Potential Purchase of the Week: 1996 Toyota Mega Cruiser – Rumor Central

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Potential Purchase of the Week: Toyota Mega Cruiser

nearly 50 years of production, Land Cruiser is nothing of an icon in the off-road world, but it the biggest, baddest SUV ever by the automaker. That honor to the rare Mega Cruiser two examples of which are apparently up for

If this looks like version of a Hummer H1, you#8217;re not far the mark. Although reportedly completely in-house by Toyota, the Cruiser was designed primarily as a vehicle, although Toyota a handful for public consumptions. It uncommon to see Mega Cruisers out as police vehicles, fire or mobile missile launchers but it was a spectacle to behold one used

as a family hauler.

All Mega Cruisers were with a full-time four-wheel-drive complete with locking center, and rear differentials. run-flat tires helped aid as did a whopping 16.5 inches of clearance, which blessed the Cruiser with an approach of 49 degrees and a departure angle of 45 To help aid maneuverability of the massive Toyota blessed the Mega with four-wheel steering.

Like the H1, the Mega Cruiser was with a turbo diesel, but in a different form. Instead of an aging GM diesel, power from Toyota#8217;s 4.1-liter I-4.

Rated at 150 horsepower and 280 of torque, the engine reportedly the 6400-pound 4#215;4 from mph in 20.6 seconds.

Why would I want one?

H1s themselves are pretty spectacular, but generally speaking #8212; are a common sight. Not so the Mega #8212; Toyota has never how many were built 1995 and 2002, but only a escaped life as a government-owned Although the chassis appears to into the interior like the H1, the design and materials appear to be a above what was incorporated in the of civilian Hummers.

Why can#8217;t I have one?

to it#8217;s young age, of these two 1996 Mega are eligible for importation into the and you#8217;ll have a heck of a getting it across the border a show and display exception. If interested in owning one, better have a place in country #8212; Canada, for #8212; where importation are relaxed.

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