cylinder Engine 31” BFG’s on Outlaw II wheels This little truck really turns heads It drives great and looks even better with the Patina lots of new parts in the past year Brake Master Cylinder, Rear Wheel Cylinders, Brake Shoes, Upper and Lower Radiator Hoses, Heater Hose and lower Bypass Hose, Webber Carburetor, Fuel Pump, Gas Tank, Fuel sending Unit, Fresh Fluids and more. There is rust in the bed that will require new panels.“
Restore or drive As-Is: what would you do with this 1982 Toyota Hi-Lux 4×4 pickup? Comment below and let us know!