Importing Dream Vehicle (Toyota Troopy)

Mrf

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Hello all.
Over the last 2 years I have been wanting to import a Toyota Troop Carrier. There is just something about it that I love.

So I know that the vehicle has to be 25+ to import and I am ready to get serious. I am currently located in Dallas Texas and I am wanting to get a LHD vehicle.

I am curious how you find someone to help source a vehicle and what website y'all use to browse vehicles for sale in countries that offer the Troopy in LHD configurations.
 

joekatana

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I have a 1995 HZJ75 troopy that I have been using in Europe for a while now . Next year in October it turns 25 and will be coming to the US . I might even install a pop top on it before shipping it.

It all depends on your budget and what you want in/on that cruiser.

It is pretty hard to find a good used 25 year old cruiser in Europe and the nice ones don’t stay for sale long.
 

Mrf

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I have a 1995 HZJ75 troopy that I have been using in Europe for a while now . Next year in October it turns 25 and will be coming to the US . I might even install a pop top on it before shipping it.

It all depends on your budget and what you want in/on that cruiser.

It is pretty hard to find a good used 25 year old cruiser in Europe and the nice ones don’t stay for sale long.

Thanks for your reply Joekatana and recordation SteveJackson.

Joekatana, woud a budget of 30K USD be reasonable or am I shooting too low? Also, did you fly out there and buy it yourself or go through someone you knew?
 

joekatana

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Thanks for your reply Joekatana and recordation SteveJackson.

Joekatana, woud a budget of 30K USD be reasonable or am I shooting too low? Also, did you fly out there and buy it yourself or go through someone you knew?
I grew up in Europe and am buying cruisers all the time , I have about a dozen of them overthere waiting on their 25th Birthday.

30k will get you a troopy for sure it just depends on what model , year and condition you are trying to get .
 

Mrf

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Thank you all for the words of wisdom!

I lived a short time in England so if I don't find an importer I plan on taking a "family vacation"out there and visit some other countries while there.
 
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@joekatana I assume you plan on selling them once you’ve imported? I’d be interested in talking to you to see if you’ve got anything I would be interested in. I’m originally from Austria, and also currently on the look, but have missed out on a few. Please PM me
 
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They pop up on occasion in GCC countries as well i grabbed swb troop carrier in 2017 and shipped home last year from middle east very few diesels though if thats what you are after
 
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@TonyP yes sir. search my history for pics. 7pax. bench seat in front, 2 jump seats in rear on each side for 2 pax ea.

actually keep jump seats folded up for now, and use it on the farm like a van.
 
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I am importing some TLCs from Bogota, Colombia and surrounding areas. I have 2 local teams on the ground for specufic request. PM me if you would like to know more.
 
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