It’s shots like this that really define the essence of CC: old vehicles still earning their keep. There’s still quite a fair number of these RN20 generation Hiluxes (1973-1977) at work here. They were still called Hilux in the US through the 1975 model year, but for 1976, the name changed to “Toyota Truck”, while the rest of the world kept getting Hiluxes. Understandable, really, and it represents the growing importance of Toyota Motor North America, which increasingly influenced the manufacturing, sales and marketing of Toyotas in NA. And “truck” does rather define this more than “Hilux”. And although I can’t make out the exact year, it sure is still working like a truck.
– November 25, 2013