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Toyota Tacoma legacy: No. 1 million set for Mecum Auctions

James Raia

The 1 millionth Toyota Tacoma will offered at Mecum Auctions offerings at Monterey Auto Week.

Well into its mid-20s, it’s time for a Toyota Tacoma celebration. One truck fan may get the biggest gift — the one-millionth unit of the iconic small pickup truck. It was assembled Oct. 4, 2019, in San Antonio, Texas, and has been driven only 158 miles.

The truck, which may reach a value of $100,000, will be for sale during Mecum Auctions’ three-day presence at Monterey Auto Week, Aug. 12-14. A 1995 Toyota Tacoma cost between $17,000 and $19,000 new.

The 1 millionth Toyota Tacoma will offered at Mecum Auctions offerings at Monterey Auto Week.
The 1 millionth Toyota Tacoma will be offered at Mecum Auction’s three-day gathering at Monterey Auto Week.

Carrying lot #R285, the Army Green TRD Pro model will come with a letter from Toyota verifying its production number. That should help to solidify its value, as will the fact that this thing is nearly factory fresh.

Toyota Tacoma: 1 Millionth For 100K?

The trucks had a 3.5-liter V-6 engine, which produces 278 hp and 265 lb-ft of torque. It advances with a six-speed automatic transmission.

The TRD Pro model is equipped with Fox internal bypass shocks, 16-inch TRD alloy wheels, underbody skid plates, a more aggressive front facia and Rigid Industries LED fog lights.

as a replacement for the Hilux, which prior to this was marketed in the United States under the name Toyota Pickup. Compared with the Hilux, the Tacoma is engineered with a greater priority on ride quality, handling, comfort, and safety over ruggedness and payload capacity.

Beginning in 2018, the Tacoma has compiled its biggest sales years, including a record-high 248,810 in 2019. The truck’s sales volume in the United States in 2018 was 245,659. Last year, the year-end tally was 238,806. It’s the only three years the Tacoma has sold more than 200,000 units a year in the United States.

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Article Last Updated: July 5, 2021.

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