Hilux was the same as mine1st car 76 Corolla van running a 1600 twin cam 2T-G levin motor along with the 5 speed box. The 1st car I blew money on.
Next came my first 4wd I purchased as a 4th year apprentice plumber in 1984 paying cash of $13185. for a Hilux xtra cab new to the market back then. I did spend a few dollars on this making it into an ARB display vehicle. I sold it some 14 years later for $11000.
With a family now underway I replace the Hilux with a V6 Triton dual cab because I wanted a few more KW than the Hilux offered., along with a back seat.
After this I moved into the family wagon thing, buying a Prado in 2000 and since then having now owned 3 Prado, with my current one being a 2015 model.
With no real need for a wagon it might be time to move back to a dual cab Ute.
Oh and I have also been lucky enough to have numerous utes and other company cars over the years but they don’t count.View attachment 66057View attachment 66058View attachment 66059View attachment 66060View attachment 66061View attachment 66062
Quite a list there BillNo photos - cars sort of in order...
Holden FE special sedan
1949 Standard Vanguard
1958 Standard Vanguard station wagon
Toyota Corolla Liftback - the worst car ever!
Pajero - the high roof one
Falcon XC V8 wagon
Reliant Scimitar SE5
Triton diesel double cab
Triton V6 double cab
1977 Porsche 930 turbo wide body
Nissan something or other
Landrover Discovery 3 diesel
Jeep Grand Cherokee
Kia Cerato GT
Ford Mustang FM 2017
The last two and the Jeep are still in the driveway...
BushmanHilux was the same as mine
Mine was a year old with low km when it got it, from memory was 12k new was around 16k, bit different now. I remember the canopy was joined to the cab with a boot, it was so noisy because the was no window in between, had to have one fitted, after that all good.Bushman
I loved that vehicle and it took us many places but when you reflect back gees it was uncomfortable even with the OME suspension. I remember when buying it I was offered Airconditioning for a cheap price but turned that down as unnecessary. Could not live without it now, but at least the Hilux did have power steering.
The photos on Fraser Island was the start of a honeymoon adventure that seen us travell for 4 months through Qld up to the Cape and everywhere in between.
Only sold it as the kids had arrived.
It seems a shame that I don’t have the Hilux but still have the wife, something must of gone wrong there.
Yep,my canopy was connected to the rear of the cab with a rubber boot too but I did have a sliding window installed. The boot rubbed the paint back to bear metalMine was a year old with low km when it got it, from memory was 12k new was around 16k, bit different now. I remember the canopy was joined to the cab with a boot, it was so noisy because the was no window in between, had to have one fitted, after that all good.
Mine didn't have A/C either