1980 Toyota 4x4 Pickup HiLux - Collector Owned - 38,835 Documented Miles

Price: - Item location: Austin, Texas, United States
  • Make: Toyota
  • Model: Pickup
  • Trim: Standard
  • Year: 1980
  • Mileage: 38,835
  • VIN: RN37017340
  • Color: Red
  • Engine size: 20R
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Drive type: 4WD
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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1980 Toyota Pickup

1980 Toyota 4x4 Pickup HiLux - Collector Owned - 38,835 Documented Miles
This beautiful 1980 Pickup is part of a 60+ car private collection in Austin, Texas.
I acquired this Toyota Pickup after several years of searching across the country. It is an absolute time-capsule and a rare opportunity to acquire a pristine example of this iconic 1980's truck.
The truck was originally purchased by its first owner on December 12th, 1979 from the Toyota Dealer in Parkersburg, WV for a total cash price of $7.948.23 (including $119.00 for a factory 8-track tape player). The very next day, on 12/13/79, the truck was delivered to Ziebart of Parkersburg for a comprehensive rust prevention treatment including, according to the detailed invoice, the optional "spray inside of bed" service for an additional fee of $15.00.
Over the next several decades, the truck would remain under the care of its original owner who's fastidious maintenance and attention to detail would keep the truck in an almost factory-new state for more than thirty years. Detailed records show the truck was driven regularly, if sparingly, year after year until sometime in 2004 when the original owner fell ill and could no longer drive. From 2004 until 2011 the truck was driven sparingly by members of his family until I acquired the truck in 2013, shortly after the original owner's passing. At that time the documented mileage was 38,785 miles. During my ownership, the truck has been driven an additional 50 miles. Today, the odometer reads 38,835 miles.
As you would expect from an ultra low-mileage vehicle, the truck is simply spectacular in every way - as close to a new Hilux as you'll ever find - and truly an investment-grade vehicle in all regards.Under my care it has been maintained at my private facility in Austin, TX where it has been serviced by my personal staff who maintain all the cars in my collection.
I believe this truck to be one of the finest, if not the finest, of its kind in the world. The combination of originality, outstanding cosmetics, low-mileage, extensive documentation, and exceptional condition make this truck an instant contender at any preservation-class concours in the country. If you've been waiting for the best, I urge you to come see this truck. You may never see another one as good as this.
Further information is provided below.
Mechanicals:Mechanically, the truck is in superb condition and it starts, stops and drives exactly as you would expect.It starts easily, every time, and the engine runs cool even in the heat of the 100+ degree Texas summers.The clutch is strong, the transmission shifts smoothly with no grinding or odd noises, and the truck brakes easily and in a straight line. There are no oil leaks or smoking from the engine.The truck shows no signs of previous collision or accident damage and is as clean and solid as its low mileage suggests. Everything in the truck works as it should - lights, switches, wipers, gauges, everything. The truck is, of course, numbers-matching and maintains its original engine and transmission.
Exterior:From every angle, the truck presents beautifully. The original red paint is in outstanding condition - deep and glossy without checking or signs of deterioration - and there are no dents or significant flaws with the paint appearing closer to 36 days old than 36 years.The rubber seals, trim, emblems, decals, lenses and exterior hardware are all absolutely beautiful.
The truck is almost entirely original paint as evidenced by the extensive service records and the results of a professional paint metering examination (please see the results in the online photo album). The only exception is the driver side front fender which the paint meter shows to have been repainted sometime in the past but the work was professionally done, is virtually invisible to the naked eye, and can only be detected by a professional paint meter.
In my years of collecting classic cars, I have rarely seen a vehicle of this vintage in more pristine condition or one that presents closer to new. The cosmetics of this truck will exceed your expectations.
Interior:The interior of this Toyota is a testament to what original, low-mileage vehicles should be.
The dash is perfect - free of cracks and showing no warping. The door panels are pristine. The controls and various switches are beautiful. The bench seat was always covered and is outstanding. The gauges are clear and bright. The steering wheel is pristine. The carpet has been protected by rubber mats for its entire life and presents as new. The headliner is beautiful.
I've taken the time to provide multiple, close-up photos of the interior from almost every angle. Please examine them closely and pay attention to the details. Yes, the big things like the dash, seats, and door panels are all excellent. But look even more closely at the small things and I think you'll agree with me when I say that the interior details of this vehicle are absolutely among the best I've ever seen.
Documentation:For serious collectors, much of the value of a collector vehicle comes down to provenance and documentation. I'm happy to report that this truck checks that box with authority. Not only are there dozens of detailed records documenting the original purchase, service history, and correct mileage, the original owner was, to put it mildly, of the anal retentive variety and the history of this truck is documented by dozens and dozens of hand-written notes spanning more than three decades of his ownership. They include entries when he purchased the truck, first drove the truck, performed oil changes over the years, replaced various filters, washed and waxed the truck, and on and on and on. The documentation of this truck is second to none and provides a fascinating and stunningly complete history of this very special vehicle.
I've included multiple high-resolution photos with this listing. For even more photos, please visit:
1980 Toyota Pickup Online Photo Album
For me, finding the right home for this truck is as important as getting the best price. If you have any questions, or would like to discuss this vehicle in more detail, please feel free to contact me. In-person inspections and test-drives are welcomed and encouraged but please do so before clicking “Buy It Now” or committing to a purchase. Because this truck may be test driven, please allow for the mileage to very slightly.
I have a clear and correct Texas title for this vehicle in my possession and the truck includes its original manuals. Transportation and delivery of this vehicle is the responsibility of the purchaser. I'll happily assist in any way I can. I'll accept payment by wire transfer, cash or certified cashier’s check. A $500 non-refundable deposit is due upon agreeing to purchase with the balance due within 3 business days.