Small trucks are pretty much a thing of the past. In the automotive industry, the segment’s death has been much-lamented, at least in the auto-journo realm. If you want a miniature pickup truck that will deliver good gas mileage and great utility, you’ll have to look to the past. This Hilux, for sale in Salt Lake City, fits the bill perfectly.
claims implies that the truck has 64k original miles. That could be true, or not true, but it doesn’t really matter. What does matter is that the sheet metal is in mostly solid condition and the engine is said to run strong.
Perhaps more important than the number of miles on the clock is the fact that this particular truck is all original. It even has its original radio. So many older mini-trucks have suffered unfortunate modifications, so it is refreshing to see one in as-delivered condition, even down to the vinyl floor covering.
If you are a fan of patina, this truck has it. The red/sunburn/rust combination really works. It’s lumpy, but it looks great. Is it worth the asking price of $3,600? See the ad here at ksl.com to decide for yourself. The seller has done a great job of documenting the truck with over 50 photos.
Hot Rod Magazine recently published a feature asserting that classic mini-trucks are the next big retro trend. Here’s your chance to get in on the ground floor.