This barn find costs serious money.
Before the Toyota Tacoma, there was simply the Toyota Pickup. The Japanese automaker split its midsize truck into two separate models in 1995. North America got the Tacoma while the rest of the world received the Hilux. This arrangement remains in place to this day. Toyota's truck dates back to the late 1960s when the first generation debuted in Japan and other markets.
By the early 70s, a second-gen had arrived and Toyota specifically offered a long bed version for North America. Almost immediately this little truck attracted many fans. Subsequent redesigns did the same because of their reliability and dependability, affordability, and simplicity. As American-built trucks got bigger and bigger, Japanese-built offerings continued to remain relatively compact and not very powerful.
Despite that, they still suited millions of people's needs. In more recent years, old school Toyota trucks have gone up considerably in value depending on condition and mileage. There's just something about them that's made them into highly sought-after collector's vehicles. It's a situation Toyota probably never dreamed of happening when it was trying desperately hard years ago to break into the highly lucrative US market. And now one of those final Pickups before the Tacoma switch is up for grabs on eBay.
This auction listing is for a 1993 Pickup DLX 4x4 barn find. Total mileage: 84 miles. You read that correctly. It's powered by a 2.4-liter inline-four with around 113 horsepower and 142 lb-ft of torque and paired to a five-speed manual gearbox that routes power to all four wheels.
The listing says the truck was originally bought new in '93 in New Hampshire where it remains today. That owner only drove it 80 miles before parking it in a barn for an unknown reason. Its second owner/seller purchased it last summer, adding a measly four miles. The battery, fuel tank, fuel pump, and fuel pickup assembly, everything remains bone stock. Cosmetically things are looking good, too, though the seller does note there are a few slight body dents, one of which can be blamed when someone stole the spare tire years ago.
Finding a literally untouched Toyota Pickup like this is almost unheard of, and the auction price reflects that. As of this writing, the top bid reached $37,500. That's a fairly serious bank considering a new Tacoma costs around the same. Anyone interested needs to act very fast because the auction ends tomorrow: Friday, September 24.