Crumpy and Scottie original 1984 Toyota Hilux for sale

The original 1984 Toyota Hilux four wheel drive which featured in the Barry Crump and Scottie television commercials.
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The original 1984 Toyota Hilux four wheel drive which featured in the Barry Crump and Scottie television commercials.

One of New Zealands most famous utes is up for sale - the original 1984 Barry Crump and Scottie Hilux.

The yellow ute with the red and black panels caused a splash in 1984 when Barry Crump featured in the advertisement showing its mean four wheel driving skills.

"The incredible new Toyota Hilux four wheel drive. It's so good, it's frightening," was the slogan for the famous yellow ute. 

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Still bearing the original black number plates as seen in the television commercial, it is now listed for sale on Trade Me

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In the commercial, Scottie said the ute had some "beaut new features" which won't be so new now, but the ute is still in an untouched, original condition. 

The seller said the ute has been verified by Toyota as one of the vehicles used in the original campaign. 

Built in 1983, it was even the 33rd truck off the production line with the chassis number "000033".

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Described as a "serious opportunity" for a collector, the seller said the ute "absolutely hums along".

"This is a fantastic opportunity given its providence and connection to a fantastic advertising campaign and an iconic Kiwi especially with a feature length film due out soon," it said. 

Rumour even has it, after landing the first jump in the advertisement, it tore the rear axle out of the truck. 

If the prospect of owning the ute was not enough, it even comes with a surprise for the lucky buyer.

"Also comes complete with a copy of NZ Top Gear magazine who did a 5 page spread on the Ute back in 2012," the selling post said. 

 - Stuff

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