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Looking for a 1970-1972 Toyota Pickup

jmcrawfo

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When I was in high school, my dad bought a used Toyota pickup. It was torquoise and seemed to just run and run and run. Never had a lick of trouble with it in the south Texas heat.

Is there a business that specializes in Toyotas of this vintage? I would really like to find one to tinker with. As I recall, the engine was simple and small. It was standard shift and a lot of fun to drive. What would one expect to pay for a "decent" (running, stopping) truck of this age?

John Crawford
Spring Hill, TN
 

rickc5

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I live in Western Colorado--truck country--and I haven't seen one of these for sale--ever--and I look at CL and FB daily. Pretty hard to find. It took me 2 years to find my '83 4x4 that I'm now trying to sell--so far unsuccessfully, as I'm obviously asking too much for it.

As far as price goes, I recall that those early trucks were all 2WD, so lots of folks won't be too interested. It all depends on condition, condition, condition. I would guess less than $1000 for a poor one, but multiple thousands for a pristine original or a restored one. I'm thinking that not too many folks restore these due to scarcity, only 2WD, and lack of parts--it would be a tough job.

I'm afraid all I have to offer you is a wish for good luck in your search. I would try and find the BEST example I could, regardless of price. Why? Cuz parts will be near impossible to find, especially trim/interior pieces.
 

toyotafan

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When I was in high school, my dad bought a used Toyota pickup. It was torquoise and seemed to just run and run and run. Never had a lick of trouble with it in the south Texas heat.

Is there a business that specializes in Toyotas of this vintage? I would really like to find one to tinker with. As I recall, the engine was simple and small. It was standard shift and a lot of fun to drive. What would one expect to pay for a "decent" (running, stopping) truck of this age?

John Crawford
Spring Hill, TN
Welcome to the site.

Sorry, trucks of that age are going to be a hard find. Just keep your eyes out on craigslist, autotrader, etc. Might look on ebay as well.
 

tibadoe

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Also,when out and about, riding in the country always keep your eyes peeled. When you least expect it you may run across one sitting. Of course, it may be a project truck -- worth a shot.
 

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