Curbside Outtake: 1994 Toyota Pickup With Optional Wood Front End

Toyota knew that places like Eugene had a very woodsy vibe, and that its pickups were the official truck of Eugene. So it made sense to cater to its most loyal patrons, in the form of an optional solid wood grille and bumper. Not many have survived, as our healing rains may keep rust away, but they don’t keep rot away. Quite the contrary.

So let’s take a closer look…


Toyota wasn’t going to do anyhting half-assed when it came to offering the wood package, and the careful attention to detail and high craftsmanship is all-too apparent. But then the Japanese have a very long and deep reputation as being the world’s greatest woodworkers.


Even the Toyota logo has been carefully crafted out of two contrasting wood species.


Unfortunately, this buyer did not also select the optional wood rear bumper.