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Grab This Awesome Toyota Hilux Camper Before It’s Too Late
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Sometimes your favorite trends collide in one vehicle in glorious fashion. Check out this rare 1993 Toyota Hilux Galaxy Camper that an owner just listed on Ottoex.com. It is one of only 80 campers built for the Japanese market using Toyota’s indestructible pickup. And, unlike many Toyota-based off-roading campers, you can buy it in the U.S.
This Hilux is a right-hand-drive example, with a five-speed manual and a two-speed transfer case. The 2.8-liter diesel was rated for only 90 horsepower and about 139 lb-ft of torque when new, but it’s bulletproof — and has only 68,000 miles on it. The seller asserts this rig achieves about 18–20 mpg and can reach 70 mph on the highway.
The camper unit looks as though it would sleep three, with a roof-top compartment and fold-out dinette seating. Amenities include a shower, a gas stove, a refrigerator, roof-mounted A/C and a generator. The stereo head unit has been upgraded to accommodate CDs, though the TV still accommodates VHS tapes if you want to dust off that old copy of Adventures in Babysitting.
If you expect this rare beauty to sell quickly and for a lot of money, you’re right on both counts. The asking price was $49,995, and a sale is already pending. You could use FiftyTen’s camping system to kit out a Tacoma for overlanding duty for around the same price…though it’d be hard to match the motorhome space and features.
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