1980 Toyota 4x4 Short Bed Pickup
Original Medium Blue
2.2L SOHC four-cyl
1980 Toyota 4x4 Short Bed Pickup
•Most desired circle headlight, solid front axle 4x4 Toyota pickup in overall exceptional original condition•Same Wisconsin family owned Toyota from new until 2012•Sold new at Modern Motors in Fond Du Lac, Wisconsin on 04/08/1980•Recently on long term display at Toyota of Lakewood in Bradenton, Florida•All-original, third-generation pickup truck (First generation 4x4 US market truck)•Survivor truck and time capsule believed to be with fewer than 18,000 miles on the clock!•2.2L SOHC four-cylinder engine (code 20R)•Four-speed manual transmission with two-speed transfer case (code RF1A) and 4.375:1 gearing•Original Medium Blue exterior (code 857) and blue interior (code KF81)•Factory options include weather package, power steering, window package, tailgate panel, tilt steering column and ultra mirrors
•Dealer installed options include rustproof, undercoat, chrome step bumper, floor mats and driver and passenger lumbar supports•Sunroof and roll bar date to 1981; spare tire and wheel mounted in cargo bed•102.2-inch wheelbase, 72.2-inch cargo bed and 4,550 GVWR•Documentation includes the original new purchase contract, original title application, original tax receipt, original Wisconsin registration and original owner’s manual
How many 40-year-old overall original Toyota pickup trucks have you seen lately? Especially in this exceptional condition!? As Toyotas go, this one is a beautiful survivor and is now free of its Wisconsin time capsule and it reportedly has less than 18,000 actual miles! Sold new at Modern Motors in Fond Du Lac, Wisconsin on 04/08/1980 and traded in with a 1978 Ford Courier 2WD Pickup truck. The original Fond Du Lac family owned the truck for decades and sold it in 2012. Recently this fantastic example was on display in the showroom at Toyota of Lakewood in Bradenton, Florida. It is still included with the original new Toyota purchase contract, original Toyota title application, original dealer tax receipt, original Wisconsin registration and original owner’s manual.
Made in February 1980 in Japan, the truck left the assembly line with the following options – all weather package, power steering, window package, tailgate panel, tilt steering column and ultra mirrors. This example was originally purchased at Modern Motors in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin on April 8, 1980 and received the following dealer installed options - rustproof, undercoat, chrome step bumper, floor mats and driver and passenger lumbar supports. The sunroof and the roll bar date to 1981 and there’s a spare tire and wheel mounted in the cargo bed.
This Toyota short bed 4x4 is all original, save for the bench seat and the exhaust, which are the only things new. The truck has its overall original Medium Blue paint (code 857), decals, spark plugs, spark plug wires, hoses, drive belts, distributor cap, rotor and rubber cover.
The truck’s paint is in surprisingly great original condition overall, as its stripe package. Its bodywork is straight and solid, the engine bay is extremely tidy, the cargo bed is in very good order, the black, front bumper and chrome corrugated rear step bumpers look excellent.
The period correct BFGoodrich All-Terrain T/A tires, size 31x10.50R15LT at every corner. Each tire is mounted to an alloy wheel, with locking hubs up front. Note that these tires date back to 1986; we do not recommend driving high speed on them after the sale.
Under the hood is the original 2.2L SOHC four-cylinder engine (code 20R). The 20R and subsequent models featured important design changes relative to the earlier SOHC R-series engines. The head was changed from a reverse-flow to a crossflow type with hemispherical combustion chambers and shorter valve rockers. The timing chain was strengthened. The lower block bearings were strengthened against wear, safeguarding oil pressure, and the stroke was lengthened. The changes increased torque substantially and shifted peak power and torque towards the lower speed range. The later R series engines did much to establish Toyota's reputation for reliability, which had previously been indifferent at best.
Backing up the motor is a four-speed manual transmission with 4.375:1 differential in two-wheel drive. In four-wheel drive, both differentials have the same 4.375:1 ratio. There’s a two-speed transfer case with low and high ranges. Driver conveniences features include power steering, power brakes and tilt steering column.
Inside, there’s a new blue bench seat with a cutout for the floor-mounted shifter. There are also bladder pumps to control the seat’s lumbar support for driver and passenger: a luxury touch. A blue carpet complements the seat and the rest of the interior, including the matching headliner. A three-spoke steering wheel with a stitched vinyl cover is excellent. The inner door panels are in a similar state. The instrument panel features full instrumentation (for 1980) and idiot lights plus two additional gauges mounted beneath the dash. A factory AM/FM stereo and floor shifter, along the transfer case lever, complete the crisp and overall original interior.
Competition to this Toyota in 1980 included 4x4 versions of Chevrolet’s LUV, Datsun’s 720, Dodge’s Ram 50, Ford’s Courier, Mazda’s B2000 and Mitsubishi’s Mighty Max.
These early Toyota trucks are becoming rare commodities, especially with such reportedly low mileage. This is a must-see for Toyota and pickup truck collectors. For the rest of you, if you want another early round headlight Toyota 4x4 pickup or if you want to sample one for the first time, stop by MotoeXotica Classic Cars to look this one over, you will be hard pressed to find another example in similar original condition!
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This truck is currently located at our facility in St. Louis, Missouri. Current mileage on the odometer shows
17,811 miles. It is sold as is, where is, on a clean and clear, mileage exempt title.
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1980 Toyota 4x4 Short Bed Pickup•Most desired circle headlight, solid front axle 4x4 Toyota pickup in overall exceptional original condition•Same Wisconsin family owned Toyota from new until 2012•Sold new at Modern Motors in Fond Du Lac, Wisconsin on 04/08/1980•Recently on long term display at Toyota of Lakewood in Bradenton, Florida•All-original, third-generation pickup truck (First generation 4x4 US market truck)•Survivor truck and time capsule believed to be with fewer than 18,000 miles on the clock!•2.2L SOHC four-cylinder engine (code 20R