The one-owner single-cab ute with just 94 miles (151km) on the odometer sells for the equivalent of $AU87,500.

A virtually brand-new single-cab Toyota HiLux has sold at Mecum’s Kissimmee 2022 auction in the US for the equivalent of $AU87,500. The final price of $US63,000 was well short of the upper end of the US$60,000-$80,000 estimate indicated prior to the auction.

The single-cab Toyota Pickup (as the US model is badged) – known in Australia as a HiLux – is powered by Toyota’s workhorse ’22R-E’ 2.4-litre inline four-cylinder petrol engine with 78kW and 184Nm. Drive is sent to all four wheels via a five-speed manual transmission.

Finished in optional Forest Green paint with period-correct decals, this mint example of Toyota’s iconic workhorse ute is pretty basic in terms of equipment. The interior is finished in grey cloth, with manual windows, and an AM/FM only stereo system without a cassette deck or CD player.

Also included in the sale of the one-owner, original-condition Pickup is ephemera such as the original owner’s manual and sales brochure.

The 2.4-litre petrol Toyota HiLux single-cab with a five-speed manual transmission cost $AU28,264 when new in Australia in 1993.

You can check out Mecum’s full description here.

Rob Margeit

Rob Margeit has been an automotive journalist for over 20 years, covering both motorsport and the car industry. Rob joined CarAdvice in 2016 after a long career at Australian Consolidated Press. Rob covers automotive news and car reviews while also writing in-depth feature articles on historically significant cars and auto manufacturers. He also loves discovering obscure models and researching their genesis and history.

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