1981 Toyota TREKKER 4WD ULTRA RARE Toyota's 1st pickup based SUV 22R Engine

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  • Make: Toyota
  • Model: 4Runner
  • SubModel: Trekker
  • Type: Trekker
  • Trim: Trekker SR-5
  • Year: 1981
  • Mileage: 100,467
  • VIN: JT4RN38D9B0003256
  • Color: Black
  • Engine size: 22r
  • Number of cylinders: 4
  • Power options: Power Steering
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Drive type: 4WD
  • Interior color: Burgundy
  • Options: 4-Wheel Drive, Cassette Player
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
  • Location: Hustisford, Wisconsin, United States


We are pleased to offer our 1981 Toyota Trekker for sale.

Few Toyota fans know that the 1981 Toyota Trekker 4WD Pickup was the brainchild of Brookfield, Wisconsin’s very own Jack Safro. The concept was approved by Toyota and executed in collaboration between long-time Toyota dealer Safro, whose son John is known as the authority on the model, and Winnebago Industries, Inc. Based on the Hilux 4x4 Pick up, the Trekker was outfitted with a 4 piece fiberglass rear body and extra seating to appeal to the SUV market, and was quite a success with over 1,200 units sold in a 2 year period over three model years. The Trekker was also, forgive the play on words, the forerunner to Toyota’s wildly successful 4Runner that was introduced in 1984.
This Wisconsin native Trekker has been reborn with the style of the eighty’s off road craze. It was given a frame-on restoration that has returned it to it's glory, to the extent that any Toyota dealer would be proud to display it in his showroom. The custom interior includes many driver and passenger comforts, reclining bucket seats, center console, power steering and brakes, SR-5 gauges, stereo system, intermittent wipers and tinted glass. Driven by the reliable and economical 22R SOHC 4 cylinder engine. The performance engine rebuild includes a Weber carb, a 20R head for higher compression(This is an old school Toyota mechanics' trick!), custom intake manifold, performance camshaft and header provide plenty of additional power. It has only been driven test miles since completion.

  • -These mid-80s Toyotas were terrific vehicles of great quality and unheard-of reliability, and this particular example is a wonderful testimony.
  • - Jack Safro of Jack Safro Toyota conceived the Trekker due to the Land Cruiser FJ40 being discontinued.
  • - Production approved by Toyota in collaboration with Safro and Winnebago Industries
  • - The Trekker was produced from 1981-1983 with only 1200 units built
  • -There is even a magazine article written about the first test drive
  • - Very few exist in running condition today
  • - Frame on restoration started with a relatively clean Wisconsin Trekker, minor rust repair was performed
  • - Restored true to the 80’s off-road craze
  • - Jet Black with custom burgundy award winning interior
  • - High Performance 133.6 /175 HP SOHC 4 cylinder engine, Weber Carb and intake, Exhaust header, performance cam
  • - SR-5 trim model, bucket seats, flush fold down rear seat
  • - Power steering, Power brakes, Stereo, Tinted glass, Intermittent wipers, gauge package
  • - Hand built suspension lift
  • - 33x10.50x15 B.F.Goodrich Tires and Chrome Mod Wheels are brand new

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At Johnny Safro’s Investment Cars, LLC, we pride ourselves on providing quality, “Investment Grade” to “Daily Drivers” Unique Vehicles. We truly enjoy the varied inventory in our Collection. Currently spanning 100 years! From a 1912 Metz Special Roadster to a 2012 Mini Cooper S. We tend to lean towards Toyota’s and Ford’s. Over the 39 years that we have been in the industry from award Winning Restorations, Racing Operations, Off Roading, Aftermarket Programs, Sponsorships & Marketing, Auction Services, Logistics and Dealership Management, we are always in tune with the industry trends. We also provide Collection Management and Fund Raising. We work hard to have a Good Reputation in the industry.

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