Used Car of the Day: 1981 Toyota Pickup Crawler

Tim Healey
by Tim Healey

used car of the day 1981 toyota pickup crawler

Today's UCOTD is a tough mudder. A 13-inch "bob" and a 5:29 Detroit rear locker, along with a 5:29 front axle are just the tip of the off-road iceberg for this 1981 Toyota Pickup Crawler.

Other goodies include 14-inch shocks using Ford shock towers, 36-inch wheels, and a winch. There's a 35-inch spare, CB radio, spare transmission, spare parts, and half doors.

The price for this California-based rig is $10,000.

Click here to check it out if your weekend plans often involve an off-road park.

[Images: Seller]

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  • ToolGuy ToolGuy on Aug 02, 2023

    Listing is down to $9K already.

    Based on this trend, wait 5 more days and get it for $4K. 🙂

  • JoeCamaro JoeCamaro on Aug 06, 2023

    Amazing the cargo box isn't a pile of iron oxide. Rust was running rampant on my 79 Hilux cargo box after three years.

  • 28-Cars-Later So here's the headline between the lines, dealers are worried the Federal government isn't going to pay them in a reasonable timeframe (or perhaps not at all ?) and it will create cashflow problems. This is through the looking glass stuff.
  • SCE to AUX "scheme" appears 5 times in this story. We get it.I don't understand the concern. Many, many EV credits have passed to dealers/mfrs in the decade since since Cash For Clunkers, and did so for leased EVs. I've leased two EVs, and the Federal subsidy went straight to the mfr - not me. The dealer took that figure off the sale price.You'd think the dealers (especially Nissan) had never seen this before - how ridiculous.Tell you what, dealers - advise your mfrs you'd rather not take the risk, and see how that goes.
  • Crtfour It's long before the first recall?
  • Oberkanone You get a workout driving an Opel GT compared to driving experience of today. No power steering, manual transmission, and just getting into and out of the car requires extreme physical flexibility. I favor the Saab Sonett III over the Opel GT. If I'm buying a tiny two seat 1972 odd car I'm going all in.
  • Lou_BC Ford's on strike. Using photos of Fords is like crossing a picket line. ;)