5k: Turbo Diesel F010: 1986 Toyota Camry-amino

It has been a good week for custom El Camino lovers, first the Porsche 92-Ute featured this morning and now this Toyota Camry diesel came to us from a tip from Charles D.  The V10 generation Toyota Camry was available with a diesel engine, but it was never available as a pickup truck.  However, if you are in the market for a cheap used light duty diesel pickup…it doesn’t get much cooler than this.  Find this 1986 Toyota Camry-amino diesel for sale in Galax, VA for $3,600 via craigslist.

The Toyota Camry was sold in the US market as a 4-door sedan and 5-door liftback.  This one has been converted into a small pickup and aside from being front wheel drive, it is probably very usable compared to a similar vintage small pickup.  The 2.0 liter 2C-TL turbo diesel is good for 88 horsepower, but should return phenomenal fuel economy.

A quick glance at the rear end of this Camry-amino shows that the tailgate doesn’t drop down, so it will be difficult to load large items like riding mowers or go-karts into the back, but keeping the stock taillights and maintaining some frame rigidity makes sense. 

See a Toyotachero that will get better fuel economy?  Not bloody likely.  tips@dailyturismo.com