40k Original Miles Runs & Drives Perfect CLASSIC PRISTINE SURVIVOR RUST FREE AZ
Price: US $7,950.00 Item location: Tucson, Arizona, United States
- Make: Toyota
- Model: HILUX CHINOOK RV POP-TOP CAMPER
- Type: 2 DOOR LONG BED PICKUP CHASSIS W/ CHINOOK CAMPER
- Year: 1976
- Mileage: 40500
- VIN: RN28031955
- Color: White
- Engine size: 20R (2.2L)
- Number of cylinders: 4
- Fuel: Gasoline
- Transmission: 4 SPEED MANUAL
- Drive type: 2WD
- Interior color: TAN
- Drive side: Left-hand drive
- Vehicle Title: Clear Want to buy? Contact seller!
1976 Toyota HILUX CHINOOK RV POP-TOP CAMPER
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1976 HILUX CHINOOK RV POP-TOP CAMPERThis is undoubtedly the nicest, lowest miles, rust free Chinook survivor on the planet. It stayed rust free because Tucson, Arizona is so dry it's where the US Air Force retires all their old aircraft in a 10,000 acre desert bone yard so they can press them back into service if the need arises:https://www.abc15.com/news/state/the-boneyard-secret-airplane-graveyard-in-tucson-arizona
HISTORY:This Hilux RV Camper was bought by the Spence family back in 1976 in Tucson, Arizona where it's lived ever since. Mr. Spence drove it only 37,900 miles until 2001 when he passed away. Mrs. Spence drove it another 2600 miles until November 2002 when the last tags expired and she put it into hibernation under her carport until last month when she asked me to "get it mechanically ready to drive coast to coast" as she was diagnosed with Stage 4 cancer and needs to sell to help offset medical bills. Her son's an old friend so being a vintage Toyota expert I agreed to help her get it back on the road and sell it for her.I've inspected it and here's what I found.
MECHANICALS:This classic Toyota runs and drives as good as it lookswith absolutely zero drive train, steering, suspension or chassis issues. $1290 (receipt included) was spent last month getting it out of hibernation (and that doesn't include the new tires). Fuel tank was removed and sent out for hot tank refurbishment. There was no rust, just some funky old dried up gas residue. The carburetor was replaced with a rebuilt OEM unit from Toyota expert John at the Carb exchange in LA. (They use bronze bushings at the shaft seal which makes them run perfect). The fuel tank level sending unit was sent to a specialist in upstate NY for restoration and works like new. The electric in-tank fuel pump and strainer was replaced with new OEM spec. The fuel filter under the hood was replaced along with air filter, oil filter and motor oil. The coolant was flushed and replaced with new antifreeze. The brake and clutch master cylinders were flushed and bled. The transmission gear oil was changed along with the rear differential gear oil. The plugs, plug wires, cap and rotor were all cleaned and inspected to comfirm that although old they had been replaced only a few hundred miles earlier and showed no signs of cracking or deficiency.
20R (2.2L) ENGINE:Starts every time with a turn of the key. Runs like an industrial sewing machine. No smoke, no knocks, no leaks - just cool, smooth, quiet power. Surprisingly peppy. Because of their double row timing chain with metal guides these 20R's will routinely go 300k miles. And then after that, the blocks were so hardened with more nickle content than even old American muscle cars that one can typically just hone the cylinders without machine work, replace the pistons, timing chain and bearings and you've got an inexpensive rebuild ready for another 300k.
AISINL43 4 SPEED MANUAL TRANSMISSION:Factory Aisin 4 speed manual transmission shifts exceptionally tight and smooth as you expect with such low miles. No slop or synchro grinding. The clutch feel is excellent. The fluid is fresh.
SUSPENSION,WHEELS and TIRES:The steering feels light & tight. The shocks work well and are not blown.No rattles, clunks or squeaks anywhere. The brake pads and shoes are robust on all 4 corners. The 4 tires are new radials on factory steel wheels. There's a spare stowed under the rear just like the factory pickup. The factory jack and tools are all there.
DIFFERENTIAL:Tag shows a 4.10 gear ratio. No issues. Fresh gear oil.
INTERIOR:Exceptionally nice and clean for the age. Cockpit is in amazing shape with near perfect door panels, seats and carpet. Gauges, lights and signals all work. Dash pad is not all blown out from sun damage like most this age but does have some thin cracking from heat. (Replacements sell new ones on ebay for around $85). Headliner is not torn but is coming loose in a couple places. The curtains and rods are all there but are getting threadbare as are the cloth straps that stow the canvas roll when tops's down but all that's easy & cheap to replace. The 2 interior incandescent light fixtures are missing but the wires are there just waiting for somebody to install modern LED out of principle. The top raises easily as designed and the canvas is not torn although the right rear corner has shrunk enough that it lost the ability to seal there (shown in picture). The radio and all the aplliances run off the secondary battery which sits in the empty tray on the driver's side under the hood (see start up video). A deep cycle works best in that location which buyer will need to install. The furnace and stove run off a 5 gallon portable side mount propane tank stowed in a compartment on the driver's side. Buyer will need to supply a new tank as the original one was long ago decertified. Mrs. Spence says that everything worked as designed when she last used it in the Fall of 2002 but obviously that was 17 years ago.
To get a sense of the incredible versatility of these cabins here's an excellent video of a virtually identical Chinook that nicely illustrates how unique and well built these units are, not to mention the tons of potential to make them your own. If you're seriously considering this RV you won't want to miss this:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MnmbZzHTQc8
With those specific simple modifications the unit in that video is probably worth double the asking price of this unit which almost certainly has way less miles than that one, although I doubt the guy would sell it for that. Even the 610 page Operations & Service manual is still available for $20 here:https://www.ebay.com/itm/CHINOOK-MOTORHOME-MANUALs-600pgs-for-Toyota-RV-Operations-Maintenance-Service/133050333829?hash=item1efa6afa85:g:HuUAAOSw0IZZ11tV
FRAME and BODY:Fully boxed factory steel frame is rust free exhibiting only the most minor surface rust. (For comparison it has considerably less surface rust then the 1977 example shown in the video above and that one was amazing.) Obviously this rust free vehicle has never been wrecked with original paint and no bondo or filler anywhere.
EMISSIONS:This vehicle is emissions legal in all 50 states. The factory aspiration system has not been altered in any way and it still sports the "Non Catalyst" sticker (which means it wasn't born with a catalytic converter) to prove it.
INSURANCE:This vehicle is eligible for historic plates in any state. That also means it's eligible for Collector Car insurance from outfits like Grundy Worldwide or Haggerty which costs only $12 per month for a $10,000 full coverage policy. That's right. A stated $10k full coverage collector car insurance policy is only $12 per month and emissions are forever waived. That's right. Collector Car insurance means dirt cheap rates for full coverage and no more emissions.
PAPERWORK:Clean and clear notarized Arizona title is ready to go. The title shows the "A" status which in Arizona is the designation for "original miles". Receipts documenting the new parts and labor required to get it roadworthy after hibernation also included. More pictures are available upon request.
INVESTMENT:Because of their exceptional engineering and reliability vintage Toyota Hilux pickups only go up in value every year even while you drive them, providing one of the best investments in the automotive world today, bar none. Fact is there will never be another made like them. They're 1 off legends, as important as American Muscle cars, and are getting exceptionally hard to find in this condition.Especially this example which can only be original once.The only Chinook to sell recently on ebay was a 1978 with 90k miles, had no pop-top, a leaky roof, extensive rust damage, and still sold for $4500:https://www.ebay.com/itm/1978-Chinook-Newport-/233138332635?_trksid=p2047675.l2557&nma=true&si=WvbBaOeZ8vMsaR%252BaIfwXSo266zM%253D&orig_cvip=true&nordt=true&rt=ncPoint is that if not now then soon this Hilux will be a bargain at twice the price. Don't believe it? Well a 1983 Hilux just sold for $55,000 at auction:https://www.barrett-jackson.com/Events/Event/Details/1983-TOYOTA-SR5-4X4-PICKUP-221930
OH WHAT A FEELING:
There's many reasons Toyota trucks are so legendary worldwide. It's no accident that no matter what part of the world you look at whenever you see news footage of guerrilla fighter soldiers with AK47s in the back of a pickup it's always a Toyota. Just find a counter-example? That's because Toyota truck reliability is 2nd to none. It's what soldiers count on. That's why Toyota is the only import vehicle ever allowed to compete in NASCAR racing. I wouldn't hesitate to jump in this RV and drive it from Tucson to Bangor, Maine feeling confident it would need nothing but gasoline.
Please call 52O-Nine 77-O112 before clicking anythingso I can verify you're a legitimate buyer in control of your account. There's been a rash of impulsivos lurking on ebay lately. They apparently don't appreciate how much time and money goes into preparing a historic vehicle like this for a public auction, as if it's some kind of video game?
FEEDBACK:If you have ZERO feedback and are serious about this RV then before doing anything please be sure to call the number above so we can establish that you're not a squirrel.It won't take more than a couple minutes so please just do it or your offer will be cancelled. Unfortunately this is required due to the notorious reputation of eBay rookies for being impulsive non-paying bidders.
IMPORTANT AUCTION TERMS SO PLEASE READ CAREFULLY:Please do not click BUY NOW or SUBMIT OFFER without 1st calling the number above.If you do not call we will have no choice but to cancel your bid or offer. Unfortunately this step is required to ensure that you are a legit eBayer in control of your account with funds in place.
As noted from the outset, per the eBay "Terms of Service" (TOS) that you agreed to when registering your OFFER, should it be accepted, "constitutes a legally binding contract for sale" so please don't click if you're not committed to buy with funds in place and wife's permission. Please also make sure the phone number and address you have registered with eBay is current and if you're planning to use PayPal for the deposit that you have liquid funds ready to go that are not in the form of an E-Check which takes 5 or more days to clear, in other words, be a responsible bidder whose got their act together and doesn't have a bunch of excuses after the act.
Inspection prior to bidding is welcome asvintage vehicles are always sold AS IS with no warranty expressed or implied.
PAYMENT TERMS:A non-refundable deposit of $1000 either viaonline PayPal payment orcard over phone or emailed invoice through Square.com is due within 24 hours of auction close. I would prefer Square but that's ultimately buyer's choice.
Full balance of Payment is due within 72 hours of auction close by either direct bank to bank wire transfer, or you can overnight envelope a Cashiers Check, or pay cash in person.PayPal for the full balance is NOT an option,however a credit or debit card payment through Square.com is, so long as buyer is willing to pay the 3% fees.
SHIPPING:All shipping arrangements and costs are the responsibility of the buyer however we will always help your shipper coordinate the loading to the best of our ability. It all begins by calling the number above. Starting from zip code 85705 figure shipping any vehicle East of the Mississippi averages $900. West is considerably less depending where? We will store the vehicle free for 21 days after sale. There is a $15 per day storage fee thereafter unless other arrangements are pre-dickered.
OTHER VINTAGE TRUCKS WE'VE RECENTLY SOLD:
1985 Toyota Hilux 4x4:https://www.ebay.com/itm/1985-Toyota-4X4-HILUX-PICKUP-TRUCK-STRAIGHT-AXLE-/372647054859
1983 Toyota Hilux 4x4:http://www.ebay.com/itm/371903777977?ul_noapp=true
1982 Toyota Hilux 4x4:https://www.ebay.com/itm/323251781429?ssPageName=STRK:MESOX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1559.l2649
1980 Toyota Hilux 4x4:https://www.ebay.com/itm/1980-toyota-hilux-short-bed-straight-axle-20r-classic/372098692694?hash=item56a2cf7656
1985 Toyota Hilux 4x4 Longbed:https://www.ebay.com/itm/1985-Toyota-SR5-Hilux-4x4-Straight-Axle-Rock-Crawler-/323564231636
1985 Toyota Hilux 4x4 Shortbed:https://www.ebay.com/itm/1985-Toyota-4X4-HILUX-PICKUP-TRUCK-STRAIGHT-AXLE/372647054859?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2060353.m1438.l2649
Another 1985 Toyota Hilux 4x4 Shortbed:https://www.ebay.com/itm/22RE-EFI-Hi-lux-Regular-Cab-Short-Bed-Pickup-Truck-New-31-Tires-Rust-Free-AZ-1985-Toyota-SR5-Hilux-4x4-HOLY-GRAIL-Straight-Axle-Rock-Crawler/323263314308
1983 Toyota FJ60 Land Cruiser
1993 Toyota 4Runner 4x4:http://www.ebay.com/itm/1993-Toyota-4Runner-SR5-/371823786832?hash=item56926cbb50:g:7Q8AAOSwZQRYXg-a&vxp=mtr
1986 Toyota Hilux 2WD Shortbed 22RE Supercharged:https://www.ebay.com/itm/372253858273?ssPageName=STRK:MESOX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1559.l2649
1986 Toyota Hilux 4x4 Shortbed:https://www.ebay.com/itm/1986-Toyota-Hilux-SR5-4x4-Pickup-Regular-Cab-Short-Bed-22R-/323217289273
1981 Ford F100:https://www.ebay.com/itm/372616150261
1968 Early Ford Bronco:http://www.ebay.com/itm/371654293442?forcerRptr=true&item=371654293442&viewitem=&sspagename=ADME:L:EOISSA:MOTORS:1123
1983 Ford Bronco with Lift Kit:https://www.ebay.com/itm/1983-ford-bronco-6-lift-33-tires-15x10-street-locks-rock-crawler/322478169539?hash=item4b15325dc3
Another 1983 Ford Bronco:https://www.ebay.com/itm/323153855338?ssPageName=STRK:MESOX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1559.l2649