The Toyota Space Cruiser is no stranger to PetrolBlog. In fact, it has already made an appearance in the Whatever happened to? feature as well as a subsequent Real World Review. Well now it’s time for the Japanse MPV to complete its hattrick as we’ve just spotted a little gem on eBay.
To paraphrase a line from the musical version of War of the Worlds, you’d be forgiven for thinking the chances of finding a Space Cruiser in good condition would be a million to one. Over two decades of abuse and being central to family living will have taken its toll on one of the earliest forms of what we now refer to as an MPV. Endless trips to the drive-thru’, numerous rugby kits slung in the back, days at the seaside, boiled sweets, sick, slammed doors – it’s a wonder people carriers actually make it to their third birthday.
Which makes this Toyota Space Cruiser spotted on eBay quite a find. According to the description it has had just one previous owner since 1990 and has accumulated just 45,200 miles in the process. Heck, this thing isn’t even run-in.
The condition of the thing is quite remarkable, with the interior looking – to use a well-worn cliche – factory fresh. And the exterior highlights the importance of an overnight garage, which has clearly managed to keep the worst of the Cornish salt air at bay.
It comes with a fresh MOT and a recently completed trip to France and back under its belt.
Yes, the opening price of £1,750 is a little optimistic, but we’d hazard a guess that this is one of, if not the best Toyota Space Cruiser left in the UK. There are 94 manual Space Cruisers left on the road – many of which will be long past their sell-by-date having completed intergalactic miles and suffered years of torture at the hands of screaming children.
PetrolBlog wants this Space Cruiser more than just about every other car on eBay right now and the fact that it’s situated merely an hour away from PBHQ isn’t helping matters.
It takes some finding as it’s currently listed on eBay without a title or sub-description. This may explain why there have been no bids. Either that or it’s the over-ambitious price tag…
Still would though. Wouldn’t you?