1989 Toyota 4Runner SR5. Stunning survivor

Price: US $14,500.00 Item location: Round Lake, Illinois, United States
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Toyota
  • Model: 4Runner
  • Type: SUV
  • Trim: SR5 Sport Utility 2-Door
  • Year: 1989
  • Mileage: 213,762
  • VIN: JT3VN66W8K0039822
  • Color: Gray
  • Engine size: 3.0L 2959CC V6 GAS SOHC Naturally Aspirated
  • Number of cylinders: 6
  • Power options: Air Conditioning, Cruise Control, Power Locks, Power Windows
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Drive type: 4WD
  • Interior color: Gray
  • Options: Sunroof, Cassette Player, 4-Wheel Drive, Convertible
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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1989 Toyota 4Runner

I have decided to offer for sale my gorgeous 1989 4runner. I am the second owner and I purchased it from the estate of the original owner. Up until I bought it the vehicle spent it's entire lift in Portland Oregon which is one of the best areas a vehicle like this could come from. My 1988 pickup is from the same area and is similarly rust free. Since it has been in my care it has not seen any bad weather and is in storage long before there is salt on the road and isn't brought out until the salt has been long washed away by rain. It's part of a small collection of vehicles I drive on the weekends in nice weather.
It is mostly original paint. What I did when I first received the truck was have a body shop (owner of the shop is a friend of mine) repaint the front valence and apply rock guard, aint the leading edge of the hood and blend, emove original faded decals, olish the entire vehicle and re-apply all new decals. I restored the "4Runner" emblems on the b-pillars which are always delaminating. The windshield was replaced at some point and is very nice and clear. There are a few tiny nicks here and there. Smaller than a dime sized ding on the lower tailgate. Overall the exterior is near perfect. Chrome is amazing. Absolutely zero rust anywhere. Not a single stain or bubble anywhere even on the inside edges of all panels. Even has the original exhaust system.
The interior shows some minor wear on the drivers seat bolster and drivers top door panel. It also has a one inch long but narrow crack in the dash near the windshield. Otherwise the interior is amazing. I have the sunroof shade but it is not pictured. Runs perfect. It's as smooth as my Lexus. Averages 20mpg in mixed driving. Clutch is brand new with OEM Toyota parts. Both differentials, ransmission and transfer case have redline synthetic. Engine is Mobil 1 synthetic. A/C works but compressor occasionally makes noise. New OEM Toyota compressor is included though I have not had a chance to install it. All lights/horn work. Factory radio and speakers work andsound great along with the tape player. Cruise control works. Power antenna works but is sticky at times. Both power windows work excellent, ery fast. Power mirrors work. Rear tailgate window motor also works perfect/fast with switch and key. I do not know if the top has ever been removed, t has not in my care and I see no evidence of it. Just before I purchased it the original owner had the timing belt/water pump replaced along with the radiator and oxygen sensor. Again, uns perfect, hifts perfect, x4 works (only tested it in my driveway), o check engine lights, o problems. Alignment is perfect. It tracks perfectly straight and zero vibrations, ven at 80mph, teering wheel is dead straight. Brakes are excellent, ero vibration. I would not hesitate to drive this vehicle anywhere. I have 100% confidence you could fly in and drive it home anywhere. (if you are in fact flying from somewhere that can be driven to!).
Engine compartment is super clean and nice. Even the firewall is nice glossy original paint. The undercarriage is of course rust free as well but could use detailing and it would show better. Tires have almost no wear. Wheels are gorgeous. Not sure what else to say, suppose I've said a lot :) Let me know if you have any other questions and I encourage any potential buyer to come visit the vehicle in person. It is a rarity in this condition and you will not be disappointed.