Space Cruiser: 1985 Toyota Van LE

Toyota sold their awesome TownAce/MasterAce R20/R30 van with the names Toyota Space Cruiser in parts of Europe, but for whatever reason it was called the Toyota Van for the US Market.  Really? I demand European import Space Cruiser badges for my rear drive oddball!  Find 1985 Toyota Van LE offered for $4999 in San Francisco, CA via craigslist. Tip from FuelTruck.

From the seller:

If there is a cleaner deluxe van out there, I haven’t seen it. This is the Luxury Edition with all the bells and whistles. 

Power windows, 

Power mirrors, 


Huge moonroof, 

Cruise control,

Wiper and defrost on back window. 

Factory icebox

The nice rims. 

Seats fold down into a comfy bed.

Front and rear air conditioning.

New stereo with bluetooth, usb etc.

It’s so effing great. I’m serious. I love it.

It has few very minor dings. Hard to believe this thing is 32 years old. I was planning on making this a full time camper but I just couldn’t bring myself to change anything since it was preserved so well. Plus I have another 1987 and I bought a Ram Promaster. I can’t be a van hoarder as much as I wanna be.

But, yeah, I’m sad to see it go. I have been in denial about it. I parked it in the driveway in late 2015 then forgot, then neglected to renew registration. It sat for a year and I finally realized I need to let it go to someone who will use and appreciate it for how awesome it is. It will need to be smogged. It passed last time so… Still starts right up and drives great. If I get it smogged and registered myself, I’ll likely want to keep it. I am avoiding doing so to avoid the temptation.

The pictures don’t do it justice. Come take a look. I will be lowering the price once a week until it is sold.

See a better way to go cruising?