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For Sale: Overland Landcruiser Prado "Ruth" - Addis Ababa, September 2012

Hi,
We are about to set off from Lusaka, Zambia to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia in our overland Landcruiser Prado. We are planning to arrive in Addis Ababa in late September 2012 and are seeking a buyer for this trusty 4x4.

To see more please visit our website:
Overland Ruth

Summary Specifications:
Make: Toyota
Model: Landcruiser Prado KZJ78
Year: 1994
Engine: 1KZT-E 3L Turbo Diesel (2982cc)
Fuel: Diesel
Fuel Capacity: 80L (180L with Jerry Cans)
Transmission: Automatic
Kilometers: 205,000Km (estimated at point of sale)
Drive: Right Hand Drive
Country of Registration: Zambia

Price: $15,000 USD
Pickup Date: Late September 2012
Pickup Location: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Contact: overlandruth@gmail.com

Modifications (summary with detail below):
- Garmin Nuvi 205W GPS with Tracks4Africa 11.10 Maps.
- 2" Ironman 4x4 Suspension Lift Kit (with steering damper) fitted at 172,000Km in Zambia.
- 4x BF Goodich Mud Terrain T/A KM2 Tyres (fitted at 180,000Km in Namibia) with Locking Wheel Nuts
- 2x Falken Landair/AT Traction spare tyres (one on rear and one on roof)
- Eezi-Awn Jazz Tent 1.2m (fitted at 180,000Km in Nambia) Better product photos here
- Custom Roof Rack with 2x Lockable 20L Jerry Can Holders
- 5x 20L Jerry Cans (including two on roof) bringing total fuel capacity to 180L
- Dual Battery System with Exide Starting and Exide 100aH Deep Cycle Battery with Redarc SBI12 Isolator
- 40L Engel 12/240V Refrigerator
- 12-240V 300W Pure Sine Wave Inverter (for charging Laptops/Cameras/Phones/iPod on the go)
- Safari Snorkel Clone
- Aussie Locker XD-20830 Auto Locking Differential in Rear
- Hella 700FF Spotlights mounted on Front Bumper (extra large and super bright)
- Braii (BBQ) which mounts to rear spare tyre
- 35% Tinting on all windows except Windscreen (to stop people looking in)
- Manual Locking Hubs to replace the factory electric ones which have a history of failure.
- Safety Equipment: Fire Extinguisher and Triangles
- Shovel

Cheers,
Mike
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Good luck with your sale.

Pls drop me a line if you need/want assistance in selling your vehicle.
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New Cylinder Head

As an exciting addition to the car we have now fitted a new Cylinder Head as our's suffered the infamous early 1KZ-TE head cracking. This is being fitted today at ~190,000Km.

We are using a genuine Toyota head which should be the later casting which I believe was slightly modified from the 1994-era heads to increase durability.

Amazingly one of the 1994 Prados which we were going to 'borrow' the head from came off the boat from Japan into Zambia with a cracked head (found under pressure testing) so be careful with the 1KZ-TE. How they managed to crack the head in Japan is a mystery to me.

Cheers,
Mike
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Change of Availability

Hi guys,
We have just driven the 5,000Km from Lusaka, Zambia to Dar es Salaam via Malawi and Northern Mozambique.

We are considering making the car available in Nairobi if that would increase the appeal of this vehicle.

Please let me know via link on website.

Cheers,
Mike
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New Radiator

Hi guys,
We have just come down from Kilimanjaro and whilst in Arusha, Tanzania we managed to find a new genuine radiator (part number 16400-67030).

After spending so much on replacing the cylinder head we decided it was worth it to redo the radiator too as it is a more permanent solution to the problem.

Please note that we have not overheated the engine since the new cylinder head was fitted this is a prevention only.

Car is still available.

Cheers,
Mike
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Back to Zambia

Hi,
We haven't had much success trying to sell outside of Zambia so we will do the long drive back from Nairobi to Lusaka.

This car will be available in Zambia in early-mid September if anyone is interested.

Cheers,
Mike
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Garmin

Hi Mike, I assume your truck is in Addis and still for sale ? I am here in Addis looking to buy a garmin GPS ( mine was stolen) are you interested in selling yours ? Anton
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