Overland Park, Kansas 66214, United States of America
1987 Toyota Van LE 4x4
130,xxx original miles (driven daily so will go up)
5 speed manual transmission
Manual locking hubs
Asking 14000 but will negotiate with a buyer who will use this van as I have and give her the love she deserves.
Now located in Overland Park, KS!
FRESH OIL CHANGE AND FULL INSPECTION FROM MOLLE TOYOTA IN KANSAS CITY
It is with a heavy heart that I list my beloved van. I had big plans to turn her into a full time camper but my job has me towing when I travel so she no longer suits my needs. During the time I've owned her shes been meticulously maintained and upgraded. These vans are absolutely incredible machines and this one is prime and ready for adventure with a new owner. This is the ultimate platform for long haul cross country trips with a little off road exploration along the way. The camper set up is all currently functional for basic camping needs and has lots of room for upgrades and personalized improvements.
•LOW miles (130,xxx) on the bulletproof 4Y-e chain timed motor. These motors frequently break 400k miles and have been used in toyota forklifts since the 80's. Burns no oil and gets surprisingly good gas mileage on the highway (22-24 mpg). Oil always changed every 5000 miles. I routinely drive her thousands of miles at a time without worry.
• Lots of maintainence records from its first owner to me. Taken care of from day one.
•Virtually NO RUST. Anywhere. Very, very clean.
•Lifted about 2 inches with upgraded ball joints, shocks, and struts so she clears deep snow really well.
•High and Low 4wd with manual locking hubs and a manual transmission. She shifts and drives very smoothly and will go anywhere you point her. The balance of the vehicle and the fact that your legs sit in front of the wheels puts you in a unique driving position and makes her really fun on dirt roads.
•The interior has been completely gutted, insulated, and noise deadening installed. She's pretty quiet cruising down the highway and holds onto heat super well even without any sort of auxiliary heating. (Though I had plans to eventually install a diesel heater)
•New carpet, trim, wood door/wall panels and a tongue and groove wood roof with LED lighting were put in by the previous owner and they did an awesome job.
Modular bed/couch with custom cushions. Sleeps two very comfortably. I've had up to 5 people hanging inside at once. Storage underneath all seats. Desk/drawer with locking clip for bumpy roads.
•All fluids (transmission, t-case, differentials) were changed about 3000 miles ago.
•Brand new battery
•BF GOODRICH all terrain tires. Front tires are pretty new, rears have about 50% tread.
•Custom ARB brush guard with an 8000 pound Warn winch. Makes her look pretty unique and guarantees you won't get stuck anywhere near a tree.
•100w flexible solar panel installed on roof and wired behind the rear driver body panel. I'm including a charge controller but you will need a battery and inverter to utilize it.
•Also included in sale are a set of Yakima bars, a Haines manual, and a big box of hard to find parts.
•There is a slight exhaust leak. Doesnt drone or anything but you notice it when you drive in very slow stop and go traffic.
•She has a pretty noticeable "Colorado Pinstripe" from a mountain encounter. It's a reasonably cheap and easy job to get the body straight around the scratch but if you desire a cosmetically perfect van, you'd probably want to just blast and repaint the whole thing. The paint was redone at some point and it looks really good from 10 feet but if you get up close shes got her fair share of chips and signs of a tape job. I had plans to do so myself but never had it as a high priority.
Other than the scratch, the body is remarkably straight!
•Has a very, very slight power steering leak. If you know anything about these vans, you know that this is a pretty common problem. I resealed it about a year ago and it hasn't become worse since that time. I top off about a half cup every oil change.
•One of the sliding windows was replaced with plexiglass. It's purely an aesthetic thing. It doesn't leak.
•All of the camper wood could probably use to be stained and trimmed. The van keeps moisture out pretty well so I never really found the need to move any further than I did with doing so.
•The front seats are rough. Its easy to find replacements but I've always just used seat covers.
Clean and clear Colorado title in hand.
More interior photos to come.
I'm asking 14k obo. I'm not really in any hurry to sell and given the upgrades, condition, mileage, and rarity of this specific model, I feel the price is reasonable. Shoot me an offer. I would consider trading for a drift boat/raft, snowmobile, or other mountain toys + cash.