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1989 T3 Tristar   Price: 27900
1989 T3 Tristar

Very rare unit. Those looking for a Tristar will know what the specifications of what makes a Tristar a Tristar for those that don't please take the time review Patrik's great site here:


This particular Tristar is a very rare Canadian specification model. 2.1L MV, auto. PS, PB, PM and PW. It spent 95% of it's life in the dry interior of beautiful British Columbia and wasn't exposed to salt. The body and chassis will attest to that. I've spent my life around cars and have been around dozens of "Cali" cars and this chassis looks identical to that standard. The odometer shows 16xxx kms but is only 5 digits. I've run a car proof report on it and it was reported as 116xxx kms (72K miles). The truck has a clean clear history, no accidents or anything undesirable. I can email this report to interested parties. There is only one entry of KMs reported so I cannot confirm nor refute the KMs.

It starts, runs and drives great. The engine has 2 newer cylinder heads and cooling system service. Recently (post photos) it received a complete tune up; all fuel injection hoses with proper rated hose and FI clamps; all fluids (brake, coolant, engine oil and trans); full mechanical inspection and replacement as necessary; brakes are 90% or better; all lights work properly, both heaters work properly, wipers etc. It has 17" mercedes steel wheels with proper sized and rated tires- nice look in my humble opinion.

I updated the very feeble DOT spec headlamps to the far superior H4 headlamps. These are factory units and in very nice condition. Wired properly.

This truck was painted 3-4 years ago. It was well done. Not quite show level but above the par of the daily driver. The photos clearly depict this. The bed is very straight so it would appear this truck has spent it's life as a driver not a work truck. Aluminum gates are straight and clean. The treasure chest doors open and close easily and the treasure chest cavity is in great shape.

The interior is completely stock Tristar. If you have ever driven a stock T3 Transporter commercial DoKa or SiKa and then jump into a Tristar it is like driving a modern car in the comfort level and noise level- so quiet! The interior shows quite well. All Tristar specific items are intact. Given its age it is very nice shape with very little wear. A small nick in the RF seat bottom and some spots on the LF carpet. It appears to have had floor mats its whole life as the carpet looks great other than a couple wear areas. One key works all exterior locks and handles as well as the ignition switch.

I'll let the photos do the remainder of the talking. I have plenty more photos than what is shown here. Clean clear title. I have plenty of experience with exportation and will work with international buyers.

Thanks for looking.
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