1997 Toyota Hilux Surf SSR-V:

The Toyota Hilux Surf, also known as the Toyota 4Runner in certain markets, has been in production since 1984, offering a durable and off-road-capable mid-size SUV. The third generation of the Toyota Hilux Surf, produced from 1995 to 1998, was particularly renowned for its robustness. Its exterior design was characterized by a rugged, boxy appearance, featuring sharp edges and a notable ground clearance. The model was available in various trims, and the specific one we are discussing here is the SSR-X variant. This particular model looks stunning in Toyota’s original red finish, exhibiting only minimal imperfections typically associated with road use. This 1997 Toyota Hilux Surf in striking red paint is a timeless classic that has captivated automotive enthusiasts for decades. With its iconic design, reliable performance, and a rich history, this SUV continues to be a beloved choice among adventure seekers and off-road enthusiasts. This particular model, equipped with an automatic transmission and boasting 263,000 kilometers on the odometer, carries with it the stories of countless adventures and remains a testament to Toyota’s enduring legacy.

The 1997 Toyota Hilux Surf features a rugged and boxy design that epitomizes the era’s SUV styling. The striking red exterior paint in combination with some authentic OEM decals and Japanese stickers, adds a touch of personality to this timeless classic. The Hilux surf is one of the few vehicles that has a counterpart that did insanely well in the states. The reason for that is largely due to the capabilities and the style of this SUV. It truly has a classic exterior design and has stood the test of time. The classic Hilux Surf emblem on the rear hatch serves as a nod to its legendary heritage. The 1KZ-TE 3.0L Turbo Diesel engine that this vehicle is equipped with is incredibly famous for a reason. These engines are notoriously indestructible and will last for your children’s children. All in all, this Hilux Surf is a great option in terms of reliability and in style.

Stepping inside this Hilux Surf’s cabin is like entering a time capsule from the late ’90s. The interior design is functional and straightforward, prioritizing durability and utility. Overall the interior condition of this particular vehicle has been kept very well. There are very few imperfections in the cloth seats. The spacious cabin can comfortably accommodate five passengers, making it ideal for family trips or outdoor adventures with friends. The automatic transmission provides a hassle-free driving experience, and the comfortable cloth seats offer ample support during long journeys.


– 1KZ-TE Turbo Diesel Engine

– Automatic Transmission

– Selectable 4-Wheel-Drive

– SSR-X Limited Trim Package

J-Spec Auto

VADLR $299 Processing Fee. This Toyota Hilux Surf has a legal Virginia State Title, all the import paperwork, and is ready to be registered in your state. California residents will have to research whether or not they can register this vehicle. The vehicle is subject to State Inspection prior to being plated. This vehicle is sold AS-IS This is a used vehicle imported from Japan. Many Japanese imports in the USA are purchased at auction, where they undergo a thorough checkover prior to sale. We have attached a full vehicle history report from Japan including full auction documentation, mileage records, and more. Please see the attached PDF to view the complete history on this Hilux.