The Toyota Bandeirante isn’t exactly the rarest ride on the planet. However, it’s rare to see one on the roadways of the US. The vehicle was built by Toyota’s Brazilian subsidiary from 1962 to 2001, boasting a long production life thanks to being based on the original Land Cruiser platform. The Bandeirante used a Mercedes-Benz diesel four-cylinder, rocking a four-passenger cab with a shorter pickup bed.
Today we get a look at a beautiful 1992 Toyota OJ55 Bandeirante Truck, which is currently up for auction. This stunning machine came to the United States with just 40,000 miles on the odometer. Since its arrival, it has undergone a frame-off restoration by Overland Imports, rocking a two-tone white and Heath grey colorway.
The chassis is coated in black rust-proof epoxy paint, and the interior was retooled as well. Inside the vehicle features saddle-colored vinyl, bringing things back to their original glory. The electrical wiring has been redone and brought up to standard, as well.
This vehicle is an incredible example of one of the world’s best and time-tested SUVs. This beautiful Bandeirante is currently up for auction on AutoHunter. Take a closer look at the ride in the images below and place your bid asap! While you’re at it, be sure to keep an eye on our auto section for more classics, customs, and new rides!
Photos via AutoHunter