It was shipped to South Carolina for a red, white, and blue stamp of approval before finally arriving at its new home in the great state of Georgia. During much of the 1980s, the Hilux featured the largest engine of any compact pickup in North America and exploited General Motors' failed attempts to manufacture a diesel engine by offering a reliable diesel with exceptional towing power. The dual cab diesel model had a curbside weight of 3,328 pounds with the same body dimensions as the gasoline-powered dual cab. Someone else has already done the work of finding it, getting it imported, and getting it licensed. The final drive ratio of the rear axle of the four-wheel drive model was 4. All 1987 models sat on a 111. The compact pickups took out columns of tanks and armoured personnel carriers, shrieking through the opposing armies thanks to speed, light weight, and maneuverability.
This little truck is sooooo useful. The frame cleared the ground by 8 inches. More common, however, were the 2. The fuel tank on all models carried 17. It's Awful To Drive, That's What Makes It Fun. The 1987 Toyota compact pickup—known as the Hilux or Hi-Lux except in North America—is the progenitor of the contemporary Toyota Tacoma pickup.
Once thought of as a rust-prone, rough-riding oddball, prices have skyrocketed, nearly doubling in the last three years alone. Three engines powered the 1987 Toyota Hilux pickup. There is a literally a war named after it, the Toyota War, in which Chad mounted guns and missiles onto a fleet of Hiluxes and went into battle with Libya. I went through this old truck from stem to stern and fixed all that was wrong. Options on all models included cloth upholstery, side vent windows, sliding rear window, power steering, chrome wheels and chrome grill.
Fans of the venerable Toyota Truck, as the Hilux was called here in the States, will no doubt know that the four-door cab was not offered here in 1987, only the extended cab. While the front was switched to independent suspension in 1986, scarcity of older models drags up prices for most of the range. The market wants what the market wants, even if it is driven by speculation. The 1987 pickups benefited from a number of features added to the pickup lineup since 1983. Given that it has a mere 26,000 miles on the clock, we can only assume it was owned by a little old lady from Mishima who only drove it to church on Sundays Mishima being the sister city to Pasadena. The front suspension consisted of an independent double wishbone torsion bar assembly with a live axle and leaf springs in the rear. Libya was so terrified of this minitruck they used MiG-23s against it.
Underneath that metallic charcoal paint and jaunty Eighties graphics package blazes the immortal heart of a warrior. The reputation the Hilux gained for on the field of battle is so fearsome that, to this day, the most powerful nations on earth, including the United States, get twitchy around large numbers of Toyotas. Toyota produced the Hilux from 1968 to 1994. Primary Use: Utility towing boats, transporting cargo, etc. The Hilux was purchased at auction in 2017 by an American gentleman and long-time admirer of the breed.
. The 1987 Toyota pickups employed power-assisted ventilated front disc brakes and rear drums. Even more amazing is the aircraft count: the wingless, completely non-flying Hilux has 32 confirmed kills of fighters and attack helicopters. The standard model featured an in-line four-cylinder engine displacing 2,366 cc with a 3. A five-speed manual transmission was standard equipment and a four-speed automatic was optional. He did not look after it in any way. If that seems insane, look at the first-gen Ford Bronco.
Body configurations were the regular, extended and dual cab models and the one-ton truck. Want to run the Mexican 1000? The 1987 regular and extended cab model had a curbside weight of about 3,140 pounds. That being said, Toyota trucks have always been good buys. The previous owner simply drove it. So, would you buy this 1987 Toyota Hilux? It was like an archeological dig finding lots of lost and new discoveries. Suffice to say, both engines are incredibly tough. When new, the engine made 105 horsepower and 123 lb-ft of torque, and sent that power through a five-speed manual gearbox.
Prices for older models bottomed out years ago, helped by offroaders who prize the rugged body on frame construction and solid axles. The diesel-powered standard pickups had a 3. . The regular cab version was 184 inches long, 66. A turbocharged version delivered 135 horsepower. The dual cab version featured a curbside weight of 3,141 pounds.
Point it in any direction—over hill, dale, jungle, or ice cap—and it will just go. The half-ton 1987 Toyota pickups powered by the gasoline 2. . . . . .