Finds: 1997 Hiace UZH138 V8 Ambulance

Finds: 1997 Hiace UZH138 V8 Ambulance

Ladies and gentlemen, feast your eyes on an absolute gem in the world of Toyota Hiace— the 1997 Toyota Hiace UZH 138 super-long-wheelbase ambulance. This..

Ladies and gentlemen, feast your eyes on an absolute gem in the world of Toyota Hiace— the 1997 Toyota Hiace UZH 138 super-long-wheelbase ambulance. This is the unicorn, my friends, the one that fixes the Achilles' heel of other Hiace models—POWER. That's right, power with a capital "P." Say farewell to the slow lane, because the UZH138 is graced by none other than the venerable and world-renowned 1UZ-FE 4.0-liter DOHC V8 engine. Let me repeat that for emphasis, a V8!

But wait, there's more. This beast is mated to a 4-speed automatic transmission, ensuring you enjoy an effortless driving experience. For those seeking to embark on the ultimate van-life adventure, Toyota has equipped this Hiace with their full-time 4WD/4x4 system. No terrain is too challenging for this rig.

With just around 73,000 kilometers or 45,000 miles on the odometer, this powerhouse of an engine has plenty of life left. These engines are virtually bulletproof, often seen chalking up over 500,000 kilometers without breaking a sweat.

Now, let's take a peek inside this extraordinary machine. It boasts seating for six, but the super long wheelbase and high roof offer endless possibilities for your DIY build-out. Features like pressure water, an inverter, a rooftop vent fan, and an abundance of interior lighting and storage options provide you with a solid foundation for your adventure. Dual-zone A/C and heat keep you cozy no matter the weather. And unlike those pesky pop-out windows, this Hiace boasts practical slider windows on the passenger side. The front seats have been upgraded to later-model KZH106 super custom seats, providing superior comfort while harmonizing with the factory interior. Plus, enjoy the convenience of power windows and locks. This vehicle also comes equipped with ABS for added safety.

But we're not done yet! This 1997 Hiace rides on brand-new Toyo Open Country A/T III tires, complete with a full-size spare tire, all wrapped around upgraded OZ Rally wheels. This Hiace even received a 2-inch Roamer lift kit and was paired with high-end Blistein B6 off-road shocks, along with Roamer extended rear sway bar endlinks, to grant you extra ground clearance and enhanced capability. Leaving no stone unturned in the suspension department, they have replaced each and every bushing to ensure a smooth and capable ride.

And when it comes to maintenance, rest assured that they have given this entire vehicle the utmost attention. Not a single service item has been deferred. This Hiace is not just a vehicle; it's a commitment to excellence, adventure, and unrivaled power. Don't miss your chance to own this extraordinary piece of automotive history.

Recent service by Roamer NW includes:
- Timing belt and water pump job at 73k km’s
- All new OEM belts and hoses
- New alternator
- New battery
- New rear exhaust section and resonator
- Upgraded KZH106 super custom front bucket seats (more comfortable)
- New Hiace Southeast all weather floor mats
- 2" Roamer suspension lift with new springs, Bilstein B6 shocks, Roamer extended rear sway bar endlinks, and Energy Suspension bumpstops
- New OEM sway bar, shock, and panhard bar bushings
- New Toyo Open Country ATIII Tires 225-75-r16
- OEM toyota 16” wheel and matching Toyo Open Country ATIII spare in factory location
- 16” OZ Rally wheels
- Fluids and filters
- OEM Air Filter Change
- Front, Rear, and Center (Tcase) Differential fluid service
- Transmission flush service
- Radiator/Coolant flush service
- New OEM radiator cap
- Alignment
- Drivetrain lubrication
- Interior cleaning
- Full service inspection
- And much much more... 

You can find this van, and many other rad examples at or on Instagram @Roamernw

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