This Restored 1987 Toyota Pickup Truck Will Have You Rolling Like a McFly
It may not be quite the right color, but it has the right look.
If you were an impressionable youth in the 1980s, you likely thought that Marty McFly's Toyota SR5 pickup truck in the movie Back to the Future was just about the raddest off-roader, uh, on the road. Painted glossy black with a lift kit, roll bar, and plenty of extra lights, we liked it even more than Marty's parents' posh BMW 733i that Biff is hired to apply two coats of wax to.
Some three decades later, you can make the dream (almost) a reality with this 1987 Toyota pickup truck offered at Barrett-Jackson's 2019 Las Vegas auction, October 3-5, at the Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino. The truck will be auctioned to the highest bidder without reserve, but it isn't quite the spitting image of the BTTF truck. Besides being two years later in production, this Toyota doesn't appear to be an SR5, standing for "Sport Rally 5-speed." Instead, this one has an automatic transmission but it does have a 2.4-liter 22RE fuel-injected, four-cylinder engine good for about 105 horsepower and 136 lb-ft of torque—not much by today's standards, but about as good as it got in 1987.
Barrett-Jackson says this Toyota has been treated to a cosmetic restoration and we're liking the BTTF-esque roll bar mounted behind the cab and the sweet KC auxiliary lighting mounted to it. The gray (not black) paint is said to be new along with the freshly redone interior. BF Goodrich All-Terrain tires on chrome wheels round out the package. No indication of current mileage, but we wouldn't be surprised if it's far lower than the 200,000-plus miles we're used to seeing on Toyota trucks of this vintage.
How much to pay? We'd guess if this Toyota runs and drives as well as it looks, a high-bid well into the teens wouldn't be unusual. Collectors have gravitated to older SUVs and trucks in recent years and this Toyota is a 1980s icon. It's going across the Barrett-Jackson block on Friday, October 4, as lot number 337, so be sure to tune in to MotorTrend Network to watch the live broadcast to find out its fate.