Monday, September 9, 2019

MasterAce Space Cruiser: 1986 Toyota Van

In the late 1970s Toyota entered the light passenger van segment with a compact cab-over eraser shaped thing called the MasterAce. Actually, it was called the MasterAce in Japan and known as the Space Cruiser in Europe, the Tarango in Australia, but for the squares in North America it was only badged as the...wait for it...Toyota Van. Yup.  No fancy name, but all of the manual-gearbox, rear-drive, box-shaped goodness that comes wrapped in sweeeeeeeeeeeet 80s graphics. Find this 1986 Toyota Van offered for $5000 in Sacramento, CA via craigslist. Tip from Safety Fast.

From the seller:
1986 Toyota Van Wagon
cylinders: 4 cylinders
fuel: gas
paint color: silver
title status: clean
transmission: manual
type: van
1986 Toyota Van for sale, clean as they come inside and out.

Original 4Y-E engine (2.2L) with 170K miles. Engine runs strong, never overheats and easily cruises at 70+mph, really a blast to drive on the highway. 5 speed manual shifts smoothly. This is the 2WD version. Replaced entire power-steering system and various suspension parts this year, new windshield just installed. No fluid leaks.

California van its entire life, no major rust, no accidents, dings or body damage, clean title/current reg. Rare original silver/black paint job still in pretty good shape, 5 alloy wheels with good tires. Interior has some nice details such as factory-installed wood paneling, blue velvet headliner, RV style LED lighting. Two original rear bench seats that came with the van included if you want them. This van has been well cared for and is ready for your next road trip or custom project. $5000/obo.

Please email if you are interested or have any questions and include a phone number, thanks. 

 See a better way to drive the 80s?

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