1987 Toyota 4Runner SR5 Turbo


1987 Toyota 4Runner SR5 Turbo – Turbocharged 2.4L 4 Cyl, Auto, 4×4, Removable Top, Highly Collectible, RARE, Only 95k Miles!

Deposit : $500.00 Per item



1987 Toyota 4Runner SR5 Turbo – The first-generation Toyota 4Runner is amazing and beloved, but there was one major issue—it was laughably slow. The 0-60 time was pathetic, in the neighborhood of 15+ seconds. But Toyota had a cure: Turbo power! Produced for only two years from 1986 to 1987, the 4Runner Turbo was Toyota’s answer to complaints that the truck was basically a tortoise that drank gas. Those complaints were justified. The original carbureted 2.4L 22R inline-four only had 100 horsepower—not nearly enough power for the 3700-pound truck. By adding a turbo to the legendary fuel-injected 22R-E, Toyota increased the 4Runner’s output to 135 hp and 173 lb-ft of torque, enough power to make it comfortable on highways. This was the only 4Runner ever sold in North America with forced induction from the factory. Its bulletproof reputation makes the 22R-TE highly desirable, but it is tough to find one with which the owner is willing to part. Production numbers are scarce for the first-generation 4Runner, so it’s difficult to know how many Turbos were produced, but they are indeed rare. To give you an idea, less than one-half of one percent of the first-generation 4Runners that Hagerty insures have the 22R-TE turbo engine. Because of this scarcity, Turbo 4Runners are insured at an average of 2.5 times the value of a standard 22R-powered 4Runner. The first-gen 4Runner, produced from 1984 to 1989, has been a Toyota fan favorite since its release. Amidst the recent boom in the 4Runner’s popularity, prices have moved past the point of accessibility for many enthusiasts just looking for a cool truck to mess around with. Since last year, Hagerty’s volume of insurance quotes for first-generation 4Runners have increased 25 percent, with a 42 percent increase in the total number added to policies. A few recent sales over $20,000 for #3-condition (Good), original 4Runners have helped solidify it as a true modern collector car.

Think about the SUV choices you had in the late 80s. You quickly realize how cool the 4Runner was at that time and why there is such a strong following today. It’s iconic good looks as well as it’s ability to transform into a two door pickup made it an instant collector vehicle! While this example is an older restoration with a few cosmetic needs to be perfect, it is surely the only rare, 1st Gen Turbo model on the market with under 100k miles. Everything mechanical seems to be working as it should so she’s ready to cruise while sprucing up. Features and options include; Turbocharged 2.4L 4 Cyl, Auto, 4WD, Removable Top, Gray Cloth Buckets, A/C, Center Console Storage, Chrome Grille/Bumpers, Cruise Control, Cloth Floormats, Power Windows/Locks/Mirrors, Power R. Window, Rear Window Defrost, Chrome Running Boards, Rollbar, Factory AM/FM/Cassette w/ EQ, Tilt Steering, Tinted Glass, Spare Tire, 15″ Factory Alloy Wheels, and Thick Nexen 235/75/R15 Tires! This is a rare opportunity to own a future classics that only needs a little TLC to be a great investment!