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July 27, 2017 Update

Micro Vans!

It has been a busy couple of weeks here at the shop what with getting new inventory at the shop and then selling like crazy.  I wanted to talk today about the little micro vans we have in the shop.  Using basically the same platform and engine (660cc) as the little trucks, these micro vans are really useful little vehicles and, with their covered cargo area, really nice for the Pacific Northwest during the rainy months.  We have two which we would consider more the cargo type of van and two which are thought of as family vans in Japan.  One of the cargo vans is a 1991 rear wheel drive Honda Acty.  This one is equipped with double sliding rear doors (as all micro vans have), four-speed transmission and a/c.  I consider this more of a “cargo” van since it has the vinyl interior and rubber floor mats so hauling things around is not [...]

1990 Toyota Liteace Limited Edition GLX Van – $7000

2.0 liter turbo-diesel, 5-speed, RWD
  • July 27, 2017
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Very nice Toyota Liteace Limited Edition GLX van CM30-0041290.  With its five-speed transmission and 2 liter turbo diesel engine it is not only a powerful, but also economical van.  A unique feature of this van is that the second row seats swivel 180 degrees and there is a folding jump seat so seating seven people is not a problem.  Also, the rear two rows of seats fold flat to form a full-sized bed for any camping excursion you might want to do.  Alloy wheels and two-tone paint with full carpeting and cloth interior make this a very nice family van for all occasions.  And, with an estimated 25 mpg you don’t have to worry about full economy.  Priced at $7000 plus tax, title and license (Washington residents only).  We work with licensed transport companies so getting this van to you would not be an issue (at your expense).

1991 Honda Acty micro-van

4-speed micro van with a/c

Need a small utility van with Honda reliability?  This 660cc rear-wheel drive vehicle could be just the thing for you.  The four speed transmission is perfect for around town or for a cabin or utility uses.  The back seat folds down and there is plenty of carrying capacity (with around 500 pound load limit).  And, with 40-45 mpg it will go a long distance between fill-ups.  Please note that with all micro vans, the Japanese did not put rear seat belts in any of them so using a micro van to transport small children is not recommended.

Will share more info once we have it in hand and have checked it out. More info from Wikipedia Honda Acty The second generation Acty was launched in March 1988 with the introduction of the Honda E05 engine, with an additional cylinder added, making it a 547 cc 3-cylinder with SOHC. The engine is rated 34 PS (25 kW) at 5500 rpm and [...]

1992 Daihatsu Atrai Kei Van

5-speed transmission, low mileage

This little rear-wheel drive Daihatsu micro-van is in really nice condition – perfect for the daily commute or weekend camping trips.  With it’s 660cc engine coupled with a five-speed transmission it is perfectly capable of highway speeds.  And, with only 105,000 kilometers (roughly 65,243 miles) it has plenty of life in it.  And, with the double sliding rear doors (with roll up windows) and a rear seat which folds up completely you have plenty of cargo space.  Please note that with all micro vans, the Japanese did not put rear seat belts in any of them so using a micro van to transport small children is not recommended.  Priced at $4950 plus tax, title and license (Washington residents only).

We also work with licensed transport services so we can ship this Atrai just about anywhere (at your expense).

1991 Toyota Liteace Truck with 350kg lift-gate

2 liter diesel with 5 speed column shift
  • July 24, 2017
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A nice small cabover truck with Toyota reliability and ability to carry about 1-ton plus 350kg lift-gate. Perfect utility or farm/ranch/cabin vehicle that’s comfortable up to highway speeds (55-60pmh).  Five speed manual transmission (on the column) with RWD delivers 30 mpg under normal conditions and the ability to carry three (small) people in the cabin.  With only 73,000 kilometers (roughly 43,000 miles) this truck has a lot of life left in it. Priced at $5950 plus tax, title and license (Washington residents only).

1989 Suzuki Jimny 4×4 Tin-Top

micro tin-top Samurai - 550cc three cylinder turbo-charged intercooled

Talk about Jurassic Park!  This Suzuki Jimny was transformed. New tires and shocks – runs and drives well – great basis for off-roader that you can still take on the road. Geared for about 60 MPH – comfortable at 50-55 MPH. Odometer indicates roughly 18,700 miles.

We have a couple licensed transporters we work with so you can have it shipped just about anywhere.

1991 Mitsubishi Minicab Super DX Van

4wd, 4 speed, great utility van

This little 660cc micro Kei van with only 29,194 kilometers (around 18,140 miles) and its estimated 40-45 mph is a great little 4-wheel drive utility van for work, cab, or around town.  With its 4-speed manual transmission it is happy cruising along all day at 40-45 mph and, in a pinch, can be taken for short distances (hop on and hop off) the freeway.  Not up to our usual standards in terms of a few very small dents and needing a little interior love, this van is priced at $3750 plus tax, title and license (Washington residents only).  Dents and interior aside, this little van starts right up and runs great.

1991 Mitsubishi Minicab Bravo Van

5-Speed Transmission and A/C

1991 Mitsubishi Minicab Bravo Van.  A very nice little silver unique Kei van.  Unlike a lot of our vans which have been used in industries, this is what is referred to as a “family” van in Japan with grey cloth seats, full carpeting and even has side curtains for those camping trips.  Perfect for around town, but with it’s 5-speed transmission the little 660cc engine cruises along nicely at 60-65 miles per hour so highway speeds are not a problem and it has a 40-45 mpg capability.  Split rear folding seats add to its versatility.  Only as 129,240 kilometers (roughly 80,000 miles) so plenty of life left on this vehicle.  This is a rear-wheel drive van and not the 4-wheel drive often used in plants.  Priced at only $5,250 plus tax, title and license (Washington residents only).  We can work with any shipping company you chose to have it shipped pretty much anywhere.

1990 Mitsubishi Minicab Dump Truck

Selectable 2WD and 4WD transmission. Great little Kei truck.

1990 Silver Mitsubishi Minicab Dump Truck.  This little truck with it’s hydraulic lift and 4-speed transmission is an economical plant, farm, ranch or cabin vehicle.  With roughly 70,000 kilometers (around 43,000 miles) it has a lot of life left in it and with MPG between 40-45 it takes a lot of trips before heading back to the gas station. Fully street-legal, it’s a perfect truck for the townhouse or the ranch.

The truck has recently been fitted with new tires and is ready for work. Come check it out today!


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