eBay Up for sale here is a 1988 Isuzu Trooper 4-door - comes with an '89 Trooper 2-door parts vehicle! FEEL FREE TO MAKE AN OFFER FOR JUST THE RED/WHITE '88 THAT RUNS/DRIVES, THE RED '89 FOR PARTS, OR FOR THE WHOLE PACKAGE.
THE RED/WHITE 1988 TROOPER:
2.6L 4-cylinder, 4x4, 5-speed manual. The '88 was a daily driver up until a few months back. Vehicle came from GA, and spent most of it's life in the South - this is why it's in such pristine condition for it's age. Undercarriage is PERFECT! Some minor surface rust starting on the body in a couple spots - no rot at all! Vehicle was put on a lift every fall and oiled down to protect it from road salt.
Runs and drives perfect! Lots of work done over the past 3 years - timing belt, oil pump, crank seal, belts, hoses, vacuum line repairs, ball joints, CV axles, tires (comes with another set of fairly new all season tires), and much more I've forgotten about. Has new Firestone Winterforce snow tires on it now. Thing drives beautifully, stops perfect, and fires right up no matter how long it sits. Doors open and close SUPER easy! It's a joy to own and drive.
Needs power steering leaks fixed - have to keep adding fluid (believe the steering box seals have hardened). Emergency brakes have been repaired several times - ongoing issue with crap quality cables. A/C does NOT work - will need complete overhaul. EDIT: Also there is a potential driver's side hub issue - when in 4x4, if you are on a steep hill, or put a big load on the from driveline, it skips occasionally, like splines are stripped. I saw no metal flakes or damage last time they were apart, however. Not sure what the issue is there. The circlip in there is an aftermarket one, so it may just be the wrong size/thickness. 4x4 still works, but that sound doesn't sound good.
THE 1989 RED PARTS TROOPER:
TONS of spare parts here! I have a box full, plus a pile of parts inside. The parts Trooper ran and drove in 2015. Was used in NY as a plow truck. Body is great, but the undercarriage is extremely rough - the frame rusted in half, and sent the engine fan into the radiator when the engine mount tore loose. I heard it run a year and a half ago - sounded like it had a dead cylinder, possibly from overheating due to the fan incident. The rear end has been gutted, but the shell is there. 5-speed tranny and transfer case still installed in the truck. EXCELLENT wheels - 5 OE alloy mags! So many extra parts I've lost track - most aren't pictured.
The owner was in the process of removing the dash from the parts vehicle to install it in the '88 (front seats have already been swapped - bench seat is in back of the '89, not installed), when he became seriously ill - he loves this truck and would've kept it forever, but medical issues force it's sale.
Anything pictured in either vehicle that is not parts will be removed (paper towels, tools, etc.)
Don't miss this chance to have a great, classic Trooper and a mountain of parts to keep it going for years to come!
Paypal deposit of $50 due immediately upon purchase - remainder to be paid cash in person.
Can deliver either one - fee based on distance. Can deliver both, one at a time, but it will be cheaper for you to hire a hauler, unless you're around western-central MA. Closer will be roughly $1.50 per mile, farther about $1 per mile, based on information off of Mapquest from my zip to yours (factoring in tolls with trailer, and current premium fuel costs for a gas pickup - truck knocks BAD when towing, so have to run premium). I have a winch on my trailer, and can pull the '89 parts Trooper up on it no problem, but may need assistance removing it at your destination. Come with your trailer for the '88, and I'll follow you back home with the '89, same day (EXCEPT SUNDAY, or any road trip that includes SUNDAY).
LAST SIX PICS ARE OF THE '89 PARTS TROOPER:
I've done my best to describe this thing to the best of my memory - since it is not mine, I may have forgotten to mention some things, or some parts it comes with.
DON'T WAIT - due to high listing costs, this ad WILL NOT be on eBay ever again. Will be taken down the night of 10/17/18.
If interested, call 508-867-9137
Thanks for looking & have a good one!
|“ROT FREE southern truck! Driven in MA about 4 years, rest of time it sat parked. Lots of new parts.” |
| Year: || 1988 || VIN (Vehicle Identification Number): || JACCH58E9J7911003 |
| Mileage: || 226,112 || Transmission: || Manual |
| Make: || Isuzu || Vehicle Title: || Clear |
| Model: || Trooper || Options: || 4-Wheel Drive |
| Engine: || 2.6 || Power Options: || Air Conditioning |
| Drive Type: || 4WD || For Sale By: || Private Seller |
| Drive Side: || Left-hand drive || Number of Cylinders: || 4 |