Ovoid Offroader: 1995 Toyota Previa SC AllTrac – Sold?

by | Jun 2023 | Classifinds, Truckin Tuesday

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July 11, 2023, Update – We confirmed the listing for this “Classifind” expired, so with no replacement found, we’re assuming this ride is “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.

June 27, 2023 Update – Candidly, we’re quite surprised this all-wheel-drive supercharged Previa has not already sold.  Previas spec’d like this example do not come up for sale very often.  Perhaps its the asking price, but the seller just addressed that by lowering it from $14,500 to $12,900.

Mid-engine layout. Supercharged and intercooled engine. All-wheel drive. Reading these adjectives likely makes you think we are blogging about a performance car, not a minivan.  In the case of the second-generation Previa, however, those are the ingredients of Toyota’s unique egg-shaped minivan produced from 1990 through 1999.  While all second-generation Previas featured an inline-four mounted amidships under the front driver and passenger seats, up-trim models featured supercharging and intercooling and Toyota’s Alltrac all-wheel-drive system. Loathed by many when new, Toyota Previa SC All Tracs have amassed a cult-like following.  Don’t believe us? Search on YouTube for “Toyota Previa Supercharged AllTrac” and prepare to be schooled.

It’s not often we come across a suitable feature candidate, however, this green 113K mile 1995 Toyota Previa SC Alltrac for sale on Craigslist in June 2023 in Taylorsville, Utah (Salt Lake City) checks all of the boxes.  Not only is the version Previa enthusiasts clamor for, but the seller of this example also completed all of the maintenance items and modified the suspension and all-wheel drive system to facilitate offroading with this minivan.

Currently offered for $12,900 (the original ask was $14,500), Classic.com, the analytics and search engine for the collector car market, confirms the ask is well above the one-year rolling average of this guide’s summary for second-generation Previa Minivans. We note, however, that auction sales for these rare minivans are sporadic. By clicking on the green dots in the graph below, you can navigate to each comparable car sold as a way to help you evaluate the price of the Previa featured here:

The 1995 Toyota Previa Supercharged AllTrac was a unique and innovative minivan that offered a combination of performance, versatility, and advanced features. It was part of the second generation of the Toyota Previa, produced from 1990 to 1999.

The 1995 Toyota Previa Supercharged AllTrac featured a distinct and aerodynamic design that set it apart from traditional minivans of its time. It had a sleek and rounded body shape with a sloping front end and a low-slung profile. The AllTrac variant of the Previa came with the All-Wheel Drive (AWD) system, denoted by the “AllTrac” badge, which provided enhanced traction and stability in various driving conditions.

The interior of the 1995 Toyota Previa Supercharged AllTrac was spacious and well-appointed, offering seating for up to seven passengers. The second-row captain’s chairs could swivel, recline, and slide, allowing for customizable seating arrangements and easy access to the third-row bench seat. The cabin featured high-quality materials and comfortable seating, providing a pleasant and refined driving experience.

Engine and Performance: What made the 1995 Toyota Previa Supercharged AllTrac stand out was its unique powertrain. It was equipped with a 2.4-liter inline-4 engine that was supercharged and intercooled. This setup allowed the engine to produce around 158 horsepower and 183 lb-ft of torque, delivering impressive performance for a minivan of its time. The power was sent to all four wheels through a four-speed automatic transmission, providing excellent traction and stability.

The 1995 Toyota Previa Supercharged AllTrac boasted a range of advanced features and technologies, making it ahead of its time. Some notable features included:

  1. Dual Moonroof: The Previa had dual moonroofs, providing a unique open-air experience for passengers in both the front and rear seats.

  2. Captains’ Chairs: The second-row captain’s chairs offered luxurious seating comfort and versatility.

  3. Rear Heating and Air Conditioning: The Previa had separate heating and air conditioning controls for the rear passengers, ensuring optimal comfort throughout the cabin.

  4. ABS Brakes: Anti-lock braking system (ABS) was standard on the Supercharged AllTrac variant, enhancing safety by preventing wheel lock-up during sudden braking.

  5. Power Sliding Door: The Previa featured a power sliding door on one side, allowing easy entry and exit, especially in tight parking spaces.

  6. Advanced Audio System: It offered an optional premium sound system with a cassette player and CD changer, providing high-quality audio entertainment for passengers.

The 1995 Toyota Previa Supercharged AllTrac was praised for its unique design, powerful and efficient supercharged engine, advanced features, and comfortable interior. Its combination of performance and versatility made it an appealing choice for those seeking a minivan that offered both practicality and a touch of sportiness.

The Shooting Cars YouTube Channel provides a contemporary look back on a similar Toyota Previa featuring a very rare manual transmission:

This 1995 Toyota Previa SC AllTrac for sale appears to be a well-sorted and tastefully modified example of what is the holy grail of the brand’s second-generation unique take on the minivan.  About the only thing we would change is the funky flowered-themed headliner, but that’s just us.

If you are serious about buying this Previa AllTrac, you can start the conversation by contacting the seller using the information provided in their Craigslist ad. When you connect, please remember to mention you saw their rare and unique Toyota featured here on GuysWithRides.com. Good luck with the purchase!

Here’s the seller’s description:

“1995 Toyota Previa S/C AllTrac $14,500 OBO! Open to trades for something manual and 4wd

This Previa is an absolute beast. With only 113k original miles on the dash, you will get lots of life out of this van. Good Previas are getting really rare, and this is one of the best and cleanest available anywhere! Turn heads and live for adventure in this amazing, supercharged Toyota!
Some upgrades include a 2” Journeys off-road lift kit, custom rear jeep driveshaft, beefed up control arms, towing package, LED light bar with Toyota factory switch, roof rack, All-terrain tires, new suspension, new floor mats, new head gasket, cylinder head, brakes, suspension, always ran on premium gas, custom headliner, passes emissions very clean.
All of your typical Previa concerns have already been addressed, and she is ready to go. The following maintenance items have been taken care of: new head gasket, new cylinder head, new brakes, new idle air control valve, added coolant filter to keep tempt sensor lines clear, supercharger topped off, accessory driveshaft rebuilt, new A/C compressor.
This car has taken me across states, up mountains, through blizzards, and off-road. With the rear folding seats and flat platform, this is a great van to camp out of or build-out. She does not leak or burn oil, and All paperwork will be included, as well as new speakers and a wiring harness for the trailer hitch to be installed. 14,500 obo, open to trades!

Show or go: What would you do with this 1995 Toyota Previa SC AllTrac for sale?  Please comment below and let us know!


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