1981 Toyota TREKKER 4WD ULTRA RARE Toyota's 1st pickup based SUV 22R Engine

Price: - Item location: Hustisford, Wisconsin, United States
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Toyota
  • Model: 4Runner
  • SubModel: Trekker
  • Type: Trekker
  • Trim: Trekker SR-5
  • Year: 1981
  • Mileage: 100,467
  • VIN: JT4RN38D9B0003256
  • Color: Black
  • Engine size: 22r
  • Number of cylinders: 4
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Drive type: 4WD
  • Interior color: Burgundy
  • Options: 4-Wheel Drive, Cassette Player
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
  • Want to buy? Contact seller!

1981 Toyota 4Runner Trekker

We are pleased to offer our 1981 Toyota Trekker for sale.

Few Toyota fans know that the 1981 Toyota Trekker 4WD Pickup was the brainchild of Brookfield, isconsin’s very own Jack Safro. The concept was approved by Toyota and executed in collaboration between long-time Toyota dealer Safro, hose son John is known as the authority on the model, nd Winnebago Industries, nc. Based on the Hilux 4x4 Pick up, he Trekker was outfitted with a fiberglass rear body and extra seating to appeal to the SUV market, nd was quite a success with over 1,200 units sold in a 2 year period over three model years. The Trekker was also, orgive the play on words, he forerunner to Toyota’s wildly successful 4Runner that was introduced in 1984.
This Wisconsin native Trekker has been reborn with the style of the eighty’s off road craze. It was given a frame-on restoration that has returned it to truly exceptional condition, o the extent that any Toyota dealer would be proud to display it in his showroom. The custom interior includes many driver and passenger comforts, eclining bucket seats, enter console, ower steering and brakes, R-5 gauges, tereo system, ntermittent wipers and tinted glass. Driven by the reliable and economical 20R SOHC 4 cylinder. The performance engine rebuild includes a Weber carb, ustom intake manifold, erformance camshaft and header provide plenty of additional power. It has only been driven test miles since completion.

  • -These mid-80s Toyotas were terrific vehicles of great quality and unheard-of reliability, nd this particular example is a wonderful testimony.
  • - Jack Safro of Jack Safro Toyota conceived the Trekker due to the Land Cruiser FJ40 being discontinued.
  • - Production approved by Toyota in collaboration with Safro and Winnebago Industries
  • - The Trekker was produced from 1981-1983 with only 1200 units built
  • - Very few exist in running condition today
  • - Frame on restoration started with a relatively clean Wisconsin Trekker, inor rust repair was performed
  • - Restored true to the 80’s off-road craze
  • - Jet Black with custom burgundy award winning interior
  • - High Performance 133.6 /175 HP SOHC 4 cylinder engine, eber Carb and intake, xhaust header, erformance cam
  • - SR-5 trim model, ucket seats, lush fold down rear seat
  • - Power steering, ower brakes, tereo, inted glass, ntermittent wipers, auge package
  • - Hand built suspension lift
  • - 33x10.50x15 B.F.Goodrich Tires and Chrome Mod Wheels are brand new

Good Luck Bidding!

At Johnny Safro’s Investment Cars, LC, e pride ourselves on providing quality, Investment Grade” to “Daily Drivers” Unique Vehicles. We truly enjoy the varied inventory in our Collection. Currently spanning 100 years! From a 1912 Metz Special Roadster to a 2012 Mini Cooper S. We tend to lean towards Toyota’s and Ford’s. Over the 39 years that we have been in the industry from award Winning Restorations, acing Operations, ff Roading, ftermarket Programs, ponsorships & Marketing, uction Services, ogistics and Dealership Management, e are always in tune with the industry trends. We also provide Collection Management and Fund Raising. We work hard to have a Good Reputation in the industry.

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Good Luck Bidding!
On Feb-05-16 at 05:39:26 PST, eller added the following information:

An eBayer asked:

"Can this truck be registered for the street? Does it have a clean title?"

I replied:
Thank you for your interest in the Pre-runner.
Absolutely. It has a clear title. It was registered in CA prior to our purchasing it a couple of years ago. It is a street driven truck in CA and WI. It is up to the regulations in each state as to passing any state required inspections. They differ from state to state. It has lights, urn signals, mergency flashers', rake lights, ipers, irrors, eat belts, t looks like all of the emission equipment is in place excluding the catalytic converter(no longer required in WI). I am just trying to be up-front regarding the tire condition of the vehicle.
Good luck bidding!