The craigslist ad shows "V6" as the engine, but the Hilux was only available with 4-cylinder engines until the 1988 debut of the 3.0L 3VZ-E V6, colloquially known as the "3.slow." If that's truly what is in this '85, then it's been swapped. Or perhaps this isn't an '85 model year at all. Do your homework, prospective buyers.
As long as it runs well and the paint & restoration work is decent, the drivetrain isn't really important. It's the overall aesthetic of the thing. Sure, you could likely build your own replica for less than $17k but clean '85s are getting difficult to find - and quality paint & body work isn't cheap.
Considering (if it's true) that this particular truck was used in some 30th anniversary festivities such as a Las Vegas parade and a Hollywood Bowl movie showing, it's likely good enough to pass for the real thing. By the way, the real thing was found in 2013 and restored...see its facebook page here. I'm just glad it's not festering in that hideous orange paint job anymore.
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